Tuesday 2 August 2022

County of Brant receives WCCD Platinum Certification for the Third Consecutive Year

  (Please visit the following link to view the original release on the County of Brant's website)   

August 2, 2022

The County of Brant is thrilled to receive the ISO 37120 Platinum-level certification from the World Council on City Data (WCCD) for the third consecutive year.

With three years of data and the County's commitment to continuing its work with the WCCD, the County of Brant is now poised to begin examining trends that have emerged, in addition to being able to benchmark with over 30 Canadian cities, and 100 cities globally. The certification also serves as a critical tool to continue driving forward strategic priorities such as infrastructure investment.

“The County of Brant is honoured to be awarded the highest level of WCCD ISO 37120 certification for the third consecutive year,” said Mayor David Bailey. “This tool allows the County to assess and build a more livable, resilient and vibrant community. We are proud to join a distinct list of world cities who have achieved this certification which supports sound decision making.”

A few highlights from the WCCD’s ISO 37120 Certified data include:

  • Brant leads in WCCD's Canadian and global network with 250 kilometres of bicycle paths and lanes per 100,000 population
  • Brant has recorded an annual decrease in crimes against property every year since 2018
  • Brant continues to observe an annual increase in the Percentage of Persons in Full-Time Employment

ISO 37120 is the first ISO standard developed especially for municipalities. It contains 104 indicators across 19 themes, and measures County services and quality of life using a common international standard.

“On behalf of the WCCD, it is a pleasure to congratulate the Country of Brant on its third consecutive WCCD ISO 37120 Certification at the highest Platinum level. As an active and prominent participant in WCCD’s Canadian and Global Network, the County of Brant stands out as a leader in harnessing high-caliber data to create a more prosperous, resilient, sustainable, inclusive and smart future for its residents and visitors,” said Dr. Patricia McCarney, WCCD President and CEO. “As the WCCD continues its work with the County of Brant, I look forward to exploring how this three-year trend of data continuity can be put to work in supporting Brant as a data-driven community. Our next three years of work together will continue to drive crucial insights for the County of Brant.”

The County of Brant originally joined the WCCD Canadian and Global Network of over 100 cities as part of the Data for Canadian Cities Pilot Project, supported by the Federal Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities. This certification marks the third and final year of this initial project.


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