Tuesday 14 November 2023

Vaughan receives Triple Certification from World Council on City Data on the ISO 37120 Series

(Please visit Vaughan's website to view the original release)

(From left, top: CAO Nick Spensieri, Councillor Marilyn Iafrate, Councillor Chris Ainsworth, Councillor Mario Ferri, Mayor Steven DelDuca, Councillor Mario Racco, Councillor Adriano Volpentesta, Councillor Gila Martow, Councillor Rosanna Defrancesca
From left, bottom: Joy Wang, Kelly Sutton, Patricia McCarney, Justine Hamilton-Arvisais, Stefan Tzianetas)

Vaughan is building a resilient, sustainable, smart and prosperous city! In fact, the City of Vaughan’s high-calibre data makes our city-building efforts award winning. The City has been presented with Triple Certification from the World Council on City Data (WCCD).

Founded in Canada in 2014, the WCCD helps municipalities embrace ISO standardized city data to make data-driven decisions. Having standardized data enables any city of any size to measure and track its performance and progress annually. This globally comparable data is the starting point for economic development, innovation, widespread information exchange and smart, sustainable and resilient city development.

The WCCD presented Vaughan with the following certifications during a ceremonial presentation at the Nov. 14 Council meeting: 

  • Vaughan’s eighth consecutive Platinum World Council on City Data ISO 37120 Sustainable Cities Certification
  • Vaughan’s second Early Adopter World Council on City Data ISO 37122 Smart Cities Certification
  • Vaughan’s first Early Adopter World Council on City Data ISO 37123 Resilient Cities Certification
These certifications further establish the City as a leader in data-driven decision-making, both in Canada and on the global stage. View the WCCD’s presentation to learn more about the City’s achievements with data-driven insights.

“The City of Vaughan continues to be a leader in adopting innovative approaches to advance our city-building strategy. This includes our commitment to data-driven and accountable decision-making. Our efforts have once again been noticed as the City received Triple ISO Certification from the World Council on City Data today. We have been a WCCD ISO Certified City since 2015, and are now the first and only Canadian city to achieve all three certifications. This milestone is a credit to staff across the organization and a reflection of our collective commitment to delivering Service Excellence to the Vaughan community. We will continue to champion effective use of data and excellence in innovation to move our city forward.”

- Mayor Steven Del Duca 


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