Collectivité ingénieuse de la Péninsule acadienne (CIPA) Inc. launches multi-million dollar Smart Community Project

PAQUETVILLE, NEW BRUNSWICK, June 27th, 2002—The President of Collectivité ingénieuse de la Péninsule acadienne (CIPA) Inc., Nancy Lainey-Thériault, is pleased today to announce the launch of the New Brunswick demonstration project selected by Industry Canada through the Smart Communities program.

The CIPA will receive $4,583,328 in matching funds from Industry Canada over three years. The Smart Communities Program is part of the Government of Canada’s Connecting Canadians initiative, which aims to make Canada the most connected country in the world.

“Collectivité ingénieuse de la Péninsule acadienne (CIPA) Inc. intends to successfully meet the many challenges set forth in the New Brunswick Smart Community demonstration project,” Ms. Lainey-Thériault added also that her organization “is fully committed to facilitating the Acadian Peninsula’s entry into the knowledge age and information and communication technologies.”

CIPA will be using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to provide innovative interactive services that will meet local needs in several areas including: economics, education, health, service delivery and networking with the Canadian and international francophonie.

The CIPA project consists of several components:

  1. Community involvement and project management;
  2. Support services;
  3. Smart services;
    • Setting up and operating a community network;
    • Setting up and operating a community portal;
    • Network of Community Access Centres (CACs) and kiosks;
    • Network of Community Training and Education Centres;
    • Business and economic development network;
    • Network of towns, villages and local services districts; and
    • Health and wellness network.

To learn more about La Péninsule acadienne demonstration project, please visit: www.cipanb.ca. To learn more about the Smart Communities program, please visit: http://smartcommunities-broadband.ic.gc.ca.

For additional information, contact:

Jacques Léger
Executive Director
Collectivité ingénieuse de la Péninsule acadienne (CIPA) Inc.
(506) 764-1030

Lise Picknell
Communications Officer
Industry Canada
(613) 941-1306

June 27th, 2002

 

 




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