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Civic Hall Toronto Presents: Civic Innovation Showcase
December 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
🗒️ What’s on the agenda? Join us in celebrating this year’s stories of cross-sectoral collaboration from the City of Toronto (MOVE and RentSafeTo teams), Ample Labs, and SafeSupport.Chat team.
✉️ Who’s invited? We are inviting all public servants from all municipalities from across Ontario as well as civic-minded tech and design professionals to join this us in this public event.
Our Civic Innovation Showcase is an opportunity to witness civic innovation in action, grow your civic tech network, and learn how Civic Hall Toronto can help you find agile solutions for your civic challenge.
📍 Where does it take place? This is a virtual event on WebEx. Registered participants will receive the login information prior to the event.
📬 If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Speakers
Ample Labs- Ample Lab is a Toronto-based non-profit that envisions a world where no one has to face homelessness and they use AI to make this dream come true. Chalmers is Ample Labs’ first AI-chatbot and currently, it’s being launched across Ontario in both small and larger municipalities. Chalmers is an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot that helps those people facing homelessness find social services like free meals, shelter, clothing banks, and more across the city. Chalmers operates on desktop and mobile devices and it’s proven to be 60x faster than google in navigating and recommending resources.
MOVE team- MOVE is a collaboration between Code for Canada and the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division. Transportation Services is responsible for building and maintaining transportation infrastructure in Toronto, and data is foundational to this work. MOVE is a new tool that centralizes the city’s collision and traffic volume data, and will enable Transportation Services to take a more proactive approach to decision-making and mobility, with an emphasis on safety and Toronto’s Vision Zero initiatives. MOVE has accomplished two years of comprehensive user research, prototyping and product development. Currently, MOVE is gearing up for the first launch.
SafeSupport.Chat- SafeSupport.Chat is a private chat and text app designed specifically for the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) and their 30 member centres. Informed by support seekers and frontline workers from sexual assault centres, this real-time messaging chat service offers secure online support to survivors of sexual violence and harassment. Using the open-source, decentralized communication platform, Matrix, Safe Support Chat provides anonymous and end-to-end encrypted communication while allowing sexual assault centres complete control over their own chat services and any data related to it. Safe Support Chat was developed and tested by a broad group of people committed to expanding access to sexual assault support including the core Project Team of PRIMAL GLOW Communications, Nomadic Labs, and Brent Edwards Consulting. The creation of Safe Support Chat has been funded through the “Using Technology to Better Support Survivors: Innovation in Frontline Settings” Innovation Fund Project through the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Office of Women’s Issues.