ITAC Online - Featuring the Community IT Hero Award Finalists - August 2010

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… And now, the encore celebration

Last month we celebrated the Corporate IT Hero Award Finalists – a cutting-edge group of ICT innovators. This month, we turn our attention to the Community IT Hero Award Finalists – an equally impressive collection of ICT professionals working to make our world a better, safer and healthier place.

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Opening the information floodgates

Gerry Delorme, Director, Manitoba Health, Office of Disaster Management

Gerry Delorme, Director, Manitoba Health, Office of Disaster Management

In the spring of 2009, Manitoba’s Health department was in a tense position. Forecasts were calling for the second largest Red River flood since 1826, and it was up to Manitoba Health’s Office of Disaster Management (ODM) to ready the public. Gerry Delorme is Director of the ODM. He said it was a rather intense situation to be in. Luckily, he had some world-class technology at his fingertips to help manage the disaster.

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Remote control

Shari Mombourquette, Market Manager, SaskTel (Top) - Sandy Weseen and other members of the Kelsey Trail Regional Health Authority (Bottom)

Shari Mombourquette, Market Manager, SaskTel (Top)
Sandy Weseen and other members of the Kelsey Trail Regional Health Authority (Bottom)

Nearly 50 years after Tommy Douglas made instrumental moves toward the creation of a publicly funded provincial healthcare system, Saskatchewan’s provincial government is still pioneering projects that position it as a leader in the provision of innovative healthcare services.

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Access to (digital) information

Louise Slobodian, Knowledge Ontario

Louise Slobodian, Knowledge Ontario

Today’s “knowledge economy” requires a staggering amount of information as fuel. And an innovative not-for-profit organization in Ontario has created five digital services that serve the province’s large appetite for just that fuel.

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