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ABOUT THE ITAC COMMUNITY IT HERO AWARD
The Community IT Hero Award recognizes an individual, group or not-for-profit organization that can demonstrate the creative application of information technology in improving the lives of Canadians.



Dan Babineau, receives the 2008 ITAC Community IT Hero Award on behalf of the City of Moncton

Moncton Leaps into the Digital Age With Free Wi-Fi Mesh Network

In 2007, the city developed and installed a free downtown Wi-Fi mesh network. This completely free network fulfills a variety of civic priorities. It gives business locating in the downtown area the benefit of free access, it extends the benefits of network access to all downtown residents including low income households, and by giving commuters Wi-Fi services on public transport, it’s helping to encourage them to leave their cars at home.
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Toronto Police Officer Calls on Bill Gates

Toronto Police Officer Paul Gillespie, worked with Microsoft to beat child pornographers at their own game.

Gillespie worked with a team to help create the Child Exploitation Tracking System or CETS.
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Vicki Mains: Improving Quality of Life For Those With Vision Loss

As the Information Technology Director for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Vicki Mains has been a leader in the establishment of the Integrated Digital Library Service Project, which provides visually impaired clients access to electronic content.
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Focus On Our 2008 Community IT Hero Award Winner: The City of Moncton, NB

 

 

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