At the 2022-23 Semi-Final on 24 January, six teams presented their ideas and answered the judges’ questions; the judges then selected four ideas for the shortlist. After a further period of research, the four remaining teams again faced the judging panel – this time including our program champions – at the Final on 21 June 2023.
There, Frank Des Rosiers, Assistant Deputy minister for Strategic Policy and Innovation at Natural Resources Canada, named the winner (see below). Canadian government Chief Data Officer Stephen Burt offered his support as the idea moves towards implementation, commenting that “the quality of ideas across the board made it a very difficult decision.”
“All of these ideas, I think, have a lot of value if we can get them into delivery,” Burt said, adding that he will “help you, from my perch here at Treasury Board, to get traction in your departments for your work.”
For more details, see our news article. Please see below the recording of the Grand Final.