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Town of Whitby Wins iCompass Foundation Award

October 10, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alison Hermansen
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Mayor Perkins and the Members of Council are pleased to announce that the Town of Whitby—and in particular two key staff members, Debi Wilcox and Susan Cassel—has received the iCompass Foundation Award. This prestigious award from iCompass Technologies recognizes a municipality for its innovation in technology related to meeting management for improving openness and transparency in local government. Representatives from iCompass Technologies presented the Award at the Town’s October 7, 2013, meeting of Council.

Mayor Perkins states that the new paperless meeting management system has been a great success. She further notes that the launch of CivicWeb, an interactive Council portal, ensures that important decisions made by Whitby Council are easily accessible for the public and it also allows the public the ability to subscribe to meetings for automatic agenda and minute postings.

"The Town of Whitby continues to be on the forefront of open government technology, not only with our dedicated group of municipal partners, but with public sector organizations across North America,” says iCompass VP Operations Paul Blanchet. "By implementing CivicWeb, Whitby is providing the public with intuitive, digital access to important government documents.”

The new CivicWeb portal ( transforms the way people get information about Council and Committee meetings, making open governance a reality for the Town of Whitby. The Council portal is provided by Canadian Local Government Technology Leader iCompass Technologies and has been designed specifically to promote open government, so it's easy to navigate and access information.

Mayor Perkins further notes that the Town of Whitby has established itself as a leading municipality when it comes to open government, transparency and green initiatives. CivicWeb provides the tools for improving the flow of information between the Town and the public.

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Town of Whitby
575 Rossland Road E
Whitby, Ontario
Canada, L1N 2M8