The Regional Municipality Of York


Together, putting data to work

York Region works with its municipal partners, clients and residents to “put data to work.”

The amount of data the Region records and relies upon is growing significantly. Each vehicle position reading, asset refurbishment, resident contact and business transaction contribute to the Region’s collective data resource. We put this data to work by providing expertise and solutions through partnership development, data purchases, data analytics, data access and integration, GIS (geographic information system) mapping, database design and build, visualization and storytelling, and business process improvement.

Data drives insights. However, the data we provide must be of known and suitable quality for it to be trusted and used efficiently. People can do their jobs better with good data – whether it’s routing emergency vehicles in new neighbourhoods, prioritizing inspections, forecasting development fees, avoiding emergency repairs on water mains and much more – because they have easy access to trusted data.

York Region is leading a digital transformation by building capacity and capability across the organization, fostering our data-informed culture working with our partners to serve our thriving communities, today and tomorrow.

Leaders in the Industry

York Region was named the 2020 President’s Award recipient from Esri – the global leader in location intelligence. The President’s Award is the highest honour given by Esri, with recipients carefully chosen by Esri’s Founder and President, Jack Dangermond. York Region is honoured to be the first Canadian organization recognized with this prestigious award.

This award recognizes York Region’s commitment to continuous improvement and using trusted data to inform decisions. It is the result of a 25-year journey focused on working collaboratively with our partners and using data to solve problems and make a difference within our communities.

Read the news releases from Esri Inc. and Esri Canada.

Our Journey

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York Region has invested in building a data-informed culture based on collaboration and innovation. We have delivered many ground-breaking projects and programs that have increased our capacity to better serve our communities.

We’ve developed a data collaboration “playbook” to share insights and support our partners in achieving similar success. Contact us through the form below and get your copy today.

Our Future

York Region has a history of being committed to collaboration and continuous improvement. In 2018, we established a Data and Analytics Master Plan, which is a cross-departmental, collaborative plan to help the Region use data more effectively and strategically.

The Region is streamlining and modernizing processes so that our employees can more effectively “put data to work.” By strengthening our data-informed culture, we can make better decisions, design better programs, and deliver more effective services to our communities.

Want to Connect?

Are you ready to learn more about the work York Region and its partners are doing to put data to work? Please submit your request through to our team using the form below and a subject matter expert will connect with you.

Related Resources

YorkInfo Partnership
Open Data


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