AWS in Canada's Public Sector

Thousands of government, education, nonprofit, and healthcare organizations across Canada use AWS to deliver better services and drive innovation.

With over 6,500 government, education, nonprofit and healthcare organizations using AWS, we understand the unique needs of Canada’s public sector. AWS partners with you directly to navigate cloud procurement and migration. Our Canada Region infrastructure lets you store data in-country, addressing data residency and compliance requirements. And our network of Canadian data centres isolates and protects your data from disaster events. Across Canada, public sector leaders choose AWS for security, reliability, and cost savings. Join us, and benefit from more than 200 services that can accelerate your digital transformation.

AWS Cloud for Canada's Public Sector

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How AWS is powering Canada’s public sector COVID response

Across the country, AWS is helping the public sector deliver essential COVID response and recovery services. Learn more about our work with partners on the ArriveCAN app, the CERB benefit program, the StatCan Situational Awareness Dashboard, and more.
 

Watch AWS Public Sector Summit sessions on demand

Catch the highlights from AWS’ largest annual public sector summit, or dive deep and build your knowledge. Hear the latest updates about new AWS services, learn from public sector organizations, and develop the skills to design, deploy, and operate cloud infrastructure and applications.

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Amazon Connect Contact Centres: Powering Superior Customer Service at Lower Cost

Across Canada, public sector organizations choose Amazon Connect’s contact centre because
it’s easy to set up, use, and scale. From government agencies to nonprofit associations, Amazon Connect drives better experiences for citizens, contact centre agents, and managers.  

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Enabling security, interoperability, and discovery in healthcare with the cloud

How can Canadian healthcare organizations leverage AWS to better serve patients and meet their mission? Learn how healthcare providers across the country are using the AWS Cloud to keep patient information secure, achieve interoperability, and speed time to science.

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Canada public sector industry segments

Government

Government

Federal, provincial, and municipal government teams across the country.

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Education

Education

Educational institutions, EdTech companies, and students.

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Nonprofits

Healthcare

Hospitals, research institutes, local care providers, and healthtech leaders.

Nonprofits

Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations, NGOs, and tech companies serving nonprofits.

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Customer Success Stories

See how public sector customers in Canada are using AWS today.

  • Government
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Nonprofits
  • Government
  • Government of Ontario

    Using AWS, the Government of Ontario makes information and services accessible to over 14 million people in Canada’s largest province.

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    Library and Archives Canada

    Learn how this federal government department uses AWS to preserve Canada’s documentary heritage, which includes 20 million publications and 30 million photographic images.

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    UNB

    The Government of Canada’s Communications Security Establishment and the University of New Brunswick use AWS to drive innovative cybersecurity research.

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    Milton

    Learn how the town of Milton was able to improve traffic flows by launching a solution hosted on AWS—all within four weeks.

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  • Education
  • D2L

    By innovating faster using AWS, D2L builds better software that empowers their education sector customers to do what they care most about: transforming the learning experience.

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    UBC

    The University of British Columbia has partnered with AWS to establish the first university-based Cloud Innovation Centre in Canada, providing students, staff, and faculty access to cloud technology to advance projects, along with employing Amazon’s innovation processes.

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    Athabasca University

    Athabasca University has helped increase access to education for rural and international learners by moving its content management platform to AWS.

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    Humber

    Learn how Humber College used AWS to move 30,000 students to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, in under 10 business days.

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  • Healthcare
  • CIHI

    By migrating to AWS, the Canadian Institute for Health Information improved the agility and performance of its data processing infrastructure, while reducing costs.

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    Grand River Hospital

    Learn how Ontario’s Grand River Hospital built the first AWS healthcare data lake in Canada, housing sensitive patient and administrative data while it retired its legacy hospital information systems.

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    Alaya Care

    AlayaCare is “all in” on the AWS cloud: The health tech leader uses AWS services to deliver better remote patient monitoring and other end-to-end solutions for care providers.

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    NLCHI

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information is providing enhanced hybrid access to electronic health records through AWS PrivateLink.

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  • Nonprofits
  • mpac

    By moving their infrastructure to AWS, The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) was able achieved over 75% savings within the first 3 months.

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    Canadian Pharmacists Association

    Canadian Pharmacists Assocation is using AWS to expand their digital presence through a variety of digital tools.

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    Jour de la Terre Quebec

    Jour de la Terre chose to shift its IT infrastructure to AWS to improve control and insight without sacrificing agility and flexibility—and without incurring the expense of staffing an IT department.

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    DonorPerfect

    DonorPerfect transitioned to AWS two years ago to provide a scalable and elastic infrastructure for its nonprofit clients.

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Getting started

Leverage the latest cloud technologies to build a resilient organization

Find out how AWS can help your organization develop a resiliency plan to make sure operations can continue, regardless of the disruption, by joining our webinars and downloading our guide to building organizational resilience.

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Get to know the AWS Cloud Cost Optimization Center

Whether you're already on AWS or planning to migrate your first workload to the AWS Cloud, you can use these tools to improve automation and save on your cloud deployment: webinars on-demand, eBook, Cloud Assessment Readiness Tool, and more.

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Best Practices for Cloud Database Migration

Learn about the full lifecycle of database migrations to the AWS Cloud, while taking into consideration performance, system scalability, data security, and database maintenance requirements.

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Guide to Digital Transformation with the Cloud

The one stop shop for digital transformation guidance including guides, checklists, frameworks, and more.

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Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Our webinars help IT practitioners, CIOs, CTOs, CSOs, data scientists, and engineers with little to no AI/ML experience find their best use case and build a proof-of-concept.

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Reference Guide to Data Lifecycle and Analytics

Data is an organization’s most valuable asset. Learn how to prepare, process, and analyze your data in the AWS Cloud to improve decision-making. ­­

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AWS Cloud Champion

Play a gamified tutorial on working, teaching, and engaging remotely. Learn about different capabilities for online meetings, cloud-based contact centers, and virtual desktops.

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Enhancing Your Contact Center with Amazon Connect for the Public Sector

Learn about some of our public sector customer success stories, partner solutions, and best practices for using Amazon Connect.

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AWS Partners

The AWS Partner Network (APN) is the global partner program for AWS. It is focused on helping APN Partners build successful AWS-based businesses or solutions by providing business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market support.

Why become an APN Partner?

As an APN Partner, you will receive business, technical, sales, and marketing resources to help enable you to grow your business and better support your customers. Join the APN and take advantage of numerous APN Partner programs to differentiate your business and connect with customers on AWS. Learn more about the benefits of being an APN Partner below.

If you are an APN Partner who does business with government, education, or nonprofit organizations, learn more about the benefits of becoming an AWS Public Sector Partner.

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Why work with an APN Public Sector Partner?

APN Partners are focused on your success, helping customers take full advantage of all the business benefits that AWS has to offer. With their deep expertise on AWS, APN Public Sector Partners are uniquely positioned to help your organization at any stage of your cloud adoption journey, and to help you achieve your business objectives. Find an APN Public Sector Partner today.

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Partner Solutions for the Canadian Public Sector »

AWS Public Sector Competency Partners

The APN features best-of-breed technology providers and consulting partners that offer public sector organizations a wide variety of cloud-based solutions.

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Nonprofit Competency Partners »

Direct Connect Partners »