Policy Hack: Design. Build. Change. was the first competition of its kind in the province designed to generate real ideas and real solutions to policy challenges. The event teamed together public servants from across federal, provincial and municipal governments and the private sector to create solutions to real-world issues affecting government with the end goal of presenting their findings to a panel of judges and creating an impact in government. This five-week event was the result of a first-time partnership between the Province of Prince Edward Island, Veterans Affairs Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Startup Zone.
The winning team being recognized came up with a great solution to a problem put forward by the Town of Stratford on how to improve traffic safety in that community. Their coach, Janice Pettit, from the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, provided mentorship and advice to the team throughout the five-week competition.
Andrew Thompson, Janice Pettit, Carol Sellar, Hon. Robert Mitchell, Alison MacDougall and Mike Beckett (missing from photo: Fazal Malik and Derek McEwen)