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Indigenous communities given support to join tech labour force – Canadian HR Reporter

Jan 12, 2022 ‘We are underestimating the talent that there is in this country, because there are people who are really eager to learn and to be part of this tech ecosystem’ Google Canada has announced a $600,000 commitment to provide free digital skills training to Indigenous job seekers across Canada. This funding includes a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 202215 Views

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Report includes Indigenous lens on remote learning in Canada – Timmins Today

Report finds only 17 per cent of households on First Nations had access to broadband internet connectivity A new report, including experiences of Indigenous youth who are disproportionately impacted by existing distant learning challenges, has been released. The 56-page report, which is titled Uncharted Waters: Toward A World-Class Canadian E-Learning Paradigm, was released on Dec. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 202119 Views

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Google Canada commits $600,000 to reskill Indigenous job seekers for new careers in technology

TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2021 – Today, Google Canada announced a $600,000 commitment to provide free digital skills training to Indigenous job seekers across Canada. The support includes a $500,000 Google.org grant towards ComIT’s Recoding Futures IT training program, an additional $100,000 in funding to support Indspire with their education and job training programs and an […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202117 Views

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New mobile app and podcast created to support First Nations wellness

New mobile app and podcast created to support First Nations wellness Chatham-Kent, ON (November 29, 2021) Thunderbird Partnership Foundation has developed a new mobile app and podcast that promote Indigenous healing and wellness that are grounded in culture, and Indigenous ways of knowing. The new Thunderbird Wellness app provides access to culturally safe, trauma informed […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 202136 Views

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Geospatial analyst creates online app to raise awareness of the water crisis in First Nation communities – U Windsor News

Nov 17th, 2021 While libraries across Canada celebrate geographic information systems Nov. 17 as GIS Day, Leddy Library’s geospatial data analyst Carina Luo decided to use the technology to raise awareness about the ongoing water crisis in First Nation communities. “Access to safe and reliable drinking water is easy for most Canadians, however many First […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 202121 Views

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Ontario Expanding High-Quality, Accessible Virtual Learning

Province’s call for proposals in partnership with eCampusOntario will help students increase their skills and create fulfilling careers October 28, 2021 TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $10.7 million to provide more flexible postsecondary education options for learners. This funding will help expand the suite of high-quality, market-responsive virtual learning programs and resources across […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 202174 Views

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Canada’s connectivity gap leaving rural, remote, and Indigenous communities further behind: New report

October 28, 2021 Many people in rural and remote regions of Canada are still unable to access essential services online and struggle to thrive in an increasingly connected economy, according to a new expert panel report from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). Incremental policy approaches have failed to close the connectivity gap, and the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 202133 Views

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Journey through an incredible world of awe-inspiring insects in Bug Lab, a new immersive exhibition at Ontario Science Centre

TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2021  – Step into a realm that’s truly un-bee-lievable! With giant, ultra-realistic models of bugs and engaging hands-on activities, Bug Lab explores the unique genius of bugs and their profound impact on human lives. Created by New Zealand’s national museum Te Papa, working with award-winning film studio Weta Workshop, the one-of-a-kind exhibition […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 2021140 Views

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High-speed internet will be a ‘game-changer’ for remote Indigenous communities – TBNewsWatch.com

Rapid Lynx project will connect five fly-in First Nations via 700km fibre-optic, long-haul line. Wayne Slipperjack recalled the early days, in the late 1990s, of dial-up internet in Eabametoong First Nation: the telltale crackling as a signal was sent over the phone line, followed by the agonizingly drawn-out wait while a file downloaded. “It was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202133 Views

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High-speed internet will be a ‘game-changer’ for remote Indigenous communities – Northern Ontario Business

Rapid Lynx project will connect five fly-in First Nations via 700km fibre-optic, long-haul line Wayne Slipperjack recalled the early days, in the late 1990s, of dial-up internet in Eabametoong First Nation: the telltale crackling as a signal was sent over the phone line, followed by the agonizingly drawn-out wait while a file downloaded. “It was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202137 Views

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