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Statement from the Minister of National Defence on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

From: National Defence Statement September 30, 2021 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: “Today marks the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a time for every Canadian to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2021166 Views

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Makes Progress on Territorial Internet Connectivity Project

August 18, 2021 Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Council Treaty #3 are pleased to announce the approval of the $51 million Treaty #3 Territorial Internet Connectivity Project. This announcement comes on the news of a joint investment by the Federal and Provincial governments of $148 million in Northwestern Ontario. This funding announcement will provide the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 202172 Views

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ITK Calls For Increased Internet Access, Reliability And Affordability In Inuit Nunangat As Part Of COVID-19 Recovery Plans

Affordable, reliable high-speed broadband in Inuit Nunangat is imperative to allow Inuit to participate equitably in society and the economy. However, availability of high-speed internet in Inuit communities lags behind the rest of Canada as well as many other Arctic jurisdictions. Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s latest Research Briefing, ‘The Digital Divide: Broadband Connectivity in Inuit Nunangat’, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 202160 Views

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CRTC Broadband Fund to introduce or improve Internet access services and mobile wireless services for 46 communities in five provinces

From: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission August 4, 2021 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Today, the CRTC announced that 10 projects will receive up to nearly $20.5 million in funding from the Broadband Fund. The projects will potentially benefit approximately 3,625 households in 46 communities, including 16 Indigenous communities, in British […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 202153 Views

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Funding digital equity: CIRA grants $1.25M to Indigenous, rural, and student projects

OTTAWA, JULY 29, 2021 – At a time when internet access has never been more important, CIRA, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, today announced $1.25 million in grants to support communities across the country where the need is greatest.  For 2021, CIRA’s Community Investment Program grants initiative placed a special emphasis on grants for internet-related projects in Indigenous and rural communities, along with initiatives that […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 202151 Views

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Ontario Expanding Access to High-Speed Internet Across the Province

Local Projects will Provide Communities with Access to High-Speed Internet July 26, 2021 TORONTO — With an ambitious plan to bring high-speed internet to every community across the province, Ontario is announcing an investment of up to $14.7 million for 13 new projects under the Improving Connectivity for Ontario (ICON) program. These projects will bring […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 202161 Views

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Ontario Helping Small Businesses Establish Online Presence

Government’s investment will help businesses expand their digital presence and market their services online July 19, 2021 TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $10 million towards the Digital Main Street program for 2021-22 to help over 13,000 small businesses expand their digital presence and market their services online. As businesses enter Step 3 of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202155 Views

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National skills agenda required to prepare Indigenous youth for digital future: RBC report

Nearly two-thirds of jobs held by Indigenous workers are at risk of a skills overhaul; Indigenous youth less confident in their digital literacy skills compared to non-Indigenous youth; Less than 25 per cent of households in First Nations communities have access to high-speed internet; The success of Indigenous youth will be key to Canada’s success […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 202155 Views

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Government of Canada invests nearly $208,000 to bring high-speed Internet to Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 145 Indigenous households in Ontario to benefit from increased connectivity June 23, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202170 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada to announce investment in high-speed Internet for rural and Indigenous communities in Ontario

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada June 22, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, alongside the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will make an important announcement about high-speed Internet for rural […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202159 Views

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