Canada’s North is known for its landscape and pristine wilderness. The North’s remoteness is also one of its greatest challenges. High rates of suicide, addiction, and unemployment threaten isolated communities. Connected North uses Cisco collaboration technology to close service gaps and strengthen the community’s own resources.
Connected North uses collaboration technology to connect people in remote communities to educational and mental healthcare services.
Connected North is a unique partnership between governments, private sector partners, community leaders, and NGOs, led by Cisco.
27 schools in Northern Canada connected with collaboration technology
700+ online learning sessions delivered since 2013
US$300,000 fundraising campaign underway to expand across Canada
“In Iqaluit alone, students are missing on average 41 days of school each year and 75% of Inuit children drop out of high school…Connected North is a crucial step in rectifying the situation.”Donald Peters, Principal of Aqsarniit Middle School
Connected North aims to inspire meaningful and sustainable change for individuals and communities.