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A digital legacy for the Next 150

Connected North is transforming classrooms for hundreds of students in Canada’s remote communities. Now we need your help.

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Canada’s Indigenous students deserve the opportunity to learn, develop, and dream

Launched in 2013 with one school in Iqaluit, Connected North now reaches 32 schools in the Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and Ontario. As we mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, we’re asking for your help to grow this program.

Help us shape the next 150 years by establishing a lasting legacy that will improve education for Indigenous peoples across Canada.

Turning digital connections into human connections

Using Cisco two-way video conferencing solutions, students are given unique access to mentors, teachers, and other classrooms. They develop real, human, face-to-face relationships that enable new ways of learning. Whether it’s virtual field trips or sessions with experts, Connected North students are transported from the classroom to a world of possibilities.

  • $300K Fundraising Goal to support the growth of Connected North

    Fundraising Goal to support the growth of Connected North.

  • 30 Schools participating in Connected North by Fall 2017

    Schools participating in Connected North by Fall 2017.

  • 700+ Virtual sessions in Connected North schools since 2013

    Virtual sessions in Connected North schools since 2013.

Stories of Connected North

Stories of Connected North: Establishing a digital legacy across Canada – Waukomaun Pawis

Waukomaun Pawis

"Our students need to see that there are Indigenous people who are doing very well for themselves in their chosen field of study or their career. In some of our communities, we don’t see that on a regular basis."

Stories of Connected North: Establishing a digital legacy across Canada – Willa Black

Willa Black

"By listening to the community leaders, we learn what we can do to bring the right services to the right students at the right time. That is the magic of video collaboration."

Stories of Connected North: Establishing a digital legacy across Canada – Chef David Wolfman

Chef Wolfman

"I thought, ‘there’s a great opportunity. I’ll cook. They’ll cook.’ We communicate. I think it’s really valuable that students are able to talk to me. Ask questions. Answer questions. It works both ways."

Stories of Connected North: Establishing a digital legacy across Canada – Tony Allen

Tony Allen

“It feels very good to be able to bring technology in and shrink the distance, the size of the country for children. They’re the future.”

Stories of Connected North: Establishing a digital legacy across Canada – Parr Josephee

Parr Josephee

"I like to meet a lot of people. I learn from them and they learn from me. And with Connected North, everyone is a student and everyone is a teacher.”

Stories of Connected North: Establishing a digital legacy across Canada – Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

"Seeing how something that I take for granted, so simple in my everyday life, can have that much meaning or impact to someone else…has inspired me to want to do more.”

Help transform students’ lives

Donate to Connected North today and help support learning and wellness for students across Canada’s remote Indigenous communities.