What is Connected North?

Connected North fosters student engagement and enhanced education outcomes in remote Indigenous communities. This leading edge program delivers immersive and interactive education services, through Cisco's high definition, two-way TelePresence video technology. The program is made possible through a strong ecosystem of supporters with program delivery managed by TakingITGlobal. The goal is to provide students and teachers with access to content that is engaging and innovative, with the hope of increasing feelings of empowerment in school and in life.

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On May 1st and 2nd 2020, we are hosting our third annual Tech4Good hockey tournament! The event raises critically needed funds to enable the program to serve more communities, adding more schools and students to the network. Learn more about the event!

The Connected North Story

Participating Schools

Program Principles

Relationship Building

Relationship Building

Building trust with students, educators and communities by demonstrating respect, humility and transparency in all that we do.

Empowerment Through Role Models

Connecting students with First Nations, Métis, Inuit and non-Indigenous role models to inspire hope and future pathways.

Customized Content

Delivering content that is relevant to the unique cultures, local contexts and priorities of each school.


Thinking Beyond The Classroom

Understanding that students' experiences within the classroom cannot be disconnected from their realities outside of the classroom including historical and social contexts.

Adapting Expectations

Working with the unique strengths, challenges and learning goals for each school and letting them guide what success looks like.

Incorporating a Diversity of Voices

Welcoming input from a range of sources on how we can best support participating students and educators.



Program Founder


Ecosystem Leader



SSi Micro SaskTel KNet NorthwesTel

Lead Program Supporters

Program Supporters

  • Alix & James Arnett

  • Barry And Laurie Green Family Charitable Trust

  • Greg and Susan Guichon

  • John and Nina Cassils

  • Mackinnon Family Charitable Fund

  • Peter and Catherine Clark Family Foundation

  • R. Howard Webster Foundation

  • The Pace Family Foundation

  • Willa Black and Don Jarvis

Other Program Partners

Thanks to our other 2018-2019 Supporters

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Donate to support the program

Ecosystem leader TakingITGlobal is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (866686991RR0001). Donations to the program can be made online or mailed to:

Connected North
c/o TakingITGlobal
117 Peter Street, Suite 212
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 0M3

Interested in delivering sessions?

We'd love to learn more about the resources, content, and stories you'd like to share! Apply to be a content provider here.

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