Transforming Lives Through Technology

Fostering student engagement and enhanced education outcomes in remote Indigenous communities.

ABOUT USConnected North Story

Connected North provides live, interactive virtual learning experiences and access to educational resources for students and teachers in remote communities, supporting them where they live. Through the program, Indigenous students from Kindergarten - Grade 12 are offered unique opportunities to thrive.

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Our Impact

140

Schools served by Connected North

5,837

Sessions delivered in the last year

1,950

Sessions offered by our Content Provider Partners

319,820

Minutes of digital learning delivered in the last year

96.5

of teachers feel that Connected North sessions help to engage their students, contributing to their attendance in class and motivation for learning.

95

of children who take school trips have higher graduation rates from high school, and 59% have better grades, regardless of gender, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.

Participating Schools

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Our Partners

Lead Program Supporters

Connected North is operated by TakingITGlobal, a registered Canadian charity (866686991RR0001). We're grateful to our large ecosystem of funding partners who make the program possible!

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Program Principles

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.

Supporting Programs

In addition to the Connected North program, we offer several several supporting programs and resources for educators and youth to explore:

Program News & Updates

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon - Photo credit: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall © OSGG-BSGG, 2021
2020 Back to School

Newsletter

September 2020

Champion Profile: Sean St. John

Newsletter

January 2019

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Art for Communities

Support Connected North through the purchase of children's books, language resources and artwork from content providers & artists in our partner communities!

Want to become a partner or get involved?

We'd love to hear from you and explore how you could support the program, or get involved as a content provider or participating school!

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