First Nations in Northern Ontario Innovate with Social Media Tools

By Jennifer Leask A modern digital tool like social media likely isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when people consider how to preserve First Nations cultures in Northern Ontario, but sites like Facebook and MyKnet.Org are doing just that – and more – for some communities. When Howard Moose wants to get the[…]

Rebooting Canada’s Communication Legislation Conference in Ottawa – May 22-23, 2015

The University of Ottawa’s Centre on Governance and the Forum for Research on Policy in Communications (FRPC) are co-sponsoring a policy and law conference on May 22nd and 23rd, 2015, focussing on Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications legislation. It will examine issues related to communications sovereignty and the use of new content distribution services, the socio-cultural[…]

Youth ICT 2012 – Project Videos on Community Technology

Northern Ontario – Nunavut Monday, 27 February 2012, 04:58 PM KO-KNET’s Cal Kenny and Angie Morris mentored a group of youth video producers from communities across northern Ontario. After a ‘boot camp’ held in Thunder Bay, project participants brainstormed, scripted, filmed and edited videos. Their videos explored different aspects of technology in their communities. Project[…]

New Website for Community Cable Plant Technicians

Sioux Lookout – Ontario Thursday, 23 February 2012, 11:59 AM By Cal Kenny, Multimedia Producer, K-Net Services with Rob McMahon A free online resource is now available for all community cable plant technicians. The website features forums about operating and maintaining a cable plant. It also features troubleshooting tips, videos and support. Visit the Cable[…]

DiabeTEXTS: Innovative Diabetes Community Management

DiabeTEXTS: Innovative Diabetes Community Management Keewaytinook Okimakanak Communities – Ontario Monday, 2 January 2012, 12:44 PM By Michael Mak Living with diabetes makes great educational demands on a family. The support and involvement of children and parents alike plays a central role in the management of the disease. The availability of mobile phones is increasingly[…]

Keewaytinook Internet High School

Keewaytinook Internet High School One innovative program in northern Ontario enables local First Nations students to stay in their home communities while attending high school. Keewaytinook Internet High School, or KiHS, uses ICTs to support community-based learning in classrooms across the northern part of the province. View a recent (October 2011) about KiHS:   VIDEO[…]

Permanent Studios

Fibre-optic broadband infrastructure supports a variety of digital applications — including community-based media projects. In Quebec, the First Nations Education Council partnered with a variety of organizations toinstall broadband in 13 of their 22 member First Nations communities. These networks enable members of those communities to distribute and share digital media . Permanent Studios is[…]