Connected North receives nearly $2M from ON to continue providing virtual learning sessions

The Connected North program–which enhances educational opportunities for students at 55 remote Indigenous schools–has received a nearly-$2M investment from the Government of Ontario. The funding will ensure that students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 can continue to benefit from live, interactive virtual learning sessions during 2023-24. Sessions are delivered by Indigenous educators and mentors, and are designed to teach Indigenous content, foster cultural awareness, and promote academic growth. They are aligned with the Ontario curriculum and cover a variety of subjects, including language, arts, STEM, and mental wellness. “As we continue on our journey of making reconciliation real, our government is committed to ensuring equitable access to education for Indigenous students regardless of where they live or go to school,” said ON Minister of Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford. “Ensuring a more prosperous future for the next generation starts with overcoming barriers to education.”

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