Program Description

This is a part-time, self-paced 30-hour course. In Indigenous Connectivity Champions, learners will explore the federal and provincial funding opportunities and programs aimed at connecting Indigenous communities to the internet. You’ll learn the who, what, when, where, why, and how to engage in conversations about connecting your communities to the internet. Instructors will ensure learners are provided with a deep understanding of the language used when discussing connectivity. Your community will be a connectivity partner. Our goal is to preserve and uphold self-determination ensuring decisions are not made for your community, but by it.

Upon acceptance, you’ll receive all the necessary tools to participate in this course, including a laptop. All of our courses include cultural support, access to our alumni network, engaging and culturally safe learning environments and the opportunity to ladder into advanced programs with our partner institutions.

Application deadline: TBA

Course begins: TBA

Schedule: TBA

Location: online, delivered through Zoom.

Financial Aid

All First Nations Technology Council Programming is delivered to Indigenous learners at no cost. This is made possible by core funding and generous donations to our Digital Skills Bursary Fund. If you identify as Indigenous and are interested in this course, reach out to [email protected] to learn more or apply today!

Admission Requirements

  • Know how to use the internet (e.g., connecting, accessing sites, using browsers);
  • Understand how to manage files and folders (e.g., save, name, copy, move, backup, rename, delete, check properties);
  • Familiar with Windows 11 environment
  • Comfortable working independently in an online learning environment (e.g., follow a handout or step-by-step tutorial, navigate in a learning management system).