News - Technology

January 20, 2014
Two years ago, Igloolik became the first site for an innovative Internet broadcasting project that Kunuk and his partner Norman Cohn hope will help birth a new wave of grassroots filmmaking in 10...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Indigenous, Inuit, Technology, Nunavut
November 7, 2013
According to a newest Statscan survey on Internet use there is a huge link between household income and internet use. According to Statscan, 62% of people in the poorest households use the internet...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Technology, All of Canada
April 11, 2012
The Nova Scotia CAP Association has launched a website, to save the Community Access Program (CAP) that ensures all Canadians have equal access to the Internet and technology and have...
Keywords: Technology, All of Canada
September 19, 2011
Nick Smith, a BC public school teacher, wrote in The Tyee last week about the utility of open source software, and the special advantages it has for teaching courses online. Smith is an affiliate of...
Keywords: Education, Technology, British Columbia, International
August 3, 2011
Canada Without Poverty ( has a new look and new content on their website. The press release on their updated website is found here.
Keywords: Poverty Research, Technology, All of Canada
February 25, 2011
PovNet was asked to speak at a workshop on social media and sharing public legal education at the Just a Click Away conference in Vancouver. We were inspired by the thoughts and words of the amazing...
Keywords: Legal Info (PLEI), Technology
January 7, 2011
Over the past year, the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities has been working with a number of community organizations in British Columbia through the BC Personal Supports Council to discuss the...
Keywords: Disability, Technology, British Columbia
October 25, 2010
Penny Goldsmith interviewed several advocates and PovNet board members across BC and Canada during her fellowship with the Carold Institute last year. This illustrated story came out of an interview...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Organizing, Technology, All of Canada
March 16, 2010
The Community Access Program (CAP) has been funding affordable internet access and skills in communities across Canada for the last 16 years. A number of CAP sites have recently received letters from...
Keywords: Technology, All of Canada
November 4, 2009
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Keywords: Technology
October 29, 2009
PovNet now has a Twitter feed! You can check out our Twitter feed on the
Keywords: Technology
June 12, 2006
"The First Nations Summit Chiefs, upon creating the First Nations Technology Council in 2002, declared the internet a crucial element of life, as vital as clean water or community land." The Tyee's...
Keywords: Indigenous, Technology, British Columbia
June 29, 2005
A new wireless broadband network is installed in isolated communities in Nunavut. This network will give communities that have little access to services the ability to access online information and...
Keywords: Technology, Nunavut
October 30, 2002
Download the study by EKOS Research Associates, Tracking the Dual Digital Divide (in PDF), tracks updates on general access levels to the internet, and who's still not online. It also discusses...
Keywords: Technology, All of Canada
December 6, 2001
The Premier’s Technology Council (PTC) released its First Quarterly Report (in PDF) - November 22, 2001. Among other things the PTC is examining ways to removing barriers that keep many British...
Keywords: Technology, British Columbia
November 18, 2001
The days of slow connections are a thing of the past for Dawson City. October saw highspeed access available to Dawson City residents in the form of cable and DSL.
Keywords: Technology, Yukon
August 20, 2001
The G8 - the Group of 8 of the world's most industrialized nations meet annually to discuss everything from international trade to the environment to relations with developing countries and beyond...
Keywords: Technology, International