Describe how information
and communication technologies have benefitted your community
to date (e.g. specify measurable changes in the way people live,
work and play).
The introduction of
improved communication services has created new local jobs and
job opportunities. It has provided a vital professional development
connection for local teachers and health professionals in the
community. New media has also provided a means for youth to escape
the isolation of their immediate environment and to learn more
about the world around them. These new services have improved
First Nations access to government agencies, officials and programs.
New communications services have been used to provide culturally
and linguistically relevant instruction to children. Recent investments
in infrastructure development by Bell Canada and other partners
is resulting in new career and entrepreneurial opportunities.