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Canada’s digital divide hurts Indigenous and rural communities: Senator Klyne – SenCA

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 202388 Views

February 8, 2023

If you’re reading this text online, chances are you have a stable, high-speed internet connection and the skills necessary to navigate the device you’re reading it on — be it a laptop, smartphone or iPad.

Unfortunately, not all Canadians get the opportunity to learn those skills. A digital divide exists in our country that separates many rural and Indigenous populations from accessing digital literacy and skills training opportunities. This gap has serious economic and social consequences for Canada.

How did we arrive here? What if this situation persists? More importantly, how can we close the gap?

First, some background information is helpful to understand digital literacy and its impact on our lives.

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