Bridging the Digital Divide for Equitable Educational Opportunities

Date(s) - 11 Feb 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM



COVID-19 has greatly accelerated the education system’s move to remote learning. What was previously a slow growing option suddenly became the only option in many school districts. Yet households and students have uneven access to the necessary resources for successful remote learning.  This is raising questions about the ramifications the “Digital Divide” is having on access to education. Many organizations are fast-tracking initiatives to reduce the Digital Divide and its impact on educational opportunities. 

These issues and approaches to bridging the Digital Divide were explored at the webinar “Bridging the Digital Divide for Equitable Educational Opportunities” on February 11, 2021, 10 to 11:30 AM (EST). Panelists included representatives from the University of Regina, City of Chicago, (Chicago Connected Initiative), City of Toronto Connected Communities, Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board. 

The full video recording of the webcast is available for downloading here

The agenda, panelist biographies and presentations made during the webinar are available for downloading below. 

Agenda and Panelist Biographies



TDSB Digital Divide

TCDSB – Bridging the Digital Divide for Equitable Educational Opportunities

Chicago Connected

Camillo Presentation

ICE Committee