Bridging the Gap With Better Access to Digital Learning

Bridging the Gap With Better Access to Digital Learning

When I think about the importance of connectivity in Ontario’s North, I think about Jessica Taylor. Jessica completed her Early Childhood Education diploma at Confederation College through Contact North, right in her hometown of Ginoogaming First Nation, Ontario. “I liked online learning. I can work ... Continue Reading
The Library Revolution

The Library Revolution

It’s nearly midnight. Most Ontarians are in bed, asleep as they rest for the coming day. But in the City of Vaughan, three public libraries are still open. At the Bathurst Clark, Civic Centre and Pierre Berton Resource Libraries, students ... Continue Reading
Creating memories and wonder in the classroom

Creating memories and wonder in the classroom

It looks like an ordinary classroom. There are chalkboards and posters on the wall; students sit at their desks, ready to learn. But what happens in Michael Leonard’s grade four classroom at St. John’s Catholic Elementary School in the Waterloo ... Continue Reading
ORION Leadership Award winners 2019

ORION presents 2019 Leadership Award winners

TORONTO, May 15, 2019 – ORION has recognized three parties for their contributions to Ontario’s research, education and innovation communities by awarding them with a 2019 Leadership award at the Advance Ontario conference. This award is presented to those who ... Continue Reading
Our True North, Strong and Connected

Our True North, Strong and Connected

I read a stat the other day that says that people in the North have a higher incidence of mental illness including depression. I recalled one of ORION's Leadership Award winners, Dr. Allison Crawford, from the Centre for Addiction and ... Continue Reading