As part of the Government of Canada’s digital skills, accessibility, and Internet programs that encourage economic development, the Connecting Families Initiative addresses Internet affordability for low-income Canadian families.
In partnership with leading Canadian Internet service providers (ISPs), the initiative offers a $10 monthly Internet plan to selected eligible families. Additionally, up to 50,000 free refurbished computers are being made available.
CFSC-OPEC plays a key role in this multi-sector initiative, managing the online portal that helps qualify and securely connect selected eligible families with participating ISPs, as well as overseeing and managing the refurbishment and distribution of computers.
I just wanted to let you all know how grateful my son and I are that you have this program, and for the computer that was delivered to us. This is absolutely amazing, having our own computer will save us a lot of time and energy. I really can’t find the words that could fully express my gratitude but please know that this is really going to impact our lives in a very positive way. Thank you. A million times over, thank you.
— Nicole, AB
“If only you knew how happy my kids are. They will finally be able to do all their homework at home.”
— Karine, QC