Championing access to technology for individuals living in poverty

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The Challenge

Lack of equitable access to technology has been a long-standing issue for vulnerable community members in Thunder Bay. The issue was identified as a significant obstacle by Thunder Bay’s Barriers to Employment & Training Working Group prior to the global pandemic, but the pandemic has exacerbated the obstacle, along with a host of other pre-existing equity issues. With mental and physical health services being delivered virtually, with financial supports requiring online applications and with food security being linked to communication (phone requests for food hampers), access to technology has become a critical issue. 

The Solution

The Process


For more information on the the Championing Access to Technology for Individuals Living in Poverty, contact:

PACE logoShelter House logoThunder Bay Indigenous Friendship CentreNorth Superior Workforce Planning BoardBISNOMarch of the DimesThunder Bay Multicultural AssociationCommunity Living Thunder BayNorWest Community Health CentresThunder Bay CounsellingRoots to HarvestKinna-Aweya Legal ClinicPoverty Free Thunder BayUnited Way Thunder BayConfederation CollegeThunder Bay Public Library	The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board

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