Keewaytinook Okimakanak (K-Net) is the Regional Management Organization for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Devleopment Canada's (AANDC) First Nations SchoolNet program.
The First Nations SchoolNet Program has provided Internet connectivity and computer hardware assistance to First Nations schools since the late 1990s.
Through the First Nations SchoolNet Program, we can provide:
In order to provide better services for First Nations Schools under SchoolNet, Industry Canada invited proposals for Regional Management Organizations to administer the program as it continues. Our organization entered that competition and has been offered the role Regional Management Organization for First Nations Schools in Ontario.
Our proposal was based on our experiences in implementing Information and Communications Techonology with First Nations and provincial schools in Northern Ontario. Through a series of projects, we have worked with schools to better their connectivity, maintain their systems, train their teachers in technology use, and deliver on-line courses. Our corporate vision is to use Information and Communications Technology to increase the educational opportunities available in First Nations and remote communities.
Keewaytinook Okimakanak is a registered Ontario non-profit organization. Our membership is comprised of partner First Nations located in Northern Ontario. More information about all of our activities is available at our website at http://knet.ca.