Sharing digital literacy resources


#NWTDigitalDivide

Take the test today

We've launched an awareness campaign, designed to highlight the unacceptable lack of affordable access to high-speed internet in Northern Canada. If you want to help make a difference, take the CIRA speed test and share your results with us.


Co-creating learning resources

Producing and sharing knowledge

Course lessons and approaches are designed and refined using ongoing community engagement and research. This ensures that DigitalNWT resources meet the specific needs of Northern residents.

A multi-organization team

DigitalNWT involves numerous organizations and agencies that are dedicated to improving digital literacy in the Northwest Territories. Directing this team, is a Steering Committee composed of Indigenous governments and organizations.

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Digital Innovators (upcoming)

Promoting accessibility

These videos are created as part of an ongoing series in which we share stories of digital connectivity and technology use in the Northwest Territories. These digital innovators discuss the ways that they are working to address the digital divide, promote digital connectivity, and explore the benefits and challenges experienced by people living in diverse rural communities across the NWT.


Digital innovators

Each of these digital innovators is a champion of digital literacy and digital accessibility, and either lives in or stays closely connected to their home in the Northwest Territories.

If you know an NWT-based Digital Innovator we should feature, email us: DigitalNWT@ualberta.ca



Digital Content and Connectivity with Dinjii Zhuh Contexts

Student handbook

This resource provides an introduction to digital technology (content and connectivity), knowledge management, digital rights, project management, and broadband policy, all in the unique context of the Dinjii Zhuh (Gwich'in) peoples of the Northwest Territories. It also covers some of the benefits and challenges that arise alongside emergent digital technologies. This student workbook accompanies a facilitator handbook.


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Train the Trainer stories

Browse through stories of how the train the trainer model has helped co-create digital literacy knowledge.


The project is led by the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC), the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC), the Sahtú Renewable Resources Board (SRRB), and the Tłı̨chǫ Government. These organizations are partnering with the University of Alberta, the Smart Communities Society (NWT), Hands On Media Education, and Aurora College to ensure the successful delivery of the program.

Course lessons and approaches are designed and refined using ongoing community engagement and research. This ensures that DigitalNWT meets the specific needs of Northern residents.