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Helping Alberta businesses go digital

The Digital Economy Program will provide small businesses with free support as they grow and manage their businesses through technology. The Government of Alberta is investing $10 million over two years toward the program, which will help Alberta small businesses increase their digital presence to reach more customers and compete in an increasingly online world. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 202124 Views

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Expanding broadband internet in rural Alberta

As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, Alberta’s government will invest up to $150 million to expand and improve broadband internet in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. Currently, about 80 per cent of Indigenous communities and 67 per cent of rural communities do not have access to the high-speed internet targets set by the Canadian Radio-television […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 202164 Views

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Canada and Alberta announce two broadband and wireless projects in Indigenous communities

Cold Lake, Alberta, June 28, 2021—The governments of Canada and Alberta continue to invest in infrastructure during this extraordinary time to enhance citizens’ quality of life, meet the needs of communities, and create jobs in light of the impacts of COVID-19. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 202150 Views

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Grad set to establish Edmonton’s first urban reserve – techlifetoday

Enoch Cree Nation chief sees real estate development as ‘reconcili-action’ Located between the hectic Anthony Henday Drive to the west and dark rowhouses to the east that define the edge of Edmonton’s Glastonbury neighbourhood, Billy Morin’s vision for the future can be easy to overlook. It’s a plot of land the size of two or […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 202189 Views

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AUMA: Apply for funding to bring broadband to your community

To coincide with the launch of the eagerly anticipated Universal Broadband Fund (UBF), Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada also announced that funding for the program would be increased by $750 million to bring the total amount of funding to $1.75 billion The UBF has been designed to fund broadband infrastructure projects that will […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 2020128 Views

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OCIF invests in SAIT Digital Transformation (DX) Talent Hub

Sep 9, 2020 The Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) is addressing Calgary’s tech talent shortage with an $8.2 million investment in the new SAIT Digital Transformation (DX) Talent Hub. The DX Talent Hub, which will call downtown Calgary home, will significantly enhance Calgary’s tech talent development infrastructure. The continuing education initiative will address the digital […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 2020126 Views

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Indigenous History Month Software Tester Spotlights

We want to introduce you to our team by putting the spotlight on a few of the remarkable members of our Indigenous software testing family from across Canada.  While these stories were originally featured on social media during Indigenous History Month in June 2020, we want to give you a chance to continue celebrating all […]

by ahnationtalk on July 1, 2020171 Views

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Stoney language app connects elders, youth at Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation – CBC

First Nation’s elders have documented 5,000 words of their dialect Dec 05, 2019 An Alberta First Nation has launched its own app in hopes of connecting the next generation with the community’s dialect of the Stoney language. “We’re in that place, that transition, that could lead to a crisis situation,” said Chief Tony Alexis of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019250 Views

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New era of inclusivity for NAIT’s Aboriginal students and staff – techlifetoday

Coby Steinhauer loves going to school, but loves going home again, too. For the 20-year-old Management student, they’re different worlds. Steinhauer grew up in Saddle Lake Cree Nation, a community of about 5,000 people 170 kilometres northeast of Edmonton. He stays with an aunt, a university professor, during the week and heads back on weekends. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2019181 Views

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Minister Sohi announces new CanCode investment

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada News release Partnership with Canada Learning Code will see more than 272,000 Canadian students and their teachers have the opportunity to learn digital skills July 15, 2019 – Edmonton, Alberta Canada needs a workforce savvy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), capable of competing in the digital […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2019279 Views

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