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October, 2010

Chief and Council to be Trained Via Web Conferencing

NCFNG partners with the world's largest distance education and training network

There is a new approach to training First Nations leaders in Ontario. NCFNG’s Ontario office is planning to use a unique web conferencing service to deliver the Centre’s First Nations Leadership Essentials workshop.

Contact North/, Ontario’s Distance Education and Training Network, is working with the Centre on a pilot to deliver the workshop using their E CLASSES web conferencing platform. “I look forward to the results of our pilot project and how we can effectively use technology to provide a broad range of training opportunities for First Nations communities,” said Larry Spence, NCFNG’s Ontario Region Manager.

NCFNG and Contact North signed an MOU on September 23, 2010 that could lead to other NCFNG governance workshops being delivered using web conferencing.

“Supporting the delivery of education and training opportunities in First Nation communities and exploring the best practices around the use of technology in education are key components of Contact North/’s mandate” noted Lois Tobin, Senior Director, Learning Technologies, Contact North/ “We look forward to collaborating with the Centre to make the most effective use of our e-CLASSES technology to deliver a greater range of education and training opportunities for First Nation communities.”

Contact North is the world’s largest distance education and training network. A not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Sudbury and Thunder Bay it was founded in 1986 and serves the education and training needs of Ontarians in small, remote, rural and First Nation communities across the province.