Welcome to Tech4Good on Ice Challenge, in support of Connected North.
Connected North is a breakthrough program leveraging interactive, high definition video to deliver education and youth mental health and wellness services to students in remote, Indigenous communities.
Over 300 players will hit the ice to help raise critically needed funds to enable us to serve more communities and add more schools and students to the network.
All registered Tech4Good Teams must agree to fundraise a minimum of $10,000 to qualify and draft an NHL Alumni Teammate. The team that has fundraised the most will earn first pick during the NHL Alumni draft! So work hard to fundraise for your team, the more you raise over the $10,000 minimum, the better your chances are of drafting high!
The Tech4Good Hockey Tournament raises funds for the program in two areas:
First: We want to reach more schools and students. Today, Connected North operates in 67 schools serving over 15,000 students, but the demand from the communities is great and we need to do more.
Second: We need to bring more experts, experiences, content providers onto the network. Our hope is to build a dynamic, digital, uniquely Canadian network connecting schools on a wide range of topics: engaging virtual field trips; encouraging cross-cultural sharing; linking students between schools; facilitating virtual teacher professional development workshops and training; building hope and pride through mentoring; showcasing cultural celebrations, and exploring future pathways. The Connected North team works closely with each school to customize the content and to address their unique needs. Content is linked with Indigenous themes of culture, tradition, and ways of knowing and learning.
Help us bring this new model into communities that need it most. By coming together, we can be a powerful force for change!