Thebvgovernment announced a partnership with Rogers Communications and Apple to help meet the educational needs of students and families during the COVID-19 outbreak.
iPad devices are being purchased and distributed by Ontario school boards, pre-equipped with free Rogers LTE wireless data. To date, over 21,000 will be sent to the homes of families in need. Apple is providing on-going support in French and English to teachers, parents and students, with a collection of resources to support learning and working from home. Apple is also offering teachers free one-to-one virtual coaching by Apple Professional Learning Specialists. In addition to providing free wireless data, Rogers is also working with Ontario school boards to provide high-speed, low-cost internet to subsidized tenants and members of housing partners across Ontario through its Connected for Success program, as well as the Government of Canada Connecting Families initiative.