Schools resort to phone and fax machine to restart classes in northern Ontario First Nations
August 28, 2020
High school students in some remote First Nations in northwestern Ontario will talk to their teacher on a landline and get their lessons through a fax machine next month in an effort to keep their learning on track and keep them safe during the pandemic.
It's one of the ways Matawa Education and Care Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont., has had to adapt to serve its students in fly-in communities that lack reliable Internet access.
It's not clear how far the $112 million dollars in federal funding announced for First Nations education during the pandemic will go toward addressing those needs.