CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MAIN SITE
Electronic Commerce Branch of Industry Canada
Using Electronic Commerce (from Strategis)
Canada's Business and Consumer Site
Industry Canada Electronic Commerce Branch
Canadian E-business Initiative
http://www.cebi.ca/ No longer being updated.
Canadian Ecommerce Sites
http://www.yukonecommerce.com/ Ecommerce Training manuals available online.
Pacific Community Networking Association
Umbrella network for 21 CAP networks in BC and 1 CAP network in the Yukon. There are 537 CAP sites in BC and 20 in the Yukon. Annual conference: www.2006summit.ca Note Shopping Companion affiliate program as revenue source.
Community Access Points program home page
http://cap.ic.gc.ca/index.htm The program plays a crucial role in bridging the digital divide; contributing to the foundation for electronic access to government services; encouraging on-line learning and literacy; fostering the development of community based infrastructure; and, promoting Canadian e-commerce. CAP helps Canadians, wherever they live, take advantage of emerging opportunities in the new global knowledge-based economy.
Here are the websites for some of the CAP Networks and host organizations.
http://www.bln.ca/ & http://www.sd41.bc.ca/
www.dtes.ca (we have 19 CAP sites in this Vancouver neighbourhood which happens to be one of the poorest in Canada)
Canadian Rural Partnership Team (BC)
The BC Rural Network
Upcoming Conference "Strengthening the Links Between Rural Communities"
The BC Rural Network Planning Forum Report
An excellent compilation of why networking is important and what need to happen next
The BC Rural Network Inventoryhttp://www.bcruralnetwork.ca/node/46
An outstanding summary of the many ICT advocacy organizations supporting rural British Columbian communities.
BC Rural Community Web Sites Master Listing
Hundreds of rural community web sites.
New Funding Sources Database for BC Communities
CivicNet is the official website of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) - an organization that has served and represented the interests of local governments in BC since 1905.
An ICT training program for rural communities in BC.
BC3 Wiki http://www.bc3.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
www.tc.ca Active since 1995.
Economic Development Association of British Columbia
Canadian Broadband report
Virtual Museums of Canada
http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/English/index_flash.htmlPowell River links as sample community web sites::www.scrn.ca (CAP Regional CAP Site - currently being updated by ournew CAP Youth who just started).
Community Learning Network
Gateway to a variety of science education themes.
http://www.cln.org/teach_index.htmlPhilip Carr Publisher, Canada Connects Magazine
JOIN the CANADA CONNECTS ONLINE COMMUNITY
613 731-8330, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Carr created over two hours of presentations using PowerPoint and Audacity and published the result to Flash using a $100 plug in. See: http://www.canadaconnects.ca/dnn3/
Entrepreneurship Resources for Individuals with Disabilities
Online courses for disabled on entrepreneurship
Online courses for disabled on entrepreneurship www.ibde.ca www.virtualmall.ca
Virtual Mall stores http://www.virtualmall.ca/webstores/
Canadian Society for Social Development: Internet Business Development for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities
email@example.com PH: 250 825 9433
Aboriginal Voice - From Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity
Released November 2005 - an excellent report on what need to happen for 620 First Nations, the Metis, and Inuit Peoples. Elearning, Ecommerce, Egovernment and Esovereignty. A model for the world's communities.
The home site is www.crossingboundaries.ca/aboriginalvoice
The First Nations Technology Council's FIT (Fully Integrated Technology) Communities Program for the Ktunaxa Nation project in Cranbrook. http://www.ktunaxa.org Contact Don Maki firstname.lastname@example.org PH: 250 417 4001 Print their flyer at http://lone-eagles.com/FIT.pdf
First Nations Technology Council
First Nations Business Support
www.firstbusiness.ca $200,000 invested in this site.
Resources for First Nations entrepreneurship.
Virtual Aboriginal Trade Show
There are 27,135 aboriginal businesses, an increase in 30 % since 1996.
Aboriginal Business Services Network's, Laara Mixen gave out CDROM business cards with a 10 minute video "Open for Business" on Aboriginal Entrepreneurs at the PCNA First Nation's Summit, 2/28/05. The video was produced by www.carletonproductions.com/ab_biz
An OUTSTANDING community website for Old Crow, Yukon.
http://www.oldcrow.ca/ Featuring an Internet radio station, cultural content, satellite images, and more.
Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers based in Edmonton, Alberta.
http://www.edo.ca/ An outstanding program!
Rural, remote and indigenous services
Ottawa First Nations conference in April
Indian and Northern Affairs
Urban Aboriginal Youth
Sponsored by the First Nations Employment Society, exceptionally well done.
Urban Aboriginal Youth Site
www.ayn.ca Well done.
FirstVoices -Native Language project with extensive resources.
A world-class model for preserving Native languages.
FirstVoices, out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is an Aboriginal led
initiative run by Aboriginal people, executed by Aboriginal people and
supported by Aboriginal communities. Indigenous digital sovereignty refers to
Indigenous control over our own online institutions. FirstVoices and the First
Peoples' Cultural Foundation have created a large web application which
creates language archives in a rich way using audio MP3s and video (Quicktime
mostly). The loss of language is a huge global problem. It has been estimated
that about 50% of the world's spoken languages will disappear within the next
hundred years. For Aboriginal people here in Canada, there are 17 languages
which are considered "endangered".
Kelvin Wong email@example.com
Aboriginal Ecommerce Success Story
www.tepee.ca Selling Teepees
First Nations Development Institute
Endangered Languages - Linguistic Society of America
Sovereignty - One of five components of the American Indian digital divide
Connecting loss of language with loss of environmental knowledge
http://www.explore.rice.edu/explore/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=6326&SnID=309232344First Nations Seeker: Directory of North American Indian portal websites
Lone Eagle KNET Self-employment Incubator http://lone-eagles.knet.ca
Yukon Community Radio Innovators - Community Radio - Tagish
RURAL WOMEN SUPPORT NETWORKS
Inuit Women's Network - National Voice of Inuit Women
BC Rural Women's Network Toolkit for Online Safety
Online Activism for Women's Rights and Civic Participation
Engaging Women to Advance Equality Through Technology
World-Wide List of Agencies against Domestic Violence
Making the Links for Abused Women
Quebec Aboriginal Women's Site and Shelters Directory
INTERESTING ECOMMERCE SUCCESSES AND MISC. PROJECTS
Alberta's Portal to the Technology Sector - www.infoport.ca
Knowledge Network Video Production Company
Giving Youth a Voice with Entrepreneurship/Ecommerce
http://juicystudio.com/ digital graphics business success story
Research network including Michael Gurstein
www.cracin.ca See also http://cijournal.net for Community Informatics Journal
The Microsoft Telecentre Support Network lead by IDRC
Representing a dozen countries in Central and South America held a telecenters meeting in Asia last year, Africa the year before and Feb. 28th at PCNA was the "Americas" meeting. The Launch is scheduled for Nov. 05.
See also www.microsoft.com/unlimitedpotential http://www.idrc.ca/supportnet www.idrc.ca/ict4d
Telecenters of the Americas Partnership
www.tele-centers.net www.tele-centros.org (Spanish)
WSIS/indigenous Dan Hughes Senior Advisor Indian and Northern Affairs Canada 819 956 8218
World Summit for the Information Society
Indigenous Ottawa event UNPFII www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/news/WSIS/newsottawaevent.htm
Other global projects
New Zealand Digital Strategy - June 2005 - Well worth the Read!
CANADIAN PROJECTS (old links from 2001 listing likely needing updated urls)
- C-CPI--Canadian Coalition for Public Information
- Chebucto Community Net -- http://www.chebucto.ns.ca
- CLN--Human Resources Development Canada's Community Learning Networks Program
- Communautique -- Quebec project
ICT--Information and Communications TechnologiesTelecommunities Canada (the national organization for Community Networking in Canada) -
- Smart Communities
- Vancouver Community Net
- CANARIE www.canarie.ca
www.commons.ca Commons Group helps organizations to build effective networks and ignite the collective intelligence of communities. Working hand in hand with organizational leaders, we mix vision and practical experience to tap into the power of collaboration -- connecting, supporting and amplifying the work of network-based projects.
High End Readings and Resources
What Is Web 2.0: Design Patterns and BusinessModels for the Next Generation of Software, by Tim O'Reilly.
Entrepreneurship Awards and Microloan Modesl (Click
on link to "article" in first paragraph)
Cellphones for Learning
A 16 minute video on the Grameen Foundation's
Micro Loans and ICTs Program
Grameen Foundation Homepage
Newest Links Still Under Review
Microsoft Community Funding