|On April 5th 2012, Industry Canada announced that they will not be renewing the Community Access Program, therefore there will not be any funding available for any CAP sites in Canada for 2012-13. Please see their announcement here.|
CAP-Youth Initiative will be renewed for 2012-13. Please refer to Manitoba E-Association's website at mb.e-association.ca for updates.
Please visit these links if you wish to express your concern:
Community Connections Home
|Community Connections facilitates Internet access to community-based programs and services through partnerships with communities, federal, provincial and municipal governments, the not-for-profit and private sectors. With the combined efforts of community groups, social agencies, libraries, schools, volunteer groups and the business community, Community Connections helps Manitobans, wherever they live, take advantage of emerging opportunities in the global economy.
There are now just under 600 Public Access Sites at public locations like schools, libraries and community centres act as “on-ramps” to the Information Highway (see "Public Access Sites" at left for the list). Through Community Connections, additional activities, such as computer training and youth development, are supported in the local community to encourage public use of the Internet.
Through an agreement with Industry Canada, Community Connections manages the Communty Access Program (CAP) in Manitoba. For more information about CAP visit Industry Canada's CAP website.
Featured Web Sites
|Community Connections featured website is Manitoba E-Association. Please click to your right to view their site.|
Community Access Program (CAP) and Community Access Program – Youth Initiative (CAP-YI)
|Community Connections/MERLIN (Manitoba Education Research & Learning Information Networks) would like to thank you for continuing to share in the vision of “connecting the strengths of individuals and communities through the Internet”. Your commitment to that vision has helped to insure that all Manitobans had the opportunity to participate in this exciting new age.|
We have not received information on the future funding of the Community Access Program (CAP) and the Community Access Program – Youth Initiative (CAP-YI) program at this time.
Please check back for more information as it becomes available
|Refurbished Hardware from Computers For Schools and Libraries (CFSL) can be requested at no cost to Access Sites. All units include a keyboard, mouse and colour monitor. Recycled printers and various computer peripherals are also available. For more information go to www.cfsl.mb.ca and click on the Community Connections Site Links at the bottom of the page.|
Toll Free Help Desk: 1-866-445-2555
Technical support is available to all community Internet access sites, including:
- deep freeze
- asset tracking and monitoring
- anti-virus software
- Internet content filtering
- live support for hardware, networks, email etc
- live support for over 150 software applications
- on-site and depot supports, and
- questions and answers about CIM Net applications and the Community Connections initiative in general.
|The Manitoba E-Association is a coalition of community serving organizations (CSOs), which offers a variation of e-services and strategic solutions. The Manitoba E-Association works together with both the public and private sectors to build community capacity and establish collaborative, mutually-beneficial knowledge and resource sharing networks. In order to facilitate this, the Manitoba E-Association employs a variety of Information Communication Technology (ICT) strategies that takes advantage of relatively new information channels (the internet, Digital Media, video conferencing, Virtual Private Networks) for means of education, information, working creatively with others across Manitoba and provide efficient delivery of quality services to businesses and the community.|
By providing Manitobans with access to quality information, learning and support, the Manitoba E-association works towards eliminating the digital divide in Manitoba, so that regardless of socio-economics, culture and/or geographical factors, all citizens will have the opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of the digital era.
In all its endeavors, the Manitoba E-Association provides consultation in the planning, implementation, management and review of projects. The community always maintains their leadership role.