We mobilized during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide
259 laptops for youth!
The digital divide continues to widen and the impact of the pandemic has only hastened the pace.
When the Premier’s Office announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario were closed indefinitely on March 20, 2020, the Ministry of Education launched Learn at Home. This new online portal provided resources that allowed students to continue learning while schools were closed. These resources were available online for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. Post-secondary education also made a move to online learning, with lectures being given virtually.
With youth in Ontario now learning online, getting laptops into the hands of the youth who needed them was more important than ever. Despite the hindrances and logistical challenges of the pandemic restrictions, we quickly mobilized during March of 2020 to secure donations to react to the sudden needs of online learning for our youth. As a result, Sky's the Limit was able to quickly get 259 laptops into the hands of youth across the GTA.
“With schools closed and social distancing in place, access to technology is more important than ever. Thank you so much for ensuring Pathways students have access to laptops, so they can continue learning at home.” - Pathways to Education Canada
110 laptops to Rexdale Community Hub!
The Hub’s in-house community service partners work together to provide collaborative social services such as: Career Planning and Job Search, Family Resource Programs, Housing Support, Primary Care, Resident Leadership, Civic Engagement, Public Legal Education Settlement Services and Programming for Newcomers.
85 laptops to Pathways Regent Park!
Pathways to Education™ provides key supports to ensure that youth living in Regent Park & Moss Park will successfully complete high school, continue on to post-secondary programs and become actively engaged in their career development. Pathways strives to increase the academic retention, attainment and success for high school students.