Connecting Families Initiative

Program
Location
Canada
Type of Program
Information, Referral, & Advocacy
Social Connectedness

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) launched the Connecting Families initiative to connect low-income Canadian families to affordable home Internet service through various Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Through the Government of Canada’s Connecting Families initiative, participating ISPs are offering low-cost Internet to hundreds of thousands of Canadians. This initiative is administered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).

Seniors who are in receipt of the Old Age Security and are receiving the maximum Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) are eligible for this initiative and could receive low-cost high-speed Internet service at home. If they already have Internet service at home, they could still benefit from this offer.

There are two options for them to choose from:

  1. up to 50 Mbps download speed and 10 Mbps upload speed with 200 GB of data for $20 per month (plus tax)
  2. basic Internet service package of up to 10/1 Mbps with 100 GB of data for $10 per month (plus tax)

 

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