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The Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliance(SEDA) is spearheading the Connected Saskatchewan Program to support the digital readiness of local governments, First Nations, and regional organizations.

Municipal and First Nation governments must not assume that gaps in connectivity will be solved entirely for them by the provincial and federal governments, or the private sector. Although broadband may not be considered a core municipal/nation service, governments at a local level need to understand the role that they want to play in determining their digital future. 

Phase I of Connected Saskatchewan is comprised of a toolkit to assist leaders and planners in making informed broadband-related decisions. Developing an action-oriented connectivity plan with strong links to community needs and priorities is recommended as the first step.

Toolkit Components:

  • Connectivity Planning Handbook
  • Fact Sheet: The Technology
  • Planning Success Factors and Community Planning Self-Assessment Tool

Even if your community already has some level of broadband access, this toolkit may prove useful for fostering a conversation about what next steps can be taken to improve existing connectivity.

Please check back for launch of the Saskatchewan Community Connectivity Toolkit during International Economic Development Week May 9 to 15, 2021.