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Bridging Gaps: Technology Supports for Learning and Wellbeing in Northern Communities, with Jennifer Corriero

"Climate Change and Mental Health: Listening to the Canadian North" is a three-part seminar series organized by the Wellness Impact Lab at the Dahdaleh Institute, York University. This series focuses on the interplay between climate change and mental health, particularly in the context of the Canadian North, highlighting Indigenous perspectives.

The final session, "Bridging Gaps: Technology Supports for Learning and Wellbeing in Northern Communities," presented by Jennifer Corriero of Connected North, will focus on utilizing technology to enhance wellbeing and education within remote, Indigenous communities in the North. The session will introduce Connected North, its goals, and discuss how technology can be a vital tool in supporting communities. It will also cover effective collaboration strategies with local communities, share success stories of technological interventions, and explore future growth opportunities.

It is strongly encouraged for participants to register for the three sessions. A certificate of completion will be provided to those who attend all sessions of this seminar series.

Speaker Profile

Jennifer Corriero has been a social innovator for over 20 years who has a commitment to meaningful community engagement. She is the Executive Director of TakingITGlobal, an organization she co-founded in 1999 that co-designs and delivers youth engagement programs that leverage the power of technology and creativity. She has led microgrants programs supporting community-led initiatives since 2004; and since 2015, TakingITGlobal has grown the Connected North program to offer virtual interactive learning experiences for classrooms based in remote, Indigenous communities. Jennifer holds a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University and has served as Adjunct Professor for the Faculty of Health at York University between 2011-2016 where she helped to launch the Agents of Change course. Currently, Jennifer is a Community Fellow working with the Wellness Impact Lab (WIL), Dahdaleh Institute at York University.

Register below and join us on Wednesday, February 14, at 1 p.m.


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Wednesday, February 14, 2024


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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