Q1: What is the Connecting Families initiative?
A: The Connecting Families initiative has been designed to connect hundreds of thousands of low-income Canadian families to the Internet. Participating Internet Service Providers are voluntarily contributing to the initiative by offering $10 Internet service (plus tax) to eligible families who currently receive the maximum Canada Child Benefit.
This initiative will also provide up to 50,000 computers to eligible families who need it most through the Government of Canada's existing Computers for Schools program.
Q2:Who is eligible?
A: Families who currently receive the maximum Canada Child Benefit are receiving letters enabling them to participate in this initiative. The initiative was designed to connect the lowest-income families to the Internet.