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formed in 1998, after a locally-funded Coopers and Lybrand sectoral
analysis report identified the lack of collaborative mechanisms
as a barrier to growing knowledge-based industries. The need to
address several key issues identified in the reports underlay
its decision to develop a connected community:
cooperation among community groups, reducing silos;
· Improve communications within the region;
· Create a broader sense of community and identity.
in 1999, KANnet has met with a wide range of community members,
through workshops and presentations, in order to discuss community
development and sharing resources. In spring of 2000 KANnet initiated
an annual Smart Communities showcase to gain feedback from the
communities about the successes and directions in the region.
Kingston,” submitted to Industry Canada’s Smart Communities
program (January 13, 2000) (Designated Smart Communities Associate.)
letter of intent submitted to Ministry of Energy, Science and
Technology (Approved July, 2001)
funding request submitted July, 2002 (under review).
first CAP sites were deployed in 2001, and its software began
to be displayed later that year, under the proposal “Transforming
Kingston: Proposal for 8-site network of community access centers
Interns at CAP
CAP Youth Interns have been actively involved in extending the
Think Kingston website.
interns are keenly increasing general community content web pages
to extend the Think Kingston site. They are improving the overall
design of the pages. The Think Kingston site has been growing
in leaps and bounds since it’s inception.
currently focusing on creating pages for both the cultural section
and multi- cultural portion of the site. CAP Internet trainers
have joined forces with the Kingston Area Network (KANNET) in
a collaborative website effort to provide a place on the web for
resources within the Kingston community. KANnet's website, www.thinkkingston.com.
This website helps the Kingston community and outlying areas by
supporting Kingston's web-based projects.
Doorway unites sites of Community based organizations such as
The City of Kingston, Kingston Economic Development Corporation,
Kingston Frontenac Public Library, local hospitals and schools.
As the Think Kingston site develops, our CAP interns will continue
to update the site with pertinent information regarding the needs
of community such as promoting resources of various groups and
organizations in and around Kingston.
interns have been working with the Kingston Cultural Initiative.
The Kingston Cultural Initiative helps the Kingston area thrive
as a tourist destination for the arts, heritage and culture, and
to develop a cultural business centre that will enrich the community
by creating new economic benefits and new opportunities for cultural
growth and expression. They are helping to create and populate
a database of resources and new contacts made in the community
with musicians, visual artists and cultural organizations.
interns are designing several new pages to be added upon their
completion, to the Tkinkkingston.com website. The new pages will
consist of a "learning resource" section, a culture
section, a "multi-cultural" section as well as a music
section. The "learning resource" section will consist
of a database of a wide variety of educational centres, from adult
literacy to public awareness campaigns. The music and culture
sections will have resources such as performers, venues, education
as they relate to those sections. The "multi-cultural"
section will celebrate the Kingston area's diversity with information
that benefits the wide range of ethnic backgrounds in the community.