Member Update: April 17, 4:30PM

Province Announces New Supports for Home Learning: iPads with Free Rogers Wireless Data

Today, the Ontario government announced a partnership with Rogers Communications and Apple to help meet students’ and families’ educational needs during the COVID-19 outbreak. iPads are being purchased and distributed by Ontario school boards, pre-equipped with free Rogers LTE wireless data. Apple is providing on-going support in French and English to teachers, parents and students, with a collection of resources to support learning and working from home.

iPads will be purchased and distributed by Ontario school boards, pre-equipped with Rogers LTE wireless data. Rogers is providing this plan at no cost for the balance of the school year - until June 30, 2020. Students and families do not need to contact Rogers to set the devices up.

School boards will determine eligibility to receive an iPad.

This week, Ontario school boards began distributing iPads to students who don't have either the technology or the internet they need to access the Learn at Home program. To date, over 21,000 iPads were sent to families in need.

In addition to providing free wireless data, Rogers is also working with Ontario school boards to provide high-speed, low-cost internet to subsidized tenants and members of housing partners across Ontario through its Connected for Success program, as well as the Government of Canada Connecting Families initiative.

To learn more about how this program affects you or your tenants, contact us today at member.support@onpha.org.