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Collectivité ingénieuse de la Péninsule acadienne (CIPA) inc. to participate in a series of events from May 2 - 10, 2003

Paquetville, Thursday, April 24, 2021 - The Collectivité ingénieuse de la Péninsule acadienne (CIPA) inc. will host a variety of awareness raising events from May 2 - 10, 2003, in the context of Information Technology Week.

The Smart Communities program was launched in 1999 under the Connecting Canadians initiative, a project aimed at making Canada the most connected country in the world. The following year, the Acadian Peninsula joined the inititative, with its proposition being chosen as New Brunswick's demonstration project. Since then, many other projects have emerged across the country.

According to Mr. Jacques Léger, CIPA's Director General, \"the CIPA project is a societal project, focusing on the integration of information and communications technologies into rural communities.\"

The CIPA project has three main components: community involvement and project management, which has generated unprecedented interest in the community with regards to its efforts in integrating information and communications technologies to community and business life, support services, consisting of a series of training and communication activities focused on introducing the community to the use of information and communications technologies, and smart services. This last component encompasses the implementation of the network's operations, the Acadian Peninsula web portal, the Community Access Centers (CAC), the Community Training and Education Centers (CTEC), the Business and Economic Development Network, the Towns, Villages and Local Service Districts network and the Health and Wellness Network.

In addition to these various projects, the Collectivité ingénieuse de la Péninsule acadienne (CIPA) inc. will, at the province's request, manage New Brunswick's Broadband for Rural and Northern Development project. It is also currently pursuing various avenues that could soon connect it to the global marketplace. The CIPA has also been chosen as the organization responsible for the provincial launch of Information Technology Week. This event will take place in Paquetville, at the Centre du Savoir on Friday, May 2, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. \"We are proud to have a week dedicated to the celebration and discovery of information technologies in New Brunswick, and applaud the wonderful efforts being made in the province\", says Gilles Volpé, co-president of New Brunswick IT Week 2003. \"Information Technology week is for everyone: students, seniors, teachers, youths, public servants and members of the private sector. We encourage everyone to actively participate in the various information sessions and events, but above all we invite you to join us in our celebration and discovery of information technologies, in New Brunswick.\" The CIPA will, in turn, take advantage of this opportunity to launch another important initiative, yet again adding on to the valuable services it offers the community.

In order to maximize its impact on the community, the CIPA has chosen to target various groups and organizations that will enjoy a visit of its headquarters, throughout the week. \"We believe this approach will have a lasting impact on the community and users. The various presentations will be customized to specific needs and will offer a better understanding of the opportunities available through the CIPA\", concluded Mr. Jacques Léger.

Appendix - Calendar of events hosted by the CIPA

Information :

Jacques Léger
Director General
Collectivité Ingénieuse de la Péninsule acadienne (CIPA) Inc.
Telephone : (506) 764-1030



 


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