Pinnguaq wins Best Social Enterprise at the Startup Canada Awards in Ottawa 

Our member Pinnguap has been reaching major milestones and receiving major awards!

A month after receiving the award for Best Social Enterprise Startup, Pinnguaq Association was selected as Best Social Enterprise at the Startup Canada Grand Finale.

Pinnguaq is the organization behind the te(a)ch program, addressing the particular technology and skills challenges facing youth in Nunavut. Among 13 delivery partners for the Government of Canada’s Computers for Schools (CFS) program in each province and territory, Pinnguaq also operates the CFS program in Nunavut that supplies the computers to the te(a)ch program.

The te(a)ch program brings together a team of technical experts, curriculum developers, mental health workers and youth ambassadors from the north and south to work together on an online infrastructure that includes 100 lessons of curriculum to teach programming, game design, engineering and computer science from an introductory to an advanced level.