In 2021, with the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, First Nations Technology Council, and Simon Fraser University’s Public Square, Ryerson Leadership Lab held a six-part workshop series that explored the challenges and solutions to close Canada’s digital divides and expand meaningful digital inclusion for all people.

This new report summarizes the main themes and findings from the series, and shares new data from Statistics Canada’s latest survey.

Ryerson Leadership Lab found that the digital divide in Canada is not just an urban-rural infrastructure problem: rather, digital exclusion is driven by a series of divides correlated with socio-economic and demographic factors.