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Media Advisory – Microsoft partners with Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke to offer an ai workshop helping youth in underserved communities

Press Release

KAHNAWÁ:KE, QC, April 25th, 2019  – Canada’s digital economy is growing at an unprecedented rate and it is rapidly outpacing our skilled digital workforce. Without skilled digital workers to meet the demand, we risk leaving economic opportunity on the table and, in the long term, falling behind.

To meet this demand and give everyone in Canada the opportunity to thrive, Microsoft believes that ALL Canadians should be given the opportunity to learn STEM skills, particularly underserved communities.

Microsoft is partnering with the Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke to host an AI workshop for Indigenous youth – to help learn the fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, as well as introducing them to key concepts that will allow them to build their own machine learning model. The workshop will also welcome representatives from the CIRNA, the City of Montreal, First Nations and Indigenous Services.

Representatives from Microsoft, Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke, Forest Green and Canada Learning Code will be available to discuss the initiative.

Please join us!


1860Québec route 132,

Kahnawá:ke, QC J0L 1B0


Friday, April 26th, 2019


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Nuzio Ruffolo, Microsoft Canada
Grand Chief Joe Norton, Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke
Murray Rowe, Forrest Green
Yara Farran, Canada Learning Code

For further information: If you are interested to get more information around Microsoft skilling initiatives with youth, particularly those in underserved communities or would like to confirm your presence, please reach Veronique Beauchamp at (514)715-8376 or at



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