NFB and CFORP Collaborate on Innovation in Education

Dreams, a recent NFB interactive work
Courtesy of the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques (CFORP) are working together to bring new innovations in digital technology to the nation’s classrooms. A collective agreement between the two organisations aims to use interactive technology and content to meet the learning needs of a digital age. This agreement also addresses issues of access in the age of a widening digital divide. The NFB says that the primary audience for this new content will be teachers, students in grades 7 to 12 and their parents, as well as libraries and community centres.

“The NFB is a longstanding and trusted partner of the education community and a recognized expert in storytelling, media training and learning,” said Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the NFB We are pleased to be working with CFORP to develop innovative resources that will allow a wider segment of the public to express itself and learn through our works and media productions.”

Claude Deschamps, Executive Director of CFORP, added that the organisation “is thrilled to team up with the NFB to enhance the offer and accessibility of quality French-language educational resources in Ontario and Canada. This agreement allows our organization to further position itself as a leader in educational innovation.”

(Stay tuned to POV’s upcoming education survey for more reports on the role of digital and interactive technology in Canada’s film programmes!)