SAULT STE. MARIE INNOVATION CENTRE
99 FOSTER DR., LEVEL SIX
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON P6A 5X6

T: 705.942.7927 E: info@ssmic.com
Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
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GATEWAY ALGOMA

Gateway Algoma is a “one-stop-shop” aimed to bring information, education, and economic opportunities to youth in the Algoma District. Youth work with adult allies to determine what information is required on the portal and are actively participating in building, updating, and creating content for the portal. This is a project led by the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre and its YouLaunch division, with support from the Community Geomatics Centre.

The project originated from the Sault Ste. Marie Youth Engagement Forum in 2014 held by the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC), where youth identifed the “development of a “one-stop-shop” website for youth in the community” as an important issue to increase community involvement and the inclusion of youth in Sault Ste. Marie.

Since 2014, the Algoma Youth Engagement Network (AYEN) in partnership with the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) and the City of Sault Ste. Marie began the development of the portal. Since then, AYEN has helped to provide youth based content and SSMIC, Acron Information Solutions and YouLaunch built the website. Gateway Algoma is now housed at SSMIC and aims to employ youth through in school co-op placements and after hours' volunteer work to continue growing the content and ensuring all information is relevant and up to date.

Visit www.gatewayalgoma.com to learn more.