Community & Collaboration "The Secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other" Thomas Stalkamp
"Connect in real-time when travel is not possible because of time or fund constraints."
Learn, share and collaborate as if you are in the room with one another - though you may be thousands of miles away!
We are proud of our roots and lessons learned. We believe we are a stronger organization because of our successful history of supporting communities and people to communicate better, creating stronger connections to improve community capacity outcomes.
HALOS VC was formerly operated as an incorporated Part 9 non-profit company under the name iCCAN (Innovative Communities Connecting and Networking); a provincial network of videoconferencing sites, led by a partnership of three organizations: Community Learning Network, Literacy Alberta, and Volunteer Alberta. iCCAN offered access to educational programming, training and professional development. It also enabled collaboration/resource sharing among community adult learning and independent literacy organizations, volunteer centres, and other non-profit organizations.
After 4 years of operation, celebrating success and recognizing great opportunities and ever-lasting partnerships - iCCAN’s project funding and deliverables came to an end.
Building on momentum and lessons learned - HALOS VC is the evolution of iCCAN. This next phase will allow for the opportunities to be realized and partnerships fostered to support the sustainability of the network.
HALOS VC is built on the foundation of strong connections – and by working/collaborating with the Internet Centre, we will be better able to achieve our vision with greater synergy. The Internet Centre’s mission has been to provide a reliable technology support backbone to the network with a shared vision for the future. By combining the technology and coordination services, community endpoints, and people—we will enable a more sustainable model of delivery of compelling content and experiences across the province of Alberta using video-collaboration technology.