At Mozilla, we work to ensure the Internet as a global public resource, open and accessible to all. Hive Toronto, a project of Mozilla is a peer learning community for innovation in education and to advance the promise of an open internet for learning in a networked world.
Over the last year, Hive Toronto as a network as continue its work to stabilize and grow the network throughout Toronto and parts of Southern Ontario. On June 23rd, we welcomed 5 new members to Hive Toronto. This year, the application process was opened to all community organizations and we encouraged our members to connect organizations that are part of their own professional networks. We had an overwhelming response from the community. With the help of our judging panel comprised of both Hive Toronto members and Mozilla staff, we had the task of determining the best fits for the network that would provide the maximum impact. In the end over a week of discussions, we narrowed our list down to 5 new member organizations.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome, The Remix Project, Techsdale, Bellemoun Community Network, Science Communication, Outreach and Public Engagement (SCOPE) and Visions of Science Network for Learning.
On June 23rd, we held a New Member Breakfast allowing attendees to connect, engage and discuss opportunities of collaboration. Wendy Szeto of the YWCA, Girls Centre provided an overview of her experiences and why she has been involved Hive Toronto for 3+ years. Karen Smith, a former staff member came back to share her own experiences of working and leading Hive projects and why she still is connected to the work of Hive Toronto.
As we end the first half of the year, we are excited that we get to begin the next 6 months with new voices to the network.