Award Winning Program

SCcyber E-Learning Community

Our Mission and Vision for our students is…

SCcyber E-Learning Community is committed to teaching the Alberta Curriculum online to First Nations, Métis & Inuit communities providing increased equity and access to the highest quality educational opportunities for aboriginal students and, in so doing, raises the educational level of aboriginal communities. SEL models educational leadership through integrity, vision, innovation & metacognitive learning and persists in promoting community interests and seeking solutions, overcoming distance and time. SEL aims for the employment and employability of students, enhancing their sense of self worth and provides the skills and knowledge that our world demands through a unique virtual learning community.

Along the way, we have been recognized nationally and internationally for our achievements and successes with our student.

Check out our latest article:  How Online Teaching Practises Help Increase Graduation Rates explaining how SCcyber has had 70% completion rates and the highest graduation rates in Alberta for Indigenous learners.

SCcyber has been published in:

A Blended Approach to Canadian First Nations Education: The SCcyber E-Learning Community by Norman Vaughan, Neepin Auger, Martin Sacher, Mavis Sacher, a chapter featured in Student Engagement and Participation: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
IGI-Global (June 2017)

Alberta Native News Article:  SCcyber E-learning reaches FNMI communities across the province

Changemakers Initiative Award 

SCcyber has been selected as a winner for an entry with the Changemakers Initiative.

“Congratulations! We are delighted to announce that your entry: Increasing Aboriginal Economic Inclusion through the Use of E-Learning Technology in the Aboriginal Community was selected The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation Award for the top project or for student retention from across Canada for the Changemakers Initiative: Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning. Our entire team is excited to highlight you as a leader in the field of First Nations, Métis and Inuit learning. Your entry was selected from the more than 266 ideas and projects submitted by the entry deadline, honouring you and your colleagues for the outstanding demonstration of innovation, social impact, and sustainability.”

SITE Award for Outstanding Service to Digital Equity ~ winner Martin Sacher

  (for more details of the Award – click here to view past winners)

click here to view Congratulations from Alberta Human Services Minister Dave Hancock!

         View the slide show of SCcyber E-learning 10 year Anniversary Party and MOU Signing with Devry!

Global Best Award Winner!

SCcyber E-learning was informed that we have been selected as
the Global Best Regional Winner (The Americas) for the Global Best Awards.

The Global Best Awards celebrate outstanding and effective business, education and community organization partnerships that have a significant impact on the communities in which they operate.

Four winners are selected internationally (one from each of: the Americas, United Kingdom and Europe, Pacific and Australia, Africa and Asia) and honored at the 10th International Education Business Partnership Conference: Making a Difference in Today’s Global Economy – The Power of Partnership!!,  (Toronto, Canada).

Last year the event was in Finland and like the Oscars the four
regional winners are present at the awards and then the world winner is announced from the group of four regional finalists.

Martin Sacher
CEO – SCcyber elearning Community

RADF : Rural Alberta Development Fund 

“Rural Alberta Development Fund seeks to inspire and act as a catalyst for innovative, collaborative, sustainable, community-based projects which promote the growth, prosperity, and quality of life in rural Alberta.”

Through RADF, Sunchild E-learning was able to produce online Cree 10, 20 and 30 course materials online to share, promote and preserve the Cree language for generations to come.

Conference Board of Canada Study:                 

Time Magazine Recognition:

               Made in Canada – Innovators in Canada     

          “These Innovators are finding New Ways to Bring Energy and Excitement to Education”

                “Going the Distance” – Martin Sacher [Sunchild E-Learning] p44-45
                Time Magazine Article
                           – by Laura Blue