Computer Skills

Save for a few moments of connectivity frustrations, Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement members recently laughed their way through a computer-skills course led by Applecross.

Computer course at Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement

When the unavoidable challenges of running a small business pop up again, Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement will serve as Applecross Innovations’ happy place.

On November 15, more than a dozen Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement members completed our computer-skills course as led by Applecross president Graham Andrews, an outspokenly proud Metis himself. The course included principles of computing, general online safety, application use, and pointers to ease anxieties related to computers.

“I don’t believe I’ve ever led a training session with more laughter, one that ended with more hugs and handshakes, or one where more participants already wanted to sign up for an advanced class.”

Graham Andrews, Applecross Innovations president following a recent computer-skills course at Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement

Alberta is home to eight communities unlike any other in the world: the Metis Settlements.

These are the only eight communities where ownership of the land is protected by legislation as owned by Metis, one of Canada’s three constitutionally recognized distinct groups of Indigenous peoples.

Extend your cell signal!

Does your cellphone signal suddenly disappear in your home, office, or vehicle?

Applecross Innovations can fix that as we are now certified channel partners and installers for all SureCall cellphone signal boosting technology.

If there’s a cellphone signal at your vacation home, emergency control post, RV, rural office, or remote worksite, we can find it, capture it, and boost it.

Contact us at for your free initial consultation!

Telecomms License

Applecross Innovations is now a licensed telecommunications company!

This brings us one giant hurdle closer to our goal of providing fair-priced, high-quality Internet and other telecommunication services specifically to Indigenous communities.

Following a lengthy process, our license arrived last week from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). We can now provide a host of international telecommunications services.

Please stay tuned for upcoming announcements, or contact us at for more information or to discuss partnership opportunities!


Applecross in Nunavut: Nunavummiut serving Nunavut from Kitikmeot!

Applecross Innovations Inc., a wholly Michif-owned supplier of technology goods and services, is thrilled to team with the wholly Inuit-owned Applecross Nunavut Inc. based out of Cambridge Bay in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot Region.

Please join us all in saying, “Ublaakut!” to our cherished sister and new partner, Andrea Ng Adams, president and CEO of Applecross Nunavut Inc. Andrea can be reached at

By pooling our resources, knowledge, and enthusiasm, we now provide excellent and cost-efficient services throughout Nunavut.

Two certified Indigenous-owned and led businesses. Two of Canada’s constitutionally recognized Indigenous groups. One unified brand. Infinite opportunities.

Please call us at our new toll-free number, 1-833-333-2587, or e-mail for more information.

New Partnerships

Who doesn’t love good news?

It’s been a great week here at Applecross, as we have several new partnerships and developments in the works.

First: Grady Andrews (our founder’s older brother) joined us as Director of Business Development based out of our new Saskatoon location. Here’s a photo of lii frayr Michif from at least five years ago.

Second: We became authorized SecureONE partners with Symantec, the world leaders in cybersecurity.

Third: We became authorized partners with Lexmark.

Please call us or e-mail any time to learn more about what we will do for you!

Moving to and between the Clouds

Contemplating a switch from on-premise data storage to the Cloud? Good for you! We know you’ll be delighted with the results (and the costs).

Contact Applecross to learn about our complimentary detailed Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) analyses, which provide:

  • True costs to move your data
  • comprehensive moving plans for all your information (and especially mission-critical data) safely, securely, and efficiently
  • Estimates for Cloud-based infrastructure based on current use
  • Costs associated for moves to each of Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM IaaS environments

Already in the Cloud?

We’ll fine-tune your Cloud-based services to reduce monthly IaaS fees by up to 30 per cent.

Contact or (780) 623-3000.

IBM and Applecross: a true daily-double

Our not-so-inner nerd is gushing about Applecross Innovations’ new partnership with IBM.

Yes, that IBM. The people responsible for Watson, the computer that beat two of the best Jeopardy! players in history. And Deep Blue? The machine that beat Gary Kasparov …

Excuse us while we swoon a bit … but please do call or check back for more details.

HP Certified Partners


We’re delighted to announce that Applecross Innovations Inc. is now a certified Silver-level Partner with Hewlett-Packard!

Call us at (780) 623-3000 or (780) 902-9844 for all your PC and Print needs (everything from laptops and desktops to printers, scanners, toner, and maintenance kits)…

A very special shout-out to the HP Canada senior-management team for the faith you’ve showed in us during these times of transition!