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i-ConnectED is a mobile educational platform developed by the Indigenous Friends Association. It is an Indigenous-led program that drives positive learning experiences for learners located in marginalized communities, reaching them on messaging platforms.
INDIGital offers Indigenous youth and newcomers five weeks of free online learning about digital literacy, community, and empowerment. They have two different courses that match participants’ different interests and needs.
RIWC’s new Digital Literacy & Wellness initiative promotes community engagement and digital inclusion. In partnership with The 519, the program provides both individual and group technical skills training workshops directed towards 2SLGBTQ+ older adults.
This Learning Centre resource features an infographic and informational video on how service providers can support rainbow seniors
AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
The AARP website is an active news network that provides a series of helpful articles on basic digital literacy and computer tips. In addition to digital literacy resources, AARP also published news stories relevant to older adults from all walks of life including BIPOC and queer communities.
ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning. The ABC Internet Matters program consists of a free workbook and downloadable resources to help new internet users learn how to use the internet. The program assists adult and senior Canadians with developing a basic understanding of what the internet is, how to access it, and how to stay safe online.
Gluu is a nonprofit educational platform working to provide digital skills learning resources to older Canadians and the people & organizations that support them. They provide cost-free, ad-free digital skills education and learning resources to older adults and seniors' organizations in the form of remote online courses and articles.
DigitalLearn.org is an online hub for digital literacy support and training operated by the Public Library Association. They offer free prerecorded courses on basic digital literacy skills, such as using a computer, navigating a website, and searching. Modules are video-based with narration, typically 6 to 22 minutes long, and written in plain language.
The Overcoming Digital Divides Workshop Series takes a look at the digital divide highlighted across Canada and is present in a six part workshop series. Each part focuses on a specific theme with a unique concern. Workshops: Indigenous, Remote and Rural Communities, Low-Income Communities, Older Adults and Digital Literacy, People with Disabilities and Accessibility, Public Internet Access, and Youth and Digital Skills.