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The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) is a specialty community legal clinic that was established to provide a range of legal services to low-income seniors in Ontario. The legal services include advice and representation to individual and group clients, public legal education, law reform and community development activities. ACE serves people 60 years of age and over in the Greater Toronto Area, and may also provide services to seniors outside of Toronto if the case is of significance to the seniors' community. ACE also works with the local community clinics across the province to provide legal services to seniors living in these other locations. They offer both direct legal services and a directory of resources on seniors' rights, fraud prevention, and financial advice among others.
Maker Space & MakerFest - Maker Space offers many stations with tools and resources that are available for use. Includes 3D printing, VR station, sound booth with iMac, vinyl cutter, button maker, etc. Appointments are made to use the Maker Space, but dro
MiFi Hotspot - Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots are available to borrow for up to 7 days.Virtual Device/Computer Training - Offers one-on-one appointments for virtual devices, or computer training. Appointments are 30 minutes in-person, or via phone or Zoom. Basic t
Technology for Tomorrow is a Vermont-based non-profit organization that provides education and advocacy to empower individuals and organizations with accessible technology and digital literacy education. Many of their free online courses are geared towards older adults, though they also offer programs for other demographics looking to improve their digital literacy skills.
The Bits and Bytes Computer Club is a progressive, not-for-profit, group for adults aged 50 years or better who wish to gain a better understanding of computers. Based in Kitchener, Ontario, Bits and Bytes offers both paid and free courses in addition to a monthly speaker series. They have both physical classrooms in the Kitchener Downtown Community Centre and virtual course offerings.
The Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) provides opportunities for older adults to learn to use technology in user-friendly formats. They offer both a free iPad lending library and mentoring programs that connect seniors with young people who provide tech support and digital literacy training. SCOA also offers paid one-on-one lessons for devices and software for seniors.
TIGP aims to decrease the artificial and systemic barriers related to aging by bringing seniors and youth together in a variety of in-person and remote programs. They offer fifteen virtual programs including a course on social media marketing and a general computer literacy program.
This program is for adults 65+ and offers individual and group classes including one-to-one tutoring where seniors will be matched with a tutor who will assist them with their digital learning goals. The provide training with devices, email, social media, fraud awareness, and virus prevention.
Youth Teaching Adults is a free introductory digital literacy program for adult learners, led by youth volunteer-tutors. The program is a collaboration between ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) and Youth Empowering Parents (YEP). The two organizations have come together to bring the program to under-served communities across Canada. Workshop materials were developed by YEP, and adapted by ABC into clear language, for use with adult learners. The available resources can be used to lead either remote or in-person workshops and Youth Teaching Adults provides training for groups and organizations seeking to lead workshops