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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.
YMCA Toronto offers free to low cost computer training courses, workshops, and online tutorials for beginners to advanced learners.
Founded in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, TechServe connects tech-savvy millennial volunteers with older adults who just need a little bit of technical help to improve their everyday lives. TechServe is a Canadian non-profit that provides services to older adults through 1-on-1 tech support sessions, workshops in partnerships with older adults’ associations, and a set of online digital literacy resources.
UpTOSpeed is the for-profit arm of TechServe and they provide tech training and support to seniors. They address users' technology needs by providing instantaneous video and written tutorials, timely telephone and video chat technical support, appointment-based 1 on 1 online lesson, and monthly group online lessons. Users must create an account and pay a fee for services.
The enTECH@Home program provides older adults in the Waterloo region with free phone- or email-based technology support. The program is operated by University of Waterloo undergraduate student volunteers who are part of the enTECH club. They operate several digital literacy and tech support initiatives in the Waterloo region.
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.
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.
Computers For Kids is a registered charity comprised that recycles and refurbishes hardware for youth in Windsor and Essex County. They refurbish various devices including phones, computers, and peripheral computer hardware like keyboards, computer mice, and speakers.
City of Kitchener
The City of Kitchener's Tech Connects program is designed to help older adults access devices and improve their digital literacy skills and they offer both tech lending and introductory courses on software and devices. Courses are offered on both an in-person and remote basis and registered program members can take out iPads and Chromebooks for 30-day lending periods.