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Demystifying Online Technology for 2SLGBTQ+ older adults is an in-person program offered by The 519. It runs Wednesdays from 2-4pm from September 7th to 28th 2022, no registration required.
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.
Take Back the Tech! is a champaign that highlights tech related violence against women and offers information and methods for taking action. The champaigners organize online safety workshops, online spaces to discuss women's right to privacy, and more.
HelpAge Canada offers several Digital Literacy programs to help older Canadians connect with friends and family online and participate more fully in society. Provides programs such as Dig-IT, which is a national program that offers devices, data, technical support, and digital learning courses.
Media Smarts provides Canadian homes, schools, and communities with various programs and online resources that focus on improving digital and media literacy.
Digitally Lit is a project of the Brookfield Institute that uses after-school spaces to introduce youths to integral digital literacy and code education. During the 2 year pilot period, the project's goal is to provide over 1000 Canadian youths from the ages 12-15 who are underrepresented in STEM fields with a program that blends play, hands-on and interactive activities.
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.
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.