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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.
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.
Digital Smarts - Digital Smarts is a free online digital literacy skills program that offers topics such as onine safety and privacy, how to use social media and Zoom, online banking and shopping, etc. The progam is offered in 8 hour-long workshops in var
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.
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.
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.
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.