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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.
Toronto Public Library
Computer & Library Training - The Toronto Library offers in-person computer classes that focus on Microsoft Office, computer basics, and digital design.Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending - Wi-Fi hotspots are available to be lent out to those who do not have internet a
Computer Courses - Offers computer training courses that are typically 1.5h long. Must be 15+. Course topics include introduction to computers, basic internet, social networking, Microsoft Office, etc. Drop-in help is also available, where adults can prac
One-on-one sessions with a Community Access Program student is available for any questions regarding computer or internet use. Sessions can be booked through the CAP student's phone or email, or drop-in. Computer/internet skills courses are also offered.
YMCA Toronto offers free to low cost computer training courses, workshops, and online tutorials for beginners to advanced learners.
YMCA Greater Toronto
Cyber Security Program, Plugging In, The Bright Spot, Y Digital Skills Literacy Program (YMCA Greater Toronto)https://www.ymca.ca/news/ymca-greater-toronto-launches-bright-spot-support-older-adults
Cyber Security Program - Partnering up with Lighthouse Labs, YMCA of Greater Toronto offers a fully funded 12-week cyber security program for 100 Ontarians. The Bright Spot - The YMCA of Greater Toronto launches The Bright Spot, an online community where
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.
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.
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.
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.