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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.
MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. They have an extensive library of digital literacy programs and resources for parents, teachers, and young people. The majority of their programs help young people to develop their critical media literacy skills.
Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy
Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy, also known as MTML, is a network of organizations and individuals supporting adult literacy in the Toronto and York Region. While they do not offer an in-house digital literacy program, they offer their own directory of digital literacy resources from reputable adult literacy learning organizations for learners and practitioners.
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
Ontario’s only organization focused on helping adult literacy education professionals to incorporate digital technology. We believe that through the use of digital technology in our sector, we can build capacity, create equity and access to learning, and enhance learning experiences. We work as a leader and guide, sharing knowledge and directly helping literacy educators and administrators to integrate technology in innovative ways that increase effectiveness and reach. Visit their website to learn more
Project Read supports adults by providing free literacy services in a supportive community. They work with English-speaking adults who want to learn to read, write, or use basic math or computer skills. In collaboration with a host of community organizations and partners, Parkdale Project Read offers free programs and services including: Financial Literacy, Legal Education, Computer Literacy, Health & Wellness, Driver’s Education, and Election Literacy.