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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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