Digital Literacy

Technology and its applications have changed the way we live and interact with the world around us. This great connector though, has often left behind older Canadians, particularly those who are underprivileged or marginalized. Yet these Canadians would benefit greatly from joining the digital world.

HelpAge Canada is delivering several Digital Literacy programs to ensure that older Canadian who face the greatest barriers can connect with their friends and families and participate more fully in society. Because today more than ever, society includes the online world.

Learn about Dig-IT, a digital literacy program for older Canadians:

100,000 seniors digital by 2030

Canadian Digital Literacy Programs

Through these programs, we hope to help 100,000 Canadians seniors become empowered digital citizens over the next 10 years.


Dig-IT (National Program)

The solution to digital literacy for low-income seniors. Dig-IT provides devices, data, and technical support along with digital learning courses to older Canadian everywhere.

Senior woman doing fitness exercises at home through virtual class

Digital Learning in BC

In partnership with the United Way of the Lower Mainland, HelpAge Canada is supporting local agencies to access technology and create virtual programming for older Canadians.

Connected Elders & Youth

A customized program in Nunavut that focuses on keeping community connected by teaching digital skills through learning modules focused on northern life and traditional knowledge sharing.


Trying new technology for the first time is a daunting prospect, and getting your hands on that new device is just the beginning of it — now you have to learn how to use it. Martin and Dawn have successfully worked through our digital literacy program together!