Connected Elders and Youth is an intergenerational digital literacy program uniquely designed for Nunavut. The program pairs youth and Elders to support Elders in building digital literacy skills. As part of the custom education program, 250 tablets with accompanying data plans are provided.
This program is created for the 7 communities of the Kivalliq region of Nunavut and has already expanded to the Hamlet of Clyde River in Nunavut’s Baffin region. Training will prepare the youth for their teaching roles. Learning modules are unique to northern life and encompass Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, the Inuit principles for societal values.
“Connected Elders and Youth creates opportunities to gather, to share language and culture, to speak with friends and family in other communities, to join online communities, and for participation in the workforce.”
The beauty of this program is about connecting in so many ways.
Program delivery recommences September 2022. In addition to HelpAge Canada, Connected Elders & Youth is brought to you by:
Pinnguaq Association works alongside rural, remote, and Indigenous in the development of STEAM skills. They support program delivery and the intersection of cultural knowledge in the teachings of technology.
Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre provides cultural and mental health programming for Kivallirimiut of all ages. They helped create the program in 2021, and have been a funding partner from the onset.
This program is made possible with support from our funders.
(2021 & 2022 supporters shown below)