Connected Elders and Youth

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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 commences September 2021. This program has been developed in collaboration with other leading non-profit organizations: 

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.  

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Connected Canadians was consulted during program development; ensuring that learning modules are best suited for older adult learners in a technology context.