Seniors deserve to participate fully in community.
Nearly 30% of Canadians aged 65 and older are not regular internet users. - 2018 Statistics Canada survey
The Seniors Can Connect! Digital Literacy Program provides digital literacy education through loaned tablets to seniors who otherwise would not be able to access them. We deliver this program in two modules:
Tablets are preconfigured and sent directly to Local Community Partners (LCPs) who identify seniors in their community who would benefit from the program. The LCPs help coordinate the delivery of the devices and the senior’s enrolment in the program. We deliver the personalized learning to teach the seniors to use the devices.
We ‘lend’ the tablets, because we take responsibility for maintenance and to make sure they are configured in a secure and senior-friendly manner.
Program duration is 1 year.
Who Can Apply
How To Apply
The Seniors Can Connect! Digital Literacy Program will soon be available across Canada. We invite you to register to participate by filling out the following questionnaire. This will help us determine fit for our initial launch with a limited number of local community partners.
Applications will be reviewed starting October 2020.
Help Us Get to Know You.
The series of questions will help determine if the Seniors Can Connect! program offering is the right fit for your community needs. The assessment process consists of both digital and operational needs to better understand the investment needed to start the project. Though possibilities with digital connection are limitless, the scope of this program is to identify the greatest barrier to human connection and provide 3-4 support sessions to address that.