Seniors Digital Literacy Program
The Village of Telkwa has received funding from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (the “Program”) to purchase and install computers at specific locations within the Village, which will be accessible to seniors. The funding includes virtual training workshops through Connected Canadians, empowering seniors’ digital knowledge on topics including how to use Zoom, recognizing email phishing scams, safe digital communication, and more.
The Program is a federal grants and contributions program whose goal is to support projects that help improve the well-being of seniors and foster social inclusion and engagement in their communities.
Monthly virtual training workshops, through Connected Canadians’ trained mentors, are scheduled for the last Thursday of the month, commencing June 2022 and ending in March 2023. Connected Canadians is a federally registered non-profit organization that provides technology training and support to Canadian seniors, fostering digital literacy skills.
The Village invites seniors from the community to attend the workshops either from their personal computer or using one of the Program’s computers within the Village. For more information on the workshops or to register, please contact the Village office at 250-846-5212 or email email@example.com,