Helping seniors connect to the digital world.

dig-it participants will:

Receive a tablet on loan for the duration of the program

Receive a limited data plan for 6 months

Have an email account created in their name

Have access to online and printed course materials to master the basics of their device, the internet and key applications

Have the support of volunteer Digital Coaches to walk them through the courses

Have a year long subscription to BestBuy’s Geek Squad for technical support

Enjoy connecting with the digital world!

Family on iPad

Here's how it works

Dig-IT has been carefully designed as a solution to seniors requiring assistance to access technology and support to build digital skills. This program is ideally suited to older adults who will benefit from learning basic, essential digital literacy skills such as connecting to Wi-Fi, tablet gestures, using the camera, and accessing email and the internet.

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Step 1

Local organisation applies
on behalf of the participant.

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Step 2

Participant receives a device and
support services (data and
Geek Squad membership).

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Step 3

Volunteer calls the participant for an orientation and helps them register for the online classes.

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Step 4

Participant progresses independently through Gluu Essentials online classes. Volunteers check in regularly and provide support.

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Step 5

Participant can call Geek Squad for
technical support anytime (24/7).

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Step 6

Participant accesses a Resource Library
for support materials and inspiration
for future digital activities and goals.

Nearly 30% of Canadians aged 65 and older are not regular internet users.

- Statistics Canada

Contact Us

1-800-648-1111 ext. 5

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