Ottawa Community Foundation’s Community Grant to benefit Bruyère seniors via Connected Canadians


Connected Canadians is thrilled to announce that we received a Community Grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation! This grant will help us deliver digital literacy-focused workshops and one-on-one sessions to Bruyère’s senior residents and tenants between now and April 2020.

Seniors will learn basic technology skills to help them use their smartphones, tablets and computers to connect with loved ones and learn how to safely access more knowledge in the digital world around them. The curriculum will focus on building skills to enable greater connection and decreasing feelings of isolation to improve quality of life. The Top Sixty Over Sixty is also excited to collaborate with us on the evaluative component of our project.

The first workshops will be held on Friday, August 16 at Place Besserer at Bruyère Village.

About Connected Canadians: Connected Canadians is a non-profit organization with a mandate to empower older Canadians to use digital technology safely and effectively to enhance their quality of life. Many of our volunteers are newcomers to Canada who are highly skilled technology workers. Volunteers benefit from the cultural awareness and conversational practice opportunities that come from their interaction with clients, and clients feel a sense of pride and connection in helping to welcome newcomers into the community. Learn more at