Mike, currently an MBA student at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, will be working with Connected Canadians as part of a project-based learning initiative in his program. He shares his thoughts at the beginning of this initiative.
Sergiana, a newcomer to Canada and a university professor from Brazil with an IT background, tells us about her experience after a year of volunteering with Connected Canadians.
In August 2019, Connected Canadians held their first digital literacy workshops at Bruyère Village, we interviewed 2 of the senior participants to hear their thoughts. This workshop was funded in part by a grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation. Many thanks as well to Rene Proulx for filming and editing, and to Claire and Pierre for participating in an interview.
On Intergenerational Day 2019, Qlik hosted a Bring Your Own Grandparent Event in partnership with the Connected Canadians General Tech Support Team. Here, Audrey (86) and Hossain (90) talk their learnings and why the experience was meaningful for them.
Daniel, a newcomer to Canada, tells us why he decided to volunteer with Connected Canadians, and why he wants to help address the technology knowledge gap that exists for many seniors.
87-year old Mr. Chadha talks about why having a Connected Canadians volunteer from his own country made it even easier for him to learn new skills to make better use of his phone, and Neha talks about why she wanted to use her IT background to support those in her community!
In honour of Intergenerational Day, Qlik Ottawa hosted a Connected Canadians workshop. 81-year old Sandra tells us why she wants to connect and how getting help with Connected Canadians volunteers does not trigger the social anxiety typically associated with larger classroom settings.
Connected Canadians partnered with Sephora Rideau to hold Beauty & Technology Workshops, where the Connected Canadians team help support clients with the Sephora App and the virtual artist, and the Sephora team help Connected Canadians clients with new makeup tips!
Helga tells us about her family all over the world, and why she thinks Connected Canadians' model of intergenerational support is so important - and how we must never lose our joie de vivre!
Ruth, nearly 73, talks about why she enjoys coming to the Connected Canadians workshops at Perley-Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, in Ottawa, Ontario, and how the free workshops give her access to digital skills training that would otherwise be inaccessible to her.
92-year old Marion at the Perley-Rideau Veteran’s Heath Centre Tells us about her experience after participating in the Connected Canadians Workshop “Cooking With The Internet”.
National Defence Officer Tom tells why he volunteers his time with Connected Canadians.
Connected Canadians Client Angelo, a 73-year old visually impaired man, tells how Connected Canadians volunteers helped him learn how to use his phone via the accessibility features.
Connected Canadians Client Rosa tells us why Connected Canadians volunteers not only help with technology, but combat loneliness while helping seniors have fun!
Helen Hirsh Spence, CEO of Top Sixty Over Sixty, talks about her experience receiving technology training with Connected Canadians, and why she thinks it is a great experience for both sides.
Our newest volunteers tell their stories, with an introduction from Tamimi.
Connected Canadians Client Marie talks about how Connected Canadians volunteers have helped her overcome her social anxiety to learn more about technology.
76-year old Helen tells us about her experience with the Technology and Transportation Workshop with OCH.
Volunteer Cindy tells us why she chooses to share her videography skills with Connected Canadians.
Joy tells about why she decided now is the time to learn more about technology!
Daniel Darryl, who works as an IT Tech, explains why he volunteers with Connected Canadians.
82-year old Connected Canadians Client Robin, of the Royal Canadian Air Force, tells his story.
Our Feedback and Evaluation Coordinator Mona tells us about her role at Connected Canadians.
In November 2018, Connected Canadians held its official launch party, sponsored by Facebook.
Sergiana, who was an IT Professor in Brazil, tells why she chooses to volunteer her time with Connected Canadians.
Connected Canadians Client Dorothy tells us how Connected Canadians helps her overcome social isolation to connect with the world.
The CEO of i-Sight Software, Joe Gerard, explains why he encourages i-Sight employees to volunteer.
Connected Canadians Client Gisela tells her story, and how technology helps to keep her healthy and fit.
Connected Canadians Volunteer Sherry's reasons to volunteer.
Connected Canadians client Marguerite tells her story.