ABC Connect for Learning

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ABC Connect for Learning is a digital literacy program that offers free resources to those looking to improve their digital skills. Whether you’re just getting started with the Internet or looking to learn about new technology, ABC Connect for Learning offers something for everyone.

Learners can choose to download resources for learning at home on their own time. Literacy practitioners can bring these digital literacy resources to their community by hosting a workshop.

Digital Literacy in Canada

  • The proportion of Canadians experiencing cyber security incidents is increasing. The most common incidents reported were receiving unsolicited spam (60%) and receiving fraudulent content (40%). Other incidents included being redirected to fraudulent websites asking for personal information (22%), having a virus or other malicious software installed without permission (11%) and experiencing fraudulent payment card use (9%). (Canadian Internet Use Survey – Statistics Canada, 2022)
  • Employers are increasingly looking for a blend of business or soft skills for in-demand digital roles, including communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work in teams and business acumen. (Onwards and upwards: Digital talent outlook 2025 – Information and Communications Technology Council, 2021)
  • Only 30 per cent of the Canadian population is currently “very prepared with workplace digital skills,” and this number is expected to drop to 23 per cent within the next five years as technology continues to evolve. (Salesforce Launches Global Digital Skills Index: In-Depth Insights From 23,000 Workers –Salesforce, 2022)

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Testimonials

“I am glad to host this program and I am sure it will be a success.” – Facilitator

“I believe this program will give them [the learners] confidence and independence, it will make their life much easier.” – Facilitator

“A lot of our clientele live alone and are not familiar with using phones or computers, so having a space for them to talk and explore new things was incredible!” – Facilitator

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