Digital Inclusion Opportunities

As part of the City's Digital Inclusion initiative, we are pleased to provide FREE ongoing opportunities to teach youth and adults how to use online tools for education, job training, and inclusion in our online community.

Older Adults Community Workshop Series

The City of Brantford is pleased to offer free online workshops for older adults to learn about technology and tools to enhance their digital skills and connect with family and friends online. The workshops will be offered monthly from August 2021 until December 2021. Each workshop is two hours long and will be available in-person at Woodman Park Community Centre located at 491 Grey St, Brantford. All provincially mandated COVID-19 safety measures will be in place. Please note that the workshops are subject to change as per provincial regulations.

Please note that proof of identification, proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or proof of exemption is required to participate in-person. To download a digital copy of your proof of vaccination, visit covid19.ontariohealth.ca.

Registration is required and spaces are limited. Please contact Brant Skills Centre to register for any of the workshops below by emailing info@brantskillscentre.org or calling 519-304-8224. Attendees are asked to arrive 15 minutes early for standard COVID-19 screening or to provide a copy of your completed COVID-19 screening questions available at covid-19.ontario.ca/screening/customer.

 August 2021 Workshops
Zoom

Monday, August 9, 2021, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Learn to use this video conferencing app to stay connected with others.

Zoom

Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Learn to use this video conferencing app to stay connected with others.

Computer Basics

Monday, August 16, 2021, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Learn how to find information using Google and other search engines
  • Internet security and safe web browsing
  • Favourites and bookmarks
  • And more

Internet Basics

Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Learn how to find information using Google and other search engines
  • Internet security and safe web browsing
  • Favourites and bookmarks
  • And more

Email Basics

Monday, August 23, 2021, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Use your email account and contact list to send and receive emails and attachments

Cyber Safety

Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Learn about protecting yourself and your equipment. Overview of:
    • Safe Surfing; Socializing and Interacting Online
    • Email and text fraud/phishing; malware; pharming; spoofing; password usage

Online Shopping

Monday, August 30, 2021, at 1:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Learn how to shop online safely through consumer research, personal information protection, and safe payment options.
 September 2021 Workshops
Smartphone Basics

Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Learn about operating systems, text/messaging, data and more.

Ask a Tech Drop-in

Monday, September 13, 2021, at 1:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Experiencing technical issues or need help with a new device? We can help by answering questions and showing you how to use your device.

Budgeting with Excel

Friday, September 24, 2021, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Get the skills and knowledge needed to financially plan and create a monthly budget using Excel.

iPad Basics

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Overview – features and settings
  • Navigation – touch gestures and keyboard
  • iTunes and App store
  • Preinstalled Apps – camera, FaceTime, photos, safari
 October 2021 Workshops
Online Storage

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Learn about online storage and how you can store your photos, videos, and files.

Ask a Tech Drop-in

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Experiencing technical issues or need help with a new device? We can help by answering questions and showing you how to use your device.

Google Applications

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Learn how to use Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Meet, Google Photos, Google Sheets, Google Slides. Participants must have a Google Account.
 November 2021 Workshops
 To be announced.
 December 2021 Workshops
 To be announced.