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.

Community Workshop Series

Residents of Brantford are welcome to participate in individual digital workshops or an entire series of digital workshops noted below. Workshops will be offered on a monthly basis from until December 2020. All participants are encouraged to attend the Zoom information sessions to get the most out of their online learning experience. 

Seniors Workshop Series

This workshop series will help seniors learn more about technology and enhance their digital skills. Acquiring this knowledge can generate greater social inclusion and personal well-being. See full course details below. Registration is required and spaces are limited. Please contact Brant Skills Centre to register for these workshops by emailing info@brantskillscentre.org or calling 519-304-8224.

Zoom/Staying Connected

Monday, November 2, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Learn to use Zoom, a video conferencing app, to stay connected with family, friends and community members

 iPad Basics 

Monday, November 9, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Learn everything you need to know about an iPad! We'll start with an overview of the features and settings and continue onto navigation including touch gestures and keyboard. You'll learn about iTunes and the App store as well as pre-installed apps including Camera, FaceTime, Photos and Safari.

 Internet Basics

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to find information using Google and other search engines and learn more about internet security and safe web browsing. 

 Cyber Safety

Monday, November 16, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Learn about protecting yourself and your equipment. This workshop will also include an overview of safe surfing; Socializing and interacting online and email and text fraud.

 Email

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Learn to use your email account and contact list to send and receive emails and attachments. 

 Facebook

Monday, November 23, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Manage your Facebook account to connect and share with your friends, family, and colleagues. Learn about privacy settings, uploading photos and videos, sending messages, posting status updates and manage friend requests.

 Smart Phone Basics

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

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

Social Media Workshop Series

This workshop series dives into three very popular social media platforms including Facebook, Linked in and Twitter. Learn more about these social media platforms and what they can offer to you.  See full course details below. Please contact Brant Skills Centre to register for these workshops by emailing info@brantskillscentre.org or calling 519-304-8224.

 Zoom/Staying Connected

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Learn to use Zoom, a video conferencing app, to stay connected with family, friends, and community members.

 Facebook

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Manage your Facebook account to connect and share with your friends, family, and colleagues. Learn about privacy settings, uploading photos and videos, sending messages, posting status updates, and managing friend requests.

 LinkedIn

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Manage your LinkedIn account to build your professional identity, strengthen or create a network, and discover business opportunities.

 Twitter

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Use your Twitter account to communicate with friends, family, and the community. Learn how to send and receive quick, short messages called “tweets."

Digital Skills Workshop Series

This workshop series will offer tools to support participants’ as they navigate the online community, connect with others on social media and engage in safe online shopping. See full course details below. Please contact Brant Skills Centre to register for these workshops by emailing info@brantskillscentre.org or calling 519-304-8224.

 Zoom/Staying Connected

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Learn to use this video conferencing app to stay connected with family, friends and community members.

 Website Creation

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Free versus fee
  • Website builders
  • Create a website using a free web-hosting platform
 Safe Shopping Online

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to shop online safely through consumer research, personal information protection, and safe payment options.

 Social Networking 101

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Overview of applications used to create and share information and interact socially (social networking) – Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter.

Brantford Brant Business Resource Centre Workshop Series

The Brantford Brant Business Resource Centre Workshop Series has a variety of online sessions such as a Tax Seminar, How to Write a Business Plan, Best Practices and more. Pre-Registration is required. Learn more at the Brantford Brant Resource Centre Workshops Series Online Calendar