Ottawa invests nearly $ 30 million for literacy in the digital sphere

News 19 February, 2018
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    Monday, 19 February 2018 16:37

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    The federal government on Monday launched a exchange Program in the field of digital literacy, with a budget of nearly $ 30 million, to reach people who do not yet have all the skills to participate in modern society.

    The people covered by this new program are seniors, new Canadians, people with low incomes, aboriginal peoples, and the inhabitants of northern communities and rural communities.

    In making his announcement, Ottawa has launched a call for proposals to non-profit organizations wishing to participate in the program. The organizations to which the application has been retained “will teach the basic skills of digital literacy to Canadians who may then benefit from the advantages offered by the digital economy,” said the government in a press release.

    “The Program will ensure that all Canadians have the necessary skills to use a computer and connect to the Internet in a secure manner; and it will contribute to ensuring that no person is forgotten in the digital economy”, pointed out the government.