Call for Proposals – Digital Literacy Exchange Program – February 20, 2018

Call for Proposals – Digital Literacy Exchange Program

February 20, 2018

OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to inform constituents of the launch of the Digital Literacy Exchange Program. As a part of the launch, the Government has opened a call for proposals for not-for-profit organizations.

The Digital Literacy Exchange Program will invest almost $30 million to support not-for-profit organizations that teach fundamental digital literacy skills to Canadians who would benefit from participating in the digital economy. These include seniors, new and low-income Canadians, Indigenous people, and those living in northern and rural communities.

The program will help ensure that all Canadians have the necessary skills to use computers and the Internet safely and securely and help make sure that no one is left behind in the digital economy.

“Digital skills are becoming increasingly important to participate in today’s society, whether for booking a medical appointment, banking safely, studying or looking for a job,” stated MP Eglinski. “I encourage all interested and eligible organizations to consider applying to this program.”

The deadline to submit is March 30, 2018.

More information can be found at: www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/102.nsf/eng/00001.html

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