The Digital Literacy Project is an initiative of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre through which we get community groups and schools using creative digital technologies. Over the past seven years we have worked with over 30 partner organizations and through them, some 900 individuals ranging in age from 10 to 90.
With funding from the federal government's New Horizons for Seniors program, during the winter of 2014 we have been offering a series of workshops aimed at empowering musically-oriented seniors to use computers and then teach others to use computers to record and create music. On March 21 the participants conducted a showcase event at the Library, demonstrating what they accomplished.
With support from the Inspirit Foundation, in the winter of 2014 we kicked off a youth video project on the theme of pluralism called "Pluralism: Tell it; See it; Hear it." This is bringing groups of diverse youth together to express themselves through video. We are working with poet and community activist Trisha Islam on this initiative. On March 25, in collaboration with The Couchiching Institute, we hosted a public conversation, moderated by Trisha Islam, that asked the question, "Do you express your spirituality through art?"
In early March 2014, Concordia University featured the Atwater Library in their Spotlight on Community Engagement video series. Check out the video here.
For more information, click here and/or contact Digital Literacy Project Coordinator Eric Craven at email@example.com.