Government announces funding for digital skills training to help more Canadians get online
“Our government is ensuring that all Canadians have the skills and know-how to access online resources and participate in the digital economy. The Digital Literacy Exchange Program will help us to make sure that all Canadians are equipped with the right skills to access the wealth of information and opportunities online.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
“We want all Canadians to control their own connectivity and take their rightful place in the digital world of today. Our government is committed to working to spur economic development and growth and improve the lives of Canadians everywhere. The Digital Literacy Exchange Program will make great strides in honouring that commitment and will help ensure that no Canadian is left behind in the digital revolution.”
– David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
The Digital Literacy Exchange Program will invest almost $30 million over four years, starting in 2018–19, to help ensure that all Canadians have the skills they need to participate in the digital economy.
Not-for-profit organizations that are incorporated in Canada can apply for funding.
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Karl W. Sasseville
Office of the Minister of Innovation,
Science and Economic Development
Innovation, Science and
Economic Development Canada
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