We focus on building each person’s confidence and comfort in using computers and digital technology, our services target those basic skills. Through one-on-one tutoring or small group workshops, we ensure that each person receives the level of assistance they need to master their new skills.
Our computer lab has some computers and iPads available for you to practice your skills. Once we identify your goals, we can provide you with practice exercises and resources to help you. You will have access to internet, and we can help you set up an email or social media account. You can drop in and use our computers to practice (please call ahead for best service and to confirm availability - not available during New Futures week or during some workshops).
Most of the basic skills for computers are best learned one-on-one, as everyone’s needs and skills are individual. Workshops may be announced from time to time, but these services are always available.
New! ECSF Grant 2020
Seniors Digital Connect Program
We are pleased to announce this collaboration between the Drayton Valley and District FCSS and Drayton Valley & District Community Learning Association. This grant is supported by the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund and Drayton Valley Community Foundation.
We are excited to offer this new program to local seniors in our community.
This program will allow us to offer Basic Digital skills instruction virtually, as well as provide a number of seniors with an appropriate device to access online learning opportunities, support and resources due to COVID-19 isolation.
Applications were received from seniors who are in need of an iPad or Chromebook to connect with family and friends or access information online, and;
have internet access at home or are willing to install,
have limited digital skills, and
are isolated due to COVID-19.
Applications are currently being reviewed by a selection committee.
We are also looking for a number of tutors to work with our seniors virtually, to help them learn how their device works, how to use social media, perform basic information searches, and how to stay safe online. If you are able to spare some time to help a senior, please send a volunteer application in to our Coordinator! Applications are below!
Update December 2020: We received so many applications from seniors, that we were not able to help everyone on our list! We are now accepting donations of good used devices for us to assign to a senior in need. Please click below for more information on how you can help.
Send us a message, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!
Call us at 780-542-3373 to find out more about our programs and services.