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Government to fund digital literacy programs

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has announced $17.6 million in funding for digital literacy skills training programs. The intent is to digital online skills to Canadians currently under-represented online, including seniors, individuals who have not completed high school, Indigenous people, individuals who do not speak English or French at home, persons with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, low-income individuals, and people living in northern, rural and remote communities. The funding will be provided over three years to not-for-profit organizations specializing in digital literacy through the Digital Literacy Exchange Program.

“Digital skills are crucial in today's world,” said François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “Our government is committed to ensuring that all Canadians have the skills to access information and opportunities online. Through initiatives supported by the Digital Literacy Exchange Program, Canadians are receiving training to improve their skills and confidence so that they can fully participate in today's digital economy.”

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