Computer Training

Find your EUREKA moment with a variety of Computer Training classes to keep you connected. Learn how to use computers the Ontario Society of Senior Citizens' way and you will be able to do a lot, on any computer!

Computer classes are offered in several locations. All computer classes are offered free of charge to adults, 55+ and are delivered by Ontario Society of Senior Citizens' Organizations professional trainers.

Beginner Computer Classes

6-Week classes on Wednesday Mornings 10 am to 12 pm at Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations' office at 333 Wilson Ave, #406, Toronto.

The current Beginner/Novice class is in session from May 9 to June 13, 2018 on Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon.

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Here are some of the things you will learn: Basics of using a computer and its components • Get comfortable with settings & buttons• Recognize computer threats & scams • Maintain alertness with games, puzzles & doodling• Communicate through emails • Explore Internet basics 

There is a maximum of 6 registrants per class. Laptops with Windows 10 are provided in a comfortable boardroom setting.  The Beginner has little computer knowledge. Beginner Level 1 expands your online skills including Social Media.

Registration is required.  Contact Richard at the Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations (OSSCO) at 416-785-8570.

Beginner/Intermediate Classes

Choose between 6-Week classes on Wednesdays or Thursdays, from 1 pm to 3 pm in the afternoons at the Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations at 333 Wilson Ave, #406, Toronto.

The current Beginner/Intermediate class is in session from May 9 to June 13, 2018 on Wednesday afternoons, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

There is also a Beginner/Intermediate class in session from May 10 to June 14, 2018 on Thursday afternoons, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

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Here are some of the things you will learn:  • Expand your knowledge of using a computer  • Connect with friends through email and social media • Recognize computer threats and scans  • Learn about Microsoft Word • Discover the excitement of Facebook• Make a card or invitation or poster • Work with and share photos• Create photo albums • Become thoroughly familiar with all settings & buttons

Must have basic computer skills and knowledge.

Registration is required. Sign up for the 6-week session where you will learn something different in every class!

Contact Richard at the Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organization (OSSCO) at (416) 785-8570

Beginner Computer Training Classes for Seniors 55+

These 6-Week classes are hosted by Loyola Arrupe Centre at 55 Rankin Crescent, Toronto, on Saturdays in the morning and afternoon.

Beginners Computer Classes 

6-Week classes on Tuesday Afternoon 1 – 3 pm at the Jamaican Canadian Centre at 995 Arrow Road, Toronto

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Here are some of the things you will Learn: Basics of using a computer and its components • Getting comfortable with settings & buttons• Recognizing computer threats & scams • Maintaining alertness with games, puzzles & doodling• Communicating through emails • Exploring Internet basics

Registration is required.  Contact Grace Williams or Ismae Murray at the Jamaican Canadian Centre at (416) 746-5772

Creative Computers

6-Week Creative Computer classes on Thursday Afternoons 1 – 3 pm at the Jamaican Canadian Centre at 995 Arrow Road, Toronto

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Here are some of the things you will Learn: Importance of Microsoft Word • Discovering the excitement of Facebook • Finding a topic or ads using the Internet • Making a card or invitation or poster • Working with and sharing photos • Creating photo albums • Become thoroughly familiar with all settings & buttons

Registration is required.  Contact Grace Williams at the Jamaican Canadian Centre at (416) 746-5772

Click here for more information http://www.ocsco.ca/events

Self-help instructions on Ipad technology

The Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations (OSSCO) offers a variety of computer training opportunities, including using the self-help instructions on Ipad technology. Consulting with more than 544 seniors helped OSSCO to develop this self-help instruction for both individual users as well as trainers who work with seniors. We learned that seniors want to use technology to stay connected, to read magazines or emails, for sharing photos (and ideas), to listen to music, find recipes, discount coupons and much more. We know that using today’s technology such as tablets and Ipads can help reduce the risk of social isolation, no matter what happens in our lives.

If you are a senior who is starting to use your Ipad, click Appendix I for initial set up.  These are instructions to help you set up your Ipad and get it ready to use.  Click Ipad Quick reference to help you with the tips to use the Ipad and get comfortable using it right away. It’s a quick reference sheet on key processes that you will use. If you are a trainer who wants to offer Ipad training to seniors who are members of a seniors club, an elderly persons centre or activities coordinator in a retirement home, the Ipad Introduction – Instructor Guide will provide you with information to instruct an older person using Ipad technology. The Ipad Introduction Course Content gives the trainer an overview of what is covered in the Instructor Guide.

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