TORONTO, August 5, 2022 /CNW/ – CARP, from Canada The largest and most influential association fighting for the needs and rights of Canadians as we age, is pleased to announce an innovative new program of virtual collaboration, virtual communities and virtual learning, designed to harness technology to empower people. greater.

the TENT THE SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY VIRTUAL NETWORK will consist of three main programming streams:

  • Technological Literacy: To increase the digital skills and knowledge of older people, with additional programming focused on indigenous populations and isolated communities.
  • Technology for Health and Daily Living: To provide access to safe self-care, professional help, telehealth, clinical trials, and other health and age-related digital knowledge and services on-site.
  • Tech Talent: To harness the qualifications, experience and work ethic of older Canadians to enhance their skills and adjacent skills for post-retirement careers in technology, healthcare and finance.

“This can truly be a groundbreaking program for older Canadians,” said Bill VanGorder, TENTS Director of operations. “It’s a myth that older people can’t cope with technology. We’re already heavy users and eager to improve our skills. But TENT now it goes further: we know that older people are an untapped resource for the technology industry and the job market, and with our virtual network collaboration partners, we are creating a package of lifelong learning and innovations for the age in the place and breaking down barriers to a more diverse and skilled multi-generational remote workforce.”

As partners in the development of this program, TENT has secured a coalition of leaders in the fields of technology, online learning, and infrastructure and community support. Our three-person program steering committee consists of:

  • prince teri marlenePresident and CEO of Terida, the innovative and award-winning international IT solutions organization whose CLASsoft™ RegTech platform serves as the secure credentialing, communications and workflow engine for the project’s virtual networks.
  • Ana ForgioneGeneral Counsel and Corporate Secretary of D2L, a global learning technology company, which will provide the TENT training through its learning innovation platform, Brightspace.
  • Stephen J. AugustineHereditary Chief of the Mi’Kmaq Grand Council and Associate Vice President (Retired) for Indigenous Affairs at Unama’ki University College, Cape Breton Universitywho will lead the collaboration network of the project’s indigenous communities.

“At D2L, we are committed to accessibility in learning and providing a learning experience that meets the needs of all people, regardless of age or ability,” he said. Ana Forgione. “We are thrilled to join the Tech Consortium Virtual Networks to help drive technology literacy and empower seniors through our learning innovation platform, Brightspace.”

Featuring Terida’s robust CLASsoft™ RegTech platform and its interconnections with D2L’s secure learning innovation platform and Terida’s partner Syngrafii for iinked Sign™ eSigning and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Canada as a provider of infrastructure as a service for Tech Consortium Virtual Networks, TENT has the technologies and technology leadership and support, as well as advisors, trainers, mentors and potential employers from day one.

TENT is the ideal catalyst for this initiative,” said prince teri. “They have credibility with Canada older adult population, and the vision and scope to recruit participants. We are honored to lead the TENT Tech Consortium Virtual Network and we look forward to this happening.”

Join us in August for the TENT Tech Consortium Virtual Network Inaugural Program “From Cards to Cloud, TENT Conversations with Canadian Seniors in IT and Cyber.”

Implementation of the Virtual Network registry for older Canadians and participating organizations and corporations is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2022.

TENT has submitted a project funding application to the Federal Economic Development Agency for the Southern Ontario Jobs and Growth Fund.


For more information: or to schedule an interview, contact: David Cravit, Director of Membership and Director of Marketing, CARP, Phone: 416.607.7739, Mobile: 647.280.8163, Email: [email protected]

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