TechNTalk

What is “TechNTalk”? 

“TechNTalk” refers to the series of digital literacy events for those 55 years and older across Prince Edward Island. These events aim to empower near seniors and seniors with the fundamental skills needed to communicate effectively in today’s digital world, while helping to reduce feelings of social isolation. It also provides youth with the opportunity to learn from and engage with near seniors, and seniors. 

Who hosts these events? 

The Office of Seniors (Department of Social Development and Seniors) and Big Brothers Big Sisters PEI have partnered together to host these events in several communities across the province on an ongoing basis. These events are hosted throughout the academic school year (typically in late Fall and late Spring).

What happens at these events? 

As a participant (55 years and over), you will be paired with a knowledgeable youth volunteer on a one-to-one level. Depending on the number of volunteers and other participants, you will have up to 45 minutes of support with the volunteer. 

This volunteer will answer the questions you have about:

  • Setting up and/or operating your specific device(s) 
  • Communication options (e.g. email, text, Facetime) and social media (e.g. Facebook, Instagram) 
  • Broadening your knowledge of the internet (e.g. how to use search functions, navigating your internet browser). 

Please note that these events are not meant to address areas of questions pertaining to sensitive information (such as banking, Maple, etc.). 

Prior to leaving, you will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire about your experience. 

Do I need to bring anything with me? 

We ask that you bring the device(s) that you need support with, as well as their charger(s). 

Will it cost be anything to attend a TechNTalk event?

All TechNTalk events are free to attend. 

Do I need to register in advance?

This support is offered on a first come, first serve basis. You do not need to register in advance. 

When are the TechNTalk events being offered? 

We are currently planning Fall 2024 sessions. Please check back for updated dates, times, and locations.

Can my local seniors organization/club host a TechNTalk session of their own?

We may be able to work with local seniors organizations/clubs to host TechNTalk sessions, depending on the demand and number of volunteers recruited. If this would be of interest, please contact the Office of Seniors (902-620-3785, seniors@gov.pe.ca).

Contact

Office of Seniors 
Telephone: (902) 218-6043
Email: seniors@gov.pe.ca
 

Published date: 
June 5, 2024
Social Development and Seniors

General Inquiries

Department of Social Development and Seniors
2nd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3777
Toll-free: 1-866-594-3777
Fax: 902-368-4740

DeptSDS@gov.pe.ca