Technology is changing the way we live, work, learn and play. That means digital literacy is critical to navigating this new digital world. Enabling people to connect, learn and grow within their communities, digital literacy is essential for creating personal, professional and financial opportunities.
Given this environment, the City of Toronto is taking the lead and launching the first Digital Literacy Day (DLD) on May 31st.
Enabling the city to maintain its economic and human capital edge, DLD will work to increase awareness around the importance of digital literacy, while informing Torontonians about education and training programs/digital access.
In support of digital and financial literacy, TD is partnering with the City for the DLD launch. As part of this partnership, we’ll present a combination of broad enterprise activities, with segment-specific activations to drive meaningful engagement with our customers, colleagues and communities.
Some of TD’s planned actitives include: digital workshops for children of TD employees, which includes a tour of TD Tech floors and a discussion about careers in TD Technology; a Customer Connection Day at TD’s Union Station Kiosk and the City Hall and 55 King Street branches where interactive activities will be held, including the TD MySpend Challenge and digital tool demos; and a digital brand employment workshop for young adults in partnership with Toronto’s Employment and Social Services Division (TESS) and a workshop in partnership with Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) to digital banking and security.
In addition, the City of Toronto and the Toronto Public Library are collaborating with a diverse spectrum of more than 35 local companies and organizations to host and produce more than 110 free events for all ages across the city. Details regarding these activities and events can be found by visiting: https://go.td.com/DLD