Technology Tips

Technology Tips

As everyone stays home to do their part in protecting public health, many of our usual activities are moving to online platforms! Provided by our YMCA Digital Skills Literacy Program, this page is dedicated to helping you navigate the technologies you might need to stay connected and active in your community. From Apple's FaceTime to Google Hangouts, you'll become a technology pro in no time. Just wait until you prove it to your friends and family. 
Fraud continues to be an issue during this time. Learn how you don't become a victim of fraud with police and Government of Canada resources at the bottom of this page.

Helpfull apps and resources

Whether you are looking for Apple apps, Android apps or online resources for seniors, check out these information guides for the latest tech to keep you connected.


How to use Apple FaceTime

How to use google hangouts

How to use Houseparty

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN A ZOOM MEETING and enhance your security settings
       
Let's Grocery Shop Online: Walmart.ca

DON'T BECOME A VICTIM OF FRAUD
Given our current health climate, numerous claims of fraud have come to light over the past number of weeks, including businesses such as the Canadian Red Cross, City of Edmonton, Epcor, Government of Canada Emergency Benefit fund and more.

Never give out your personal information if you suspect fraudulent activity. If it is too good to be true, it just might be.

For examples of fraudulent activity, click here to view Canada's scam index. For more information on fraud, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. If you or someone you know have become a victum of fraud, report it online by visiting Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre's website. You're also asked to report any loss of money to your local police service: