InterACTion is a collaboration between ACT and Groupe Harmonie, a non-profit organization that has been providing support to elders with addictions to drugs, alcohol and gambling in Montreal since 1983.

InterACTion is an intergenerational project that brings Groupe Harmonie employees, ACT researchers, and students from Concordia University and Université de Montreal together with local volunteers to organize and provide free sessions with elders to exchange knowledge on digital technologies, including the internet, digital photography, and digital storytelling.

With the support of a New Horizons for Seniors grant, Groupe Harmonie has provided tablet computers and laptops and set up  drop in sessions and/or workshops in the common rooms of  low-income housing buildings in various neighbourhoods throughout Montreal. InterACTion aims to help elders learn computer and internet skills, creates opportunities for them to engage with others in the community and fosters a convivial environment for intergenerational knowledge sharing. Workshops often culminate in a small vernissage to celebrate the work that has been created over the course of several weeks or several months. Examples include: Fragment of Life/Fragments de vie, Dawn, Life, Moonlight, and Your City Out Loud.

Through this work, ACT investigates questions pertaining to access and learning in shared spaces.

ACT Partners
Groupe Harmonie
Concordia University
Université de Montréal

Groupe Harmonie through the New Horizons for Seniors Program



Vernissage: Metropolis, lines of hopes and futures for seniors

November 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Metropolis, lines of hopes and futures for seniors is a photography series of images taken by senior...

Digital Photography Vernissage in Montreal

April 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
On April 20th, we invite you to come and see the final outcome of this workshop, a photography exhib...

Your City out Loud: A Listening Party in Montreal

December 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Residents the Dutaud seniors' residence recorded their stories and experiences of living and Montrea...

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