interaction

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 together Groupe Harmonie employees, researchers, students from Concordia University and Université de Montreal and local volunteers to organize and give free one-on-one sessions with elders to exchange knowledge on digital technologies, including the internet. With the support of a New Horizons for Seniors grant, Groupe Harmonie has provided tablet computers and laptops and we set up the workshops twice per month in the common rooms of  two low-income housing buildings in the Peter-McGill neighbourhood of Montreal. InterACTion aims to help elders learn computer and internet skills, create opportunities for them to engage with others in the community and foster a convivial environment for intergenerational knowledge sharing. Through this work, we interrogate the questions pertaining of access and learning in shared spaces.

ACT Partners
Groupe Harmonie
Concordia University
Université de Montréal

Funding
Groupe Harmonie through the New Horizons for Seniors Program

ACT – SSHRC


Project updates

Digital Photography Vernissage in Montreal

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