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Toronto, May 31 (Canadian-Media): First Toronto Digital Literacy day was officially launched at the Toronto Reference Library at 10 a.m. to 11:30 am by Councillor City of Toronto's Advocate for the Innovation Economy, Michelle Holland (Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest), joined by Vickery Bowles, City Librarian at Toronto Public Library, and event partners, media reports said.
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More than 110 free events and workshops for all ages are being celebrated by the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Library collaborating with a diverse group of more than 35 local companies and organizations to produce and host digital literacy themed events throughout the cities.
A Grade 8 Toronto District School Board (TDSB) student also spoke at the launch.
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About 400 students gathered to hear from Principal Anthony Levy, Dav Resnick (Head of Automotive Industry at Goggle Canada), Sladjana Jovanovic (VP, Online Channel Technology at TD Bank), Navid Nathoo and Nadeem Nathoo (Founders of TKS, Canada's leading innovation Program for Youth), Jodi Kovitz (Founder & CEO of #movethedial) and some incredible youth tech leaders.
Teaching Kids to Code event sponsored by Canada Learning Code, Thompson Reuters was held at Thomson Reuters Technology Centre, Bay Adlelaide Centre, 333 Bay St, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Digital Literacy for Seniors, Online Banking and Shopping Security on the Internet, for the 50-plus was presented by CARP and TD Bank at Ontario Trade and Investment Centre, Main Theatre Room, 50 Yonge St., 35th Floor.
Two sessions were held: 1st from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2nd session was held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Trending Topics in Cyber Security was presented by Northeastern University-Toronto in collaboration with North of 41 at First Canadian Place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Canada Learning Code presented this event, with the help of volunteers from the Thomson Reuters Technology Centre, and both hosted over 100 Toronto-area school kids in a fun filled day that teaches young children how to code.
Technologies from Toronto Public Library’s Digital Innovation Hubs including virtual reality and robotics demonstrations alongside 3D printers and displays from a selection of the event partners including Ryerson University, TDSB, Ontario Science Centre and STEAMLabs were showcased in this event.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)