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Connected Canadians has been serving Perley Rideau seniors since summer 2018.

Connected Canadians is a not-for-profit organization empowering seniors by providing free technology training and support. Founded in Ottawa by Emily Jones Joanisse and Tasneem Damen, Connected Canadians is volunteer run and supported by more than 35 volunteers ranging in age from 21 and 78. Many Connected Canadians volunteers are newcomers to Canada who are highly skilled technology workers, speaking more than 12 languages amongst them.

Connected Canadians volunteers benefit from the cultural awareness and conversational practice opportunities that come from their interaction with clients, and their clients are able to feel a sense of pride and connection in helping to welcome newcomers into the community.

Connected Canadians’ long term goal is to provide free technology training and support for seniors across Canada.

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The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre is one of Ontario’s largest and most innovative long-term care homes. Located on a 25-acre campus, it is a unique Seniors Village with 450 long-term care beds, 139 independent-living apartments, and a growing number of clinical, therapeutic and recreational services available on-site.

Team members

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e.g., John, Smith, or

Emily Jones Joanisse

Raised: $50.00

Team captain

JOHN Joanisse

Raised: $0.00

Marcelo Freitas

Raised: $0.00

Sergiana De Freitas

Raised: $0.00

Simone Joanisse

Raised: $0.00

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Feb 17 Anonymous $5.00
Feb 17 Anonymous $5.00
Feb 16 Gisela Jones Great Work! Many seniors are being helped! Thank you! $100.00
Feb 16 Tasneem Damen $50.00
Feb 16 Anonymous $50.00