Gluu for Seniors' Organizations

How we can help

Our national network of seniors’ organizations using free Gluu digital skills resources is growing fast. We would love to have you on board. Our expertise and resources can help save you money, time, and frustration when teaching digital skills. Whether you want to host digital skills classes, support your seniors virtually, or provide your members with expertly written materials, we are have the materials to get you started right away

Thanks in part to funding from the Government of Canada, access to our Digital Skills Resource Library is free for Canadian seniors’ organizations and senior learners. 

UPDATE: Registered Organizations receive FREE Printed Gluu Guides for Android and Apple devices. They will be available late January 2022. Quantities are limited. We pay for shipping to your location. There is no charge at all for using these printed materials—or any of our resources.

Quick links on this page

Register Your Organization

Gluu For Seniors' Organizations

Use the form at the bottom of this page to register your organization. While you are waiting for approval, below is a menu of the materials we have for you. Use one or use them all! UPDATE: FREE Printed Gluu Guides for Android and Apple courses will be available January 2022. Quantities are limited. Register your organization and let us know how many copies you can distribute to senior learners. We will do our best to accommodate. Gluu pays for shipping charges to your location.

Volunteer Support

Volunteer time is valuable. Teaching digital skills is difficult. Our resources make it easy. Here is what we have for your volunteers.

  • Course outlines with complete lesson details and learning objectives for older adults learning to use an Android or Apple mobile device. Our materials help volunteers create amazing learning experiences. We also have resources for students.
  • For In-Person Classes: Teaching notes and tips honed after thousands of in-class experiences.
  • Virtual Group Lessons: Teaching notes on how your volunteers or staff can handle virtual classrooms (Zoom, Google Meet, etc).
  • 1-on-1 Phone Support: Teaching notes on how to best support senior learners one-on-one virtually (phone, Zoom, etc.)

Live online events

Your whole community is invited to our live online events. In these Lives, Gluu founder Linda Fawcus dives into topics from our online courses, answers questions asked by our students, and shares favourite tips. It's a chance for the whole Gluu community to connect. Here are the live event details:

  • Tuesdays 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM on January 25, February 8, 22
  • Space is limited
  • Registration is only open to Gluu Lifetime Members and registered Seniors’ Organizations

Student Resources

Encourage your older adults to get a free Gluu Lifetime Membership. This is the only way they will get free access to our growing resource library forever. Materials include:

  • Student workbooks that complement all of our courses
  • Online classes
  • How To Guides
  • VIP registration for our Live Online Events
  • Access to Ask Gluu support
  • Free Lifetime Memberships are available until March 31, 2021. Lifetime Members get free access to our online content forever.

Ask Gluu Help Desk

Our Ask Gluu help desk answers questions that members of our Gluu community have. We post answers to the most popular questions on our website and in our new Ask Gluu monthly email newsletter. Please note, we are not able to answer personal tech support questions. Sadly, our funding does not stretch to that yet 😉 We prioritize questions the whole community will learn from.

Anything we missed?

We would love to hear from you. If there are resources you need to help your older adults gain digital skills, please let us know. We are always on the lookout for ways to help.

Gluu For Older Adults

Six Easy Steps: Digital Skills for all older Canadians

Step 1

Get a Free Lifetime Membership

Our free Lifetime Memberships provide free access to all of our courses and other online learning resources forever, thanks in part to funding from the Government of Canada. Go, Canada! Free Lifetime Memberships are only available until March 31, 2022. Register before then to access our content for free forever.

Step 2

Download our Materials or Sign up for an Online Course

We have a growing library of digital skills learning resources. And our lineup of online courses and live events launches in January 2022. Choose from our growing list and use any internet-connected device to progress through the lessons at your own pace.

Step 3

Check out Your Course Materials

Our courses include video lessons, step-by-step instructions & printable learning resources. We provide all the materials students need to succeed.

Step 4

High Five your Progress

Each course remembers what students have learned and shows progress to keep students motivated. Certificates and badges are awarded for course completion and can be easily shared—a fun way to stay motivated and share what you have learned.

Step 5

Join our live online events

You're invited to our virtual Live Events that dive into topics from our online courses. They are a great place to ask questions, pick up new tips, and get to know the Gluu community.

Step 6

Any Questions?

Have a question other members of the Gluu community might also have? Ask Gluu. We will answer the most popular questions our website and in Ask Gluu monthly email newsletter.

What is Gluu?

It’s an easy-to-remember word that starts a conversation.

Gluu makes digital skills stick. And, we stick with older adults as they learn to use technology. You get the idea.

Candian nonprofit Organization

We are a social purpose nonprofit working to provide digital skills learning resources to older Canadians and the people & organizations that support them.

Free for all Older Adults

Our Board works hard to secure funding and partnerships that allow us to provide cost-free, ad-free digital skills education and learning resources to older adults and seniors' organizations.

Proudly Helping Seniors' Organizations

Our national network of seniors' organizations using Gluu digital skills learning resources to support their members is growing fast. Together we are empowering volunteers to share their digital skills knowledge and giving older adults expertly created and fun digital skills training.

The Key Issue

Technology keeps us connected, healthy & happy. But only if you know how to use it.

Before this decade ends, over seven million Canadian seniors will be making plans to age at home, and that home is expected to have at least 15 connected devices. Technology has the ability to keep older adults connected, help them stay healthy, and make home a safe place to grow old. This saves Governments and families money and provides independence for those who have the digital skills.

A lack of digital skills leads to social isolation, makes accessing government and other online services challenging, and creates a population of older adults that may be left behind as technology further integrates into our daily lives. Gaining digital skills and the confidence to use technology is necessary for millions of older adults in Canada. Affordable internet access, appropriate devices, and ongoing digital skills training and support is needed.

Gluu is here to help.
How We've Helped So Far
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Our Impact

Building Confidence. Changing Lives.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how large the existing gaps are in how older adults are using technology to access services, stay connected to their communities, and remain independent. It has put a spotlight on the pressing need to to help them become confident and engaged online. That is the work Gluu is doing.

Gluu has measured the impact of our digital skills learning resources from the start—it’s built into everything we do. What makes our digital skills training solution unique is that our students quickly understand they are not too old to learn, they become motivated to try new things, and see the benefits of bringing technology into their lives. They realize that digital skills training is worth their valuable time. 

We are working to create lasting impacts in the lives of older adults. This happens when we provide students with appropriate opportunities to learn and support them throughout their digital skills learning journey. It take a cohesive plan to move them towards a more connected digital life: high-quality learning resources, a relaxed, fun and social learning environment, accessible design, and trusted support are central to winning hearts and motivating people to change their habits. 

Our digital skills training makes the everyday lives of participating older adults better, and our impact extends to the families, organizations and communities surrounding them. Gluu is working to achieving the goals of the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030) by empowering our community to use technology to maintain physical and mental health and enabling them to live their lives to the fullest.

Here are some of the benefits of Gluu digital skills training:

What people are saying about Gluu
The classes are just what I needed to learn how to navigate the world of technology I find myself living in. The step by step instructions and clear directions are wonderful.
Rhonda L.
67 • iPhone & Apple Computer
Linda and Gluu have changed my life! My confidence level when handling my iPhone and iPad has soared, and I feel my personal data is much more secure. During these COVID times, anything which reduces anxiety is a godsend!
Mary S.
71• iPhone and iPad user
The Gluu crew have turned a timid Luddite into a confident Apple user! The live events are relaxed and unintimidating. Linda uses plain English to explain concepts. I have learned so much. I am so grateful to Gluu!
Alex F.
81, iPad & PC user
There are no mere words that can convey the appreciation we have for your timely and informative classes. If we had it our way, Gluu would be declared an essential service.
Kevin P.
68 • Samsung Tablet & PC user
Some of the amazing organizations we work with
Gluu is on a mission to help Canadian seniors become the most digitally literate in the world—one tap at a time.
Gluu Technology Society founder Linda Fawcus
Linda Fawcus
FOUNDER / CEO

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