Youville iPad Program

We are thrilled to be partnering again with our friends at the Youville Centre.  This program will provide iPad-based training for young mothers at risk at the centre in Ottawa.  The focus of the program will be on learning, to highlight the potential of the iPad as a tool to empower students, and augment their existing educational programs.
The goal is to create a program that augments the high school curriculum the young women at Youville are currently enrolled in, and to showcase how tablet technology can be used as an aid to their studies.  A six-week, after school program, running three times throughout the school year is planned in order that the majority of currently enrolled students will have an opportunity to attend.
The use of touchpad technology is beginning to revolutionize modes of learning.  The young mother’s will learn digital literacy skills, become proficient with the internet, possess the ability to engage in online communities and social networks, email, Word, and Excel.

I am a computer student in the iSisters course taught by Zahide.  I find the course extremely helpful.  Zahide explains the material step by step.   It is very helpful as the skills are very...

Charmaine, iSisters graduate

“The purpose of this letter is to tell everybody how the computer course has helped me in achieving my goals. Right now I am taking a Masters course at Ottawa University where I need...

Yaquelin, iSisters student

“Cornerstone offers a variety of programs and services that we hope one day will enable women to move out of the shelter with a tool box full of skills.  One of these programs is...

Transition worker, Cornerstone

“As a result of our partnership with iSisters, Youville Centre has been able to integrate technology into the curriculum and provide our young mothers with computer opportunities to enhance their future studies and careers....

Judith Sarginson, Executive Director, Youville Centre

“I am taking the iSisters level 3 computer course and have found it very, very useful.  It has opened many, many locked doors in front of me. I have a new job.  They gave...

Sarah, iSisters student