Senior Pride Online is a new partnership with OSPN and MAX Ottawa, lending free tablets with LTE network connections to 2SLGBTQ+ seniors (65+) unable to access a device and/or internet connection of their own. Participants may keep the tablets for a period of 2 to 4 weeks, and rental priority will be given to those in need of primary and mental health care. We are offering both in-person and mailed delivery of devices, and can provide in-person support for setting up tablets with the help of our Tablet Rental Support Workers. This program is in direct response to COVID-19, which has only exacerbated pre-existing risk factors amongst 2SLGBTQ+ seniors. Our goals are to increase 2SLGBTQ+ seniors’ access to their community, increase their access to virtual care, and reduce experiences of isolation and loneliness.

To find out how you or someone you care about can apply online or in-person, click on the button below:

Senior Pride Online

MAX Ottawa is offering online capacity-building training for any LGBT2Q+ seniors who wish to develop their technological literacy skills. If you struggle logging into any our events, or with gaining access to any other online essential services, this could be the perfect solution for you. You can book an appointment for training with Charlie Daze (they/them) at c.daze@maxottawa.ca.

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