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PRIME (Parya Resources for Immigrant Media Education)
 Social Media Training Workshops:

(joint program between Markham Public Library and Parya Trillium Foundation)

Wednesdays, April 5 – May 24, 2017 (8 sessions in total)

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Thornhill Community Centre Library: Computer Lab
          7755 Bayview Ave.  map

PRIME is specifically designed to support integration of newcomers and seniors into Canadian culture and community by developing an understanding and hands – on use of social media tools such as Facebook, YouTube and online tools such as Google. Seniors will be taught how to build their own personal social media presence.

Target Audience: Newcomer seniors. Although PRIME was designed with the needs of immigrant seniors in mind, it will be available to all interested seniors.

Participants must have:
 · Basic knowledge of PC and keyboarding skills
 · English language proficiency(CLB 4 minimum)

Cost & Registration: Free
 1. Call: Neda Azarmipour: 647.864.4337
 2. Email : Neda.azarmipour@parya.org

Program Highlights:

PRIME helps newcomers enhance their understanding and use of social media and multimedia, which:

· Reduces their feelings of isolation, more fully engaging and integrating them into Canadian society and culture in general and their local community in particular

· Improves their English language skills

· Enhances and expands their professional and personal/social interactions and networks, providing increased job opportunities and improved quality of life

· Encourages newcomers to become engaged with diverse ethnic backgrounds via web/social media

· Newcomer seniors will learn ways to obtain support from the public library, and to discover library services and resources




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