Help protect immigrant seniors from cybercrime

30 Jun, 2022

Support CIWA’s fundraising campaign to help protect immigrant women ages 50+ from cybercrime.

For the month of July, help us raise $5,000 through Government of Alberta’s Crowdfunding platform.

 

The pandemic has revealed the value of emerging technologies and digitalization especially in providing better services and ease of communication. But while there are benefits to virtual connectivity, it is important to recognize that technology can create further barriers and risks.

Statistics Canada indicates that more than 63,500 instances of cybercrime were reported to the police in 2020. Get Cyber Safe Canada states that many cybercriminals are targeting older adults. This alarming crime rate can result in isolation among older adults as cybercrimes could force them to isolate from the digital world. For many immigrant seniors, the digital space is an important means to stay connected with families and friends from the other side of the world. Through education and awareness, we can help protect older adults in our community from cybercrime.

With funds raised from this campaign, CIWA will deliver workshops  and provide translated factsheets about cyber safety to help protect immigrant seniors from online fraud and other risks associated with the digital world. 

Donate today and support digital inclusion among immigrant seniors!

Your generosity will help immigrants over 50 years old:

  • Acquire practical knowledge and digital skills for hardware and software use
  • Understand and manage the risks in the digital world
  • Gain familiarity around information literacy
  • Connect and communicate with others to help reduce social isolation