ConnectKW is a network of public Internet access sites throughout Kitchener-Waterloo and an initiative that facilitates the adoption of technologies in our daily lives. It provides free access to the Internet for community members in Kitchener and Waterloo. Read more about the initiative here.

ConnectKW Team of the Social Planning Council is offering FREE computer training in 2014

Computer Training ConnectKW Information Literacy Workshops

Join our free Internet and Information Literacy Workshops.
January - March 2014; Weekly sessions will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays starting January.
Registration and basic computer skills required.

Have you ever wondered if you can trust information you find on the Internet? Need information but aren’t sure how to find it? Do you want to tame Internet information overload? If yes, this series is for you. The 3-part workshop series will cover:

WEEK 1: Knowledge & Searching:
Finding the information you’re looking for online
WEEK 2: Evaluating Sources:
How to determine what is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ information
WEEK 3: Internet Safety: Staying safe online

Computer Coaching Sessions
Free, personalized coaching session that fit your needs and skill level.

Contact 519-579-1096 *3011 or email us at for more information.

Examples of topics:

• Intro to E-mail
• Intro to Computers
• Intro to Internet
• Internet Safety
• Everything Google
• Online Organization
• Digital Camera Basics
• Microsoft Office
• Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
• Job Search Online
• Government Forms
• Online Research
• Other Topics of Interest

ConnectKW Sites
Acceptable Use Policy

The Acceptable Use policy, below, applies to all ConnectKW users. Copies should be posted at each ConnectKW site.

All users of this computer, and others sponsored by the ConnectKW, are expected to abide by the conditions and terms of the Acceptable Use Policy.

Any activity that interferes with or disrupts Internet use, or any attempt to damage or alter equipment, software or configurations, is prohibited and may result in the suspension of ConnectKW privileges. Users who use ConnectKW's computers for illegal purposes may be subject to prosecution.

The following activities are violations of this Policy:

1. Use of the workstations for illegal or criminal purposes, or for access to unauthorized areas
2. Posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or similar material
3. Intentionally exposing other users, staff or volunteers to information or graphics that are deemed unacceptable by the community standard.
4. Infringement of copyright and other intellectual property right
5. Subverting, or attempting to subvert, any security devices in either software or hardware format
6. Attempting to install viruses or other programs designed to damage or alter software
7. Sending unsolicited commercial material or spamming
8. Misrepresenting oneself by posing as another user
9. Attempting to modify or gain access to files, passwords or data belonging to others
10. Vandalism or theft of ConnectKW or Network Member Site property

The Internet is a global, unregulated network. ConnectKW and its partners assume responsibility only for the content provided on the Network home page.

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