Basic Computer

In this free work-related course, participants  learn to perform basic computer tasks – Computer Use being 1 of the 9 Essential Skills identified by the Government of Canada as necessary for success at  work and in daily life. Topics include:


  • Parts of the Computer
  • Using a Mouse
  • Keyboarding
  • The Desktop
  • Searching the World Wide Web
  • Saving & Managing Files
  • Online Safety
  • Links to Other Free Community Resources

Courses are offered at various times of the year, depending on labour conditions and learner needs. Call 613-932-7161, for more information.

A Few Words from Our Learners

“This (course) was the answer to my prayers. I knew nothing about computers. I was never able to use my degrees (outdated now) because of my inability to use a computer.”
-Eve Rafuse

“I can now operate a computer which is a blessing, because I was completely computer illiterate. Now I can search the Internet, email, and job search, etc.”
-Dale Dennison

“I truly enjoyed taking the Basic Computer course. I learned that a computer can be the best information at the touch of a button. It helped me learn how to sign up for my own Outlook account, save files, and go online to search for a new job. I have more confidence in using my home computer now. The class was small and more personal. Our teacher was very helpful and willing to answer any questions we had.”
-Candy Rediker

“It (the course) exceeded my expectations. I didn’t expect it to be so complete.”
-Marie Decelles

“The teacher is awesome and did a great job. Keep up the good work.”
-Kim Lenneau

“This gave me the basics to use a computer, so I can move on to an on-line course.”
-Michelle Rideout