OTF Grant Helps Make Ontarians #UnHackable
Introducing the KnowledgeFlow Cybersafety Academy
On February 7, 2023, local MPP Chris Glover will join the team at KnowledgeFlow Cybersafety Foundation to hear more about the Resilient Communities Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that was used to create an online learning platform. The platform, called the KnowledgeFlow Cybersafety Academy, is open for FREE public registration as of February 7, 2023, and includes information on protecting your device, protecting your personal information and spotting scams and cyber fraud.
“This investment by the Ontario Trillium Foundation to create the online Cybersafety Academy will bring free cybersafety training and awareness to Ontarians who may not otherwise be able to access programming because of location or cost,” said Chris Glover, MPP for Spadina–Fort York. “Given the ever-increasing rates of cyber crime, this investment will help keep youth, seniors and other vulnerable people safe online.”
“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant is immeasurable,” said Paige Backman, Co-Founder of KnowledgeFlow Cybersafety Foundation. “This grant has allowed us to exponentially expand our reach to vulnerable communities across the province and beyond.” Claudiu Popa, Co-Founder of KnowledgeFlow added, “We believe that everyone has the right to be safe online regardless of location and economic status. The OTF grant has enabled us to pivot from in-person training to dynamic, state-of-the-art, on-line learning. The Cybersafety Academy will continue to expand in content and reach for many years to come.”
KnowledgeFlow Cybersafety Foundation is making the world #UnHackable by stamping out predatory online behavior, preventing privacy abuses and disrupting cybercrime. The KnowledgeFlow mission is to educate vulnerable communities, including youth, seniors, and new Canadians to ensure they are empowered to participate fully and safely in the digital universe. KnowledgeFlow offers a variety of workshops, courses, and online resources that can help people of all ages learn about online safety. With over 20 years experience in the cybersecurity field, all KnowledgeFlow resources and training are derived from industry certified expertise.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations celebrates 40 years of grantmaking in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Visit otf.ca to learn more.