MediaSmarts was honoured to have Facebook join as a Gold sponsor in 2015 after supporting significant digital literacy initiatives and events in 2014.

In addition to its financial support we are delighted to have Facebook represented on our Board of Directors.

Facebook and MediaSmarts partnerships include:

  • How to recognize false content online – the new 5 Ws: This tip sheet provides advice on how to identify hoaxes and other false content, for youth and adults alike.
  • Digital Youth Summit 2015: With funding from Facebook, MediaSmarts and the Information and Communications Technology Council hosted a National Digital Youth Summit to hear directly from Canadian students about the topic of digital skills for life and work.
  • Think Before You Share Guide: Funded by Facebook in 2014 and available on the Facebook Family Safety Center and on MediaSmarts’ website, this tip sheet gives youth the tools they need to share safely, wisely and ethically when it comes to their  thoughts, photos or their latest favourite video. In 2015, Facebook funded the translation of the Think Before You Share Guide into three aboriginal languages: Ojibwe, Cree and Inuktitut.
  • Media Literacy Week sponsorship: Facebook, under its Instagram brand, supported this national, annual event in 2014.