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We were delighted to welcome Google onboard as a Silver Sponsor of our organization in 2011. Google is a great supporter of our work and a promoter of the importance of digital literacy among Internet stakeholders in Canada: Google’s YouTube brand has been a Gold Sponsor of MediaSmarts’ Media Literacy Week since 2009.
MediaSmarts has a very special relationship with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) going back to 1996 when Media Awareness Network (MediaSmarts’ former name) was first created. The NFB played a key role in the establishment of the organization and in its development over the years by providing financial support and participating on its Board of Directors.
MediaSmarts has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. Through our work we support adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.
TELUS has been a generous and valued sponsor of MediaSmarts’ work since 2002. Over that time TELUS has supported the development of many of our award-winning digital literacy programs for Canadian classrooms and communities. We commend TELUS for taking a leadership position in promoting digital literacy in Canada through its TELUS WISE program, and through its support of MediaSmarts as our Platinum sponsor.
Bell has been a long-standing supporter of MediaSmarts’ work: in 1996 when we were created as Media Awareness Network, Bell was there as a Founding Sponsor. Bell has also played an important role in helping MediaSmarts achieve its mission through its long-time participation on our Board of Directors.
Your donation will support: classroom resources that address digital issues affecting youth, research on Canadian children and teens’ Internet use; community resources, and parent workshops and tutorials to help manage family Internet use.
Framed around key concepts of media literacy, the That’s Not Me tutorial examines how entertainment and news media represent diversity and the impact these media portrayals can have on the value we place on individuals and groups in society.
The Diversity and Media Toolbox is a comprehensive suite of resources for teachers, students, law enforcement representatives and the general public, that explores issues relating to stereotyping, bias and hate in mainstream media and on the Internet.