Hands On Media Education is more than a workshop provider. We create measurable impacts through our partnerships and consulting work in communities across Canada’s southern provinces, Northern Territories, & more recently internationally. Advancing media and digital literacy awareness and understanding is core to our mission. Are you working on a digital initiative for social change? Do you need media literacy expertise and guidance for your project? Contact us to see how consulting with Hands On Media Education could benefit your project. 


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Safe Internet & Digital Literacy Training Program with UNICEF & Ministry of Education (Algeria)

Director Jessie Curell has been working with Montreal Technology Educational Consultant Tami Belhadj to design & develop a comprehensive 10-month training program for Algerian K-12 teachers and students in each of Algeria’s 48 states. The program includes Consultation, Global Landscape Overview & the creation of an annual, national Media Literacy Event to be held Spring 2019.


Digital Literacy Training Program with MediaSmarts

Our Digital Literacy Training Program for Canadian Educators (in partnership with MediaSmarts) is expanding as part of the Canadian government’s new #CanCode program. The pilot program involved delivering 11 workshops to Faculties of Education across Canada. The new funding means that MediaSmarts and Hands On Media will be able to provide digital literacy training to 3,500 teachers, who will in turn reach an estimated 300,000 students. The training is based on MediaSmarts’ innovative Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools, which identifies seven essential aspects of digital literacy as well as model lessons for all grade levels.


Digital Storytelling with Indigenous Youth

FOXY /SMASH is a revolutionary program for young women and men that promotes mental and sexual health and healthy relationships across the Northern Territories of Canada. Hands On Media Education has been invited to the Northwest Territories to develop and deliver media education training for hundreds of participating youth the past 2 years.

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Canada in India: High Commission of Canada

During her time at the National Film Board, Hands On Media Education Director, Jessie Curell, conducted workshops for teachers, students and budding filmmakers in New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Jessie also spoke about ‘Teaching Industry Skills to Media and Entertainment Students’ at the annual FICCI Frames festival in Mumbai.