Preparing for the future by Looking at the Past

Digital History

Digital Detoxification is a trend hitting most communities that have had digital access for several decades and speaks to the hidden and unspoken effects of the digital age.

In fact, more and more people are talking about the negative effects of social media, for example. But it is more than just that. 

We believe that it is important to look outside the box – and also at the box itself from the outside. We need to have conversations about what we have viewed or heard online, what we’ve said or done ourselves, the bigger picture of the hard impacts of the industry – the past, present, and of course, the future.

But if we embrace the antidote to over-digitization – that is in everything from, for example, the preservation & celebration of analogue technology and hand crafting skills & hobbies, to the interaction with nature, our bodies – through dance, music, sports  and art in all its many wonderful formats.

Support our upcoming Digital Detox Day in Toronto and Winnipeg now!

the antidote

 where we’ve been to get where you’re going

Digital Detox Canada aims to support learning about:

  • Assessment- Self-assessment about your habits, impacts of those habits and experiments with altering those habits; assessment of the content of your experiences
  • Monitoring- How can we track our impact? And track our journey, goals and achievement? We’ll attempt to give you a framework or work with you to create one. 
  • Mitigate- How can we make choices to mitigate potential negative impacts while nurturing positive ones? We want creativity, authenticity & originality, but also collaboration, support & acknowledgement. Sometimes we just need space to do something, or nothing at all. We look at our environs & our physical selves within these environs. 


Helping LEarners understand the why

Just opening a conversation on putting down the cellphones evokes painful expressions and sighs of discontent:

  • Tracking Where We Came From- We offer detailed information on the history, evolutions and fields of impact of our current digital infrastructure.
  • Talking About What- What is your online experience? What content are you looking at? How does your participation impact you? For example, how do you feel when you get a like or have to respond to a text message?
  • Find out about the Latest Trends- From career planning to democratic citizenship and digital rights to ethical responsibilities our workshops delve into future projections and community visioning.