Four ways to learn something new from home

Four ways to learn something new from home

With the COVID-19 outbreak most of us are spending a lot more time at home than we usually do. With social gatherings, events and activities all cancelled for now, we have a lot more free time on our hands. So why not try a new hobby or learn something new?

Here are a few resources:


Native Strength Revolution’s goal is to create a new generation of Indigenous healers through leadership training and yoga certification. This creates a platform for relationships and collaboration with Indigenous communities and organizations to educate, elevate and uncover a new possibility of wellness for Indigenous people. Native Strength Revolution is offering free yoga classes via Facebook Live with Indigenous instructors from all over Canada and the United States. They will have four classes in the month of April. To follow them and tune in for the Facebook Live classes please click here.


For the entire month of April, Nikon is offering free online photography classes. This is a great opportunity for youth or anyone with an interest in improving their photography skills. Each class is taught by a professional photographer and teaches skills for taking better photos. Learn some fundamentals of photography, such as how to photograph children or pets, or the basics of making a music video. To access these classes click here.


Boolean Girl has launched live, online classes to help teach students ages 8-18 "to code, build, invent and animate." The events are taking place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Each class introduces a new engineering and coding project to increase interest and engagement around STEM. All classes are recorded so students can watch the session afterwards if they miss the live presentation. To access these classes please click here.


Udemy offers several different free drawing classes for all abilities and age levels. You can find lessons on drawing cartoons or anime, how to properly shade, and how to draw using different perspectives. Udemy is great because you can learn at your own pace with lessons from industry experts. To access these classes please click here.

Charlotte Upton

Family and Community Literacy Coordinator

Canada Learning Bond Coordinator

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