Human Endeavour started its innovative Technology, Access and Support for Seniors (TASS) project in May 2020 as an antidote to COVID-19, to keep seniors engaged, informed, socially active, and physically and emotionally healthy during the lockdown.
TASS offers senior-friendly, fully integrated, data/internet access, remote login assistance, and multilingual technical support to seniors and seniors serving organizations across Ontario. The scope of the TASS project has been fast-growing and continues to expand through Human Endeavour’s various partnerships and ground-breaking research and design efforts.
Human Endeavour has also developed accessible tablets for seniors who are blind and deaf to reduce their isolation and keep them socially connected.
Accessible TASS Tablet User – Catherine Peever
From Isolation to Inclusion – Human Endeavour Clients
Human Endeavour is committed to ensuring its initiatives are research and evidence-based. Partnering with researchers from York University, an impact evaluation of the TASS project was conducted in 2022. York University research report link
Leading the Provincial Technology Advisory Table, Human Endeavour collaborates with partners to propose and develop new technology solutions for seniors and senior serving organizations.
PTAC Members include The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf, Club Action 50+ East Ferris, Community and Home Assistance to Seniors, Older Adults Centres' Association of Ontario, Canadian Hearing Services, The District Municipality of Muskoka, York University, North Bay Golden Age Club, Region of Durham, The Regional Municipality of York, Wallaceburg Adult Activity Club, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), Vision Loss Rehabilitation, Ontario, First Peoples' Centre and Indigenous Engagement-The Village Collective Impact Project-Canadore College, Alzheimer Society Ontario.