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Bang the Drum Computer Tutoring and Internet Access

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Upgrade your computer skills! With computers we can communicate, search for jobs, play games, work and connect with local, provincial and federal governments.

Anyone is welcome to come and visit Bang the Drum to surf the internet for FREE. You can get involved with Bang the Drum as a student, a volunteer, or on a drop-in basis to use the internet.

If you want to become a student, you are able to take advantage of as many lessons as you need–a group of dedicated volunteers will tutor each lesson and will be happy to assist you as best as they can. Class size is 4 students or less, often one-on-one help is available. Lesson times are flexible and can be custom arranged between the tutor and the group of students. Don’t hesitate, this is a great opportunity! Classes can usually be arranged in your first language.

Why is the program called Bang the Drum?

The internet is one form of long-distance communication. Long before the internet, the telephone or even the telegraph, drums were one of the first forms of long-distance communication in various regions around the world. We named this program Bang the Drum to celebrate the diversity and means of communications over the ages.


Locations and Hours

1033 King St. West                                              248 Ossington Ave.

416-848-7980                                                        416-532-4828 ext 123

Monday: 9:30am-5:15pm                                         Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed (except for job search)                    Tuesday: 12-4:45pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-5:15pm                                   Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9:30am-5:15pm                                       Thursday: 12-4:45pm
Friday: 10am-4pm                                                    Friday: 2pm-7:45pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed                                  Saturday: 10am-3:45pm
Sunday: Closed


Volunteering at Bang the Drum

Just like West Neighbourhood House, much of our work would not be possible without the dedication, time and commitment of our volunteers. There are nearly 60 volunteers in the Bang the Drum Program.

There are 3 kinds of volunteer placements:
-Computer tutor
-Site supervisor/ technical support
-Workshop Facilitator

If you are interested in one of these volunteer placements, contact our volunteer department at 416-532-4828 ext. 105



Funding support provided by: Ontario Central Local Health Integration NetworkThe mission of Bang the Drum is to provide people with an opportunity to develop their skills with new communication technologies in a collaborative and supportive setting.