BIG NEWS: Soon we will be able to distribute refurbished computers to low-income families! ❤️🖥️
The Connecting Families Initiative was announced today by Minister Navneet Bains. This initiative will allow low-income families to access high speed internet for only $10 a month thanks to the cooperation and support of major telecoms TELUS, Bell Canada, Cogeco, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw, and Vidéotron.
This initiative will also supply 50,000 free computers for these families and we will be the ones supplying these computers to British Columbians.
“We are very excited to be part of this initiative as it will have a positive impact on BC families and speaks to our organizational vision where everyone has equal access to technology. It brings a new challenge for us to increase the number of computer donations we need to collect and refurbish but it feels great to add families to the groups we have traditionally supported.” - Mary-Em Waddington, Executive Director
Read more about Connecting Families here: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/111.nsf/eng/home
This month we distributed 529 computers and laptops! 🖥️💻
The computers and laptops went to...
We attended the Burnaby Board of Trade's Business Showcase & Recycling Council of BC's Zero Waste Conference
These were great events for us to talk about our mission and to get people to stop disposing or recycling their computers and laptops!
We hit a new milestone...
We often get asked: "Why should I donate my computers instead of recycling them? Doesn't recycling make them new again?"
We've all heard reuse, reduce, recycle. They are all excellent practices, however, they are not equal.
This page goes in depth as to why reusing is the more sustainable practice over recycling. As well as how reusing will also lead to an overall reduction which is the most sustainable of the three.
Our Computers were used for all the technology based competitions of course.
We are happy to be able to provide this kind of service as it aligns with our mission and values to support youth in developing their IT skills. Congratulations to all the winners and participants!
P.S. If you have an event coming up and need computers or laptops for the day, feel free to contact us, we may be able to help! 😀
Thank you donors!
This month, we distributed 434 computers and laptops to...
Please note this sale is not available to students.
- HP 8100 Elite Tower
- Dell 780 Tower
- Lenovo 9728RW9
- Ciara Tech Tower
- HP 8100 Elite Tower
- Dell 960 Tower
- HP 6005 Mini Tower (B95 AMD Quad)