Announcements


05.09.2019

NEW LIMITS ON COMPUTERS

 

While we continue to provide computers and laptops to our many valued clients, due to some unexpected recent changes in our supply chain and the increasing demand for our equipment, we have been forced to implement new limits on computers. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 13, 2019, the following limits will apply:

 

Laptop Computers (Not for Profits):

 

Laptop Computers (Schools):

 

Desktop Computers:

 

Monitors:

 

Also, please note:

 

  1. Each organization may only have one order in our queue at a time. Additional orders will be accepted once you have received the order outstanding in our queue.

 

We realize many organizations rely on the equipment we provide; please know we will continue to strive to serve all our clients in a timely fashion. This change is required so that we are able to assist as many as we can while maintaining fair and equitable service for all recipients.

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19.08.2019


Our Calgary Shop has moved
The new location will be at the CBE Highfield wharehouse.
The address is:

3610 9 Street SE
Calgary, AB, T2G 3C5

Our phone number will remain 403.243.6321

Our email address will remain calgary.shop@cfsalberta.ca

We also thank the Calgary Board of Education for their valuable and continued support of Alberta Computers for Schools.

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10.12.2018

OUR EDMONTON SHOP HAS MOVED


The new location is:

8415 45 Street, Building B

Edmonton, AB

T6B 2N5

 

Our phone number and email are as follows:

780.452.8016 and edmonton.shop@cfsalberta.ca

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31.07.2018

Thank you to everyone who came to see us at the Skills Canada and Skills Canada Alberta competitions and entered our prize draws! The randomly selected winners of these draws are Taylor from Ladysmith, BC, and Andrew from Spruce Grove, AB, who each won a 4 TB Western Digital My Book External Hard Drive, as well as Meagan from Calgary, AB, and Tyler from Edmonton, AB, who each won a Corsair K70 LUX RGB mechanical keyboard. Congratulations to the lucky winners of our prize draws!

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22.05.2018

                      CFSC wins Microsoft 2018 IMPACT Citizenship Award

Montreal, May 23, 2018 – Computers for Success - Canada Inc. (CFSC) has been
awarded the Microsoft 2018 IMPACT Citizenship Award. The award recognizes
Microsoft technology partners who have a direct and immediate effect on
improving the communities in which they operate, helping people realize their full
potential.

CFSC’s partnership with Microsoft serves the Government of Canada’s Computers
for Schools (CFS) program. Since 1993, through technical work experience
internships, the CFS program has refurbished and distributed more than 1.5 million
computers for schools, libraries and not-for-profit organizations across Canada.

“On behalf of Computers for Schools partner organizations, we are honoured by
this recognition of the impacts of the CFS program” said Toby Harper-Merrett,
Executive Director of CFSC-OPEC. “The program provides Canadians with access to
the technology they need to develop essential skills and participate in our digital
economy.”

Each year, Microsoft Canada hosts the IMPACT Awards to celebrate innovation in
technology recognizing the work their partners do to deliver virtually seamless solutions
to customers. The IMPACT Awards seek to showcase the excellence and innovation within
the Microsoft Canadian Partner community.  https://www.microsoft.com/enca/
sites/impact-awards/default.aspx

“CFSC-OPEC’s partnership with Microsoft plays a key role in serving populations at
risk of digital exclusion” added Mr. Harper-Merrett. “providing learners and other
beneficiary Canadians with the technology and tools for inclusive innovation.”

About the CFS program
CFS is a national program that refurbishes computers donated by government,
private business and individuals, for use by schools, libraries, registered not-forprofit
organizations and Indigenous communities.

About CFSC
Computers for Success Canada (CFSC-OPEC) is a not-for-profit organization
established in 2005 supporting the impacts of Innovation, Science and Economic
Development Canada digital inclusion and economic participation programs. CFSCOPEC’s
services stand in four pillars - marketing and communications, partnership
development, project management, and strategic planning.

Contact
Julie Brouard
Manager, Communications
Computers for Success – Canada Inc.
julie.brouard@cfsc-opec.org
+1 514 793 8073 Click here for more information.

02.04.2018

March 31st marked the conclusion of the TELUS Internet for Good Program. This positive initiative provided low-cost internet and refurbished computers at a greatly reduced price to single parent families receiving financial support through the Alberta Works Income Support and Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped programs.

Alberta Computers for Schools would like to thank our partners on this program: Alberta’s Ministry of Human Services, the Alberta Library and the Royal Conservatory Click here for more information.

13.03.2018

Government announces funding for digital skills training to help more Canadians get online:

New program to support basic computer skills training for Canadians who need it most

19.02.2018 – Montréal, Quebec

Digital skills are critical to participation in today's society, whether for booking a medical appointment, banking safely, studying or looking for a job. Learning these skills and understanding technologies will enhance the amount of information and number of online resources that Canadians can access, which are essential for participating in today's digital world.

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07.02.2018

Alberta Computers for Schools (ACFS) is a registered not-for-profit association that receives, refurbishes and redistributes computers to schools, libraries, Indigenous Communities and not-for-profit organizations. Since 1994, ACFS has distributed more than 200,000 computers primarily to K-12 schools across Alberta.

In addition to having a strong working relationship with the Government of Alberta, Alberta Computers for Schools has an effective partnership with the Government of Canada. ACFS receives support from Innovations, Science and Economic Development Canada, and also receives computers from many other Federal government agencies and departments.

In September of 2017, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced an important milestone for the national Computers for Schools program; 1.5 million computers delivered across Canada.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains spoke to the importance of this achievement. “My congratulations to everyone involved with Computers for Schools. This is a big milestone, and it marks another important step in creating the innovation culture that will sustain our job growth and ensure our success in the digital age. We especially need more women and other under-represented groups to learn the digital skills they need for the jobs of the future. Canada will only succeed if we use everybody’s talents to their full potential.”

The milestone was celebrated by Kari Cope, Executive Director of ACFS. “We are proud that Alberta has played a role in the delivery of 1.5 million computers across Canada, with our contribution of over 200,000 computers delivered in Alberta. I would like to thank our Federal and Provincial government partners as well as our private sector partners and sponsors for supporting this important program.”

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03.03.2017

With support from Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) ,Computers for Schools offers a Technical Work Experience Program (TWEP), which provides Alberta youth between the ages of 15-30 with practical work experience to ease the transition between education and employment. We provide about 20-26 weeks of work experience for approximately 10 youth at any given time. Students gain supervised, hands-on experience developing the following technical skills: • Erasing, formatting, installing and testing hard drives and software • Using diagnostic tools and software • Safely dismantling computers for salvageable parts • Preparing e-waste for shipping to certified recycles Practical workplace skills: • Teamwork • Project Management • Time management To participate in the TWEP program you must meet the following criteria: • between 15 and 30 years of age (at intake) • have demonstrated skills achievement at the post secondary level-this means that you must have more than a high school diploma • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a person who has been granted refugee status in Canada • legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations • not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits Click here for more information.

Work Process


1.Receive devices from donors

2.Securely wipe drives

3.Install an operating system

4.Distribute to eligible groups

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Partners

The Computers for Schools Program could not exist without the support of a large number of government departments (federal and provincial), private corporations, varied organizations, and individuals. We gratefully acknowledge the following supporters: