The Computers for Schools Saskatchewan is delivered by Saskatchewan Technology Renewal Inc (STR), a registered charitable entity. The STR is part of a national program that collects and repairs donated computer equipment from government and private sector sources and distributes them free of charge to K-12 schools and libraries in Saskatchewan.
CFS is fortunate to have the support and involvement of approximately 70 SaskTel Telephone Pioneers that volunteer hundreds of hours refurbishing and distributing computers at six (6) Repair Centres around the province. Their leadership has allowed CFS in Saskatchewan to exist. Their philosophy of "Answering the call of those in need" has led them to focus on the education sector in all their current community service programs. In fact, the Canadian arm of the group has won an international award for their founding role in CFS. In May 1994, The Telephone Pioneers of America – Region 1 (Canada) were given a Pioneering Award of Excellence – "For turning a surplus of government computers into an educational windfall".
In 2004, a partnership between CFS Sask and KCDC allowed for the program to open the doors of its only full-time repair centre, located in the Northern Saskatchewan town of La Ronge. This full-time centre hosts the Program's youth employment component, the Technical Work Experience Project, an internship program which provides graduates and students of Information Technology with short terms of practical work experience, while at the same time increasing the number of computers produced for Saskatchewan schools and libraries. The La Ronge workshop allows northern youth to take advantage of this valuable opportunity and facilitates the distribution of computers and equipment to the province's northern communities.
There are six (6) volunteer repair and refurbishing centres throughout Saskatchewan and one Technical Work Experience Program (TWEP) workshop in La Ronge, where surplus computers are cleaned, refurbished and prepared for delivery. Volunteer Workshops are staffed by SaskTel Telephone Pioneer volunteers and students. The Repair Centres around the province handle all receiving, refurbishing, and distributing of computer equipment. Repair centres are the link between donations of equipment and classroom ready computers.
Please see below for locations of workshops in Saskatchewan.
Locations of Workshops
Locations of workshops in Saskatchewan
- PA — Pioneer CFS Workshop
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
- Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
- Regina Pioneer CFS Workshop
2133 First Avenue
- 2133 First Avenue
- Swift Current Pioneer CFS Workshop
1831 North Service Road
Swift Current, Saskatchewan
- 1831 North Service Road
- North Battleford Pioneer CFS Workshop
1201 – 100 Street
North Battleford, Saskatchewan
- 1201 – 100 Street
- Saskatoon Pioneer CFS Workshop
9 – 2220 Northridge Drive
- 9 – 2220 Northridge Drive
- Keewatin Career Development Corporation (KCDC)
P.O. Box 489
La Ronge, Saskatchewan
- P.O. Box 489
- Melfort Pioneer CFS Workshop
602 Hamilton Street
- 602 Hamilton Street
For further information about CFS Saskatchewan, please contact:
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