Computers for Schools

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Anyone
can give to Computers for Schools.
We accept donations from government, private business and individuals.

Giving helps:

Kids and other learners develop the skills they need

Computers for Schools helps learners gain greater access to computer technology in order to develop the skills needed to thrive in a knowledge-based economy.

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Save the environment

Since 1993, CFS has donated over 1.4 million refurbished computers nationwide, reducing the overall impact on the environment. All CFS e-waste is handled by certified recyclers.

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Get you a tax break

Tax receipts are available for working equipment that meets the minimum standard. Tax receipts are based on the fair market value of the equipment being donated.

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How to give:

Is your equipment eligible?

Donated equipment must meet the following minimum standards:

  • Pentium IV 3.2 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 40 GB hard drive
  • network card (optional)
  • CD-ROM
  • 17-inch LCD monitor

We also accept Apple® computers that meet the above criteria and some regions also accept digital cameras, scanners, printers and tablets.

About the Computers for Schools program

Computers for Schools (CFS) refurbishes donated computers and distributes them to schools, libraries, not-for-profit learning organizations and Aboriginal communities across Canada. Industry Canada leads this program for the federal government, working with provincial and territorial governments, not-for profit organizations as well as the private and volunteer sectors.

In Digital Canada 150, the Government's plan to guide Canada's digital future, the Government committed to ensuring that students have easy access to the digital tools they need to learn the skills for tomorrow. CFS is a key initiative that helps the Government deliver on this commitment.

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