Contact us—Computers for Schools Plus across Canada
Find the CFS+ affiliate in your province or territory.
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Nova Scotia
- Northwest Territories
- Prince Edward Island
Alberta Computers for Schools is a registered not-for-profit organization that, since 1994, has distributed over 200,000 computers to K-12 schools, not-for-profit organizations, low-income families and Indigenous communities across Alberta free-of-charge. Computers that do not meet minimum standards are disposed of by Alberta Recycling Management Authority approved recyclers, easing the burden on our landfills.
BC Tech delivers CFS+ in British Columbia. Since their inception in 1994, they have distributed over 180,000 computers and other devices for schools, non profits and low income families.
Computers for Schools Manitoba consistently provides an average of 5,000 refurbished computers per year to eligible clients who may not otherwise have access to affordable technology. They also mentor between up to 25 youth annually through internships or Co-op placements.
Computers for Schools New Brunswick collects and refurbishes donated equipment for schools, non-profit organizations, low-income families and seniors. With more than 25 years of experience, they can handle your equipment surplus needs or provide the access you need to teach and/or learn and thrive in the digital age.
Computers for Schools Newfoundland (CFS-NL) began operation in 1993. Since then, the program has grown significantly. In 1999, CFS-NL was incorporated as a separate non-profit corporation and a Registered Charity. CFS-NL has refurbished and donated over 60,000 digital devices all across the province. CFS-NL distributes technology to schools, libraries, not-for-profit organizations and Indigenous communities as well as eligible low income Canadians across Canada.
Computers for Schools Nova Scotia has five workshops operating across the province. To date, they have refurbished and distributed over 30,000 computers to regional schools, first nations, seniors, non-profit organizations including legions, libraries and fire stations.
Their work would not be possible without the generous donations of surplus digital equipment. They hire interns between the ages of 15-30 to help refurbish and prepare used equipment, with the hope of enhancing their employability and marketability.
Computers for Schools in the Northwest Territories (CFS-NWT) is delivered by Smart Communities Society and plays an important role in increasing access to technology for Canadians north of the 60th parallel. To date, CFS-NWT has refurbished and distributed over 7500 computers to people all across Northwest Territories.
Computers for Schools Nunavut (CFSN) is administered by Pinnguaq Association with support from the entire Computers for Schools Plus (CFS+) network across Canada –including Computers for Success Canada (CFSC). Work done through the CFSN program is combined with the work of Pinnguaq’s programming currently being developed in Nunavut. Each year, we deliver hundreds of computers to communities across Nunavut. Our goal is to get computers in the hands of Nunavummiut who need them most, enabling new opportunities through technology – while also reducing e-waste in the territory.
Renewed Computer Technology (RCT) is a non-profit, charitable organization located in and servicing the province of Ontario. RCT delivers renewed computers to schools, school boards, First Nation bands, Indigenous communities, charities, non-profits, along with individuals and families living with limited income.
RCT is proud to deliver the Computers for Schools Ontario program for over 25 years. RCT works with partners, donors and clients to help to deliver renewed technology, youth intern programs and business environmental programs. To date, over 505,000 computers have been delivered across Ontario though our programs and special initiatives such as #WelcomeRefugees & Connecting Families.
Prince Edward Island
The Government of Prince Edward Island (PEI) accepts surplus computers, electronic equipment and software in order to refurbish and distribute them to learning organizations throughout the province. Registered not-for-profit organization, group or charity across PEI may request refurbished equipment, cost free, as long as it will be used for learning purposes.
To date, more than 20,000 computers has been delivered through the program to schools, libraries and not-for-profit learning organizations throughout the province.
Ordinateurs pour les écoles du Québec (OPEQ), a leader in re-employment, has been encouraging eco-friendly recycling since 1998. We have refurbished and distributed a total of close to 300,000 computers to schools and non-profit organizations across the province.
Characteristics of organization:
- Two sorting centres and six workshops throughout Quebec;
- A work philosophy that is based on equity, diversity and integration, and that enables youth with physical or intellectual limitations to gain formative and rewarding work experience;
- High standards, such as ISO 14001:2015 certification and approval by the Recycler Qualification Office (RQO).
Computers for Schools Saskatchewan (CFS-SK) is delivered by Saskatchewan Technology Renewal Inc., a registered charity. CFS-SK distributes over 4,000 computers each year to schools, libraries and non-profits across the province. They operate two volunteer repair and refurbishing centers in Saskatoon and Regina where surplus computers are cleaned, refurbished, and prepared for delivery. Volunteer workshops are staffed by SaskTel Telephone Pioneers and high school students.
Computers for Schools Yukon is a small shop working to help qualified students, not-for-profit and First Nation organizations to have access to good computer equipment for minimal prices. With funding from the Federal Government, they are able to help provide paid training for local young adults to give them a better start moving into a career that interests them. They also help local not-for-profits with support in educating the general public in computer and internet use.
Our CFS+ Affiliates
Located across Canada, our CFS+ Affiliates are supported by Computers for Success Canada and the National Technology Centre.
- Leads national initiatives to promote the CFS+ program.
- Solicits device donations.
- Assists in coordination of CFS+ affiliates, the National Technology Centre and ISED.
- Supports CFS+ in Nunavut.
- Supports the CFS+ affiliates by distributing devices and parts needed, developing refurbishment standards and helps deliver devices for national initiatives (e.g. the Connecting Families initiative).
CFS+ Program Headquarters Contact information
Computers for Schools Plus
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street, 1st floor, West Tower
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5
Telephone (toll-free in Canada): 1-800-328-6189
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