Announcements


20.03.2017

Alberta Computers for Schools is pleased to announce our participation in the TELUS Internet for Good program. This pilot project offers 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. We would also like to thank our other partners on this project – Alberta’s Ministry of Human Services, the Alberta Library and the Royal Conservatory.


This program offers Internet for $9.95 per month through TELUS and a low-cost refurbished computer through Alberta Computers for Schools (ACFS). Eligible Albertans will receive details in the mail. For more information visit: www.telus.com/internetforgood

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

04.01.2017

The national Computers for Schools #Welcome Refugee project wrapped up at the end of December .We are very proud to have participated in the Government of Canada’s initiative to support Syrian refugees as they settle into life in Canada. Access to technology and the internet is necessary for all Canadians in order to participate in our society and economy. We are happy to announce that we delivered 957 computers to Syrian refugee families across Alberta in 2016. ACFS would like to thank all of our partners, donors, settlement agencies , volunteers and technicians who helped us to make it possible.

Some Fun Facts


220000

+ Computers distributed

10000

+ Computers Donated already this year

17600

Liters of Coffee

Work Process


1.Receive devices from donors

2.Securely wipe drives

3.Install an operating system

4.Distribute to eligible groups

Testimonials


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: