BC Technology for Learning Society is licensed by Industry Canada to operate the Computers for Schools program in British Columbia. Computers for Schools, co-founded in 1993 by Industry Canada and the Telecom Pioneers, refurbishes computers and related equipment donated by governments and businesses. These computers are distributed across Canada to schools, libraries and registered not-for-profit learning organizations, and Aboriginal communities. We warranty these computers for 6 months from the date they dispatch from our workshop.
Computers for Schools (CFS) is a national, federal government-led initiative that operates in cooperation with all provinces and territories, the private and volunteer sectors. CFS collects, repairs and refurbishes donated surplus computers from government and private sector sources and distributes them to schools, public libraries and not-for-profit learning organizations throughout Canada.
BC Tech helps to meet the demand for computers in the classroom and community by delivering the Computers for Schools program throughout British Columbia. CFS accepts donations of surplus computer equipment from both the public and private sectors, then refurbishes and distributes them to schools, libraries, First Nations communities, and not-for-profits across the province. The goals of Computers for Schools include helping students gain greater access to computer technology and providing them with a learning tool for developing the necessary skills to participate in the knowledge-based, global economy. We have always supported education through the refurbishment and distribution of computers and are proud of our accomplishments in delivering Computers for Schools on behalf of Industry Canada.
Our primary focus is on extending the life of technology through reuse. Refurbishing our donations as much as possible has many social, economic, human health and environmental benefits, including the diversion of hazardous electronic waste from landfills, protection of our natural resources, and the provision of IT training for youth that increases the pool of highly skilled individuals for British Columbia’s workforce.
• First Nations schools and education centres qualify
• Public Libraries throughout British Columbia qualify
• Non-profit organizations that provide community access points to the internet, job/skills training, have an education mandate, support low income or new Canadians who need tech in the home.
Do you have students who need professional working experience to reach their career goals? We offer your students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in computer repair and refurbishing.
Enhances youth skill development and employment opportunities
Diverts toxic electronic waste from landfills
Computers for Schools has distributed over 1.4 million computers across Canada and supported over 6000 youth in first work experience since 1994.
(Pour service en français, veuillez, s’il-vous-plaît, composer le 1-800-575-9200. Pour compléter le formulaire de demande d’équipements informatiques, cliquez ici.)