CREATING TECH SAVVY FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
Over the last 2 years, we have been working hard to help low-income families and individuals across Ontario access more affordable renewed computers through our Creating Tech Savvy Families and Communities initiative. We see computers as the “new backpacks” and believe students of all ages should have access to them at home to support their pursuit of higher education and employment.
We started by helping 20 families every few months purchase their own affordable computers through a program offered by Renewed Computer Technology. Over the last year, we increased our efforts and have now helped over 1000 individuals and families across Ontario.
Our ultimate goal is for every family and/or individual across Canada to own a computer and have access to internet service by 2024.
IN THE NEWS
Published on June 16, 2020 in Etobicoke Guardian TORONTO.COM
A computer in every Canadian home.
That’s Alison Canning’s ultimate goal for “creating tech-savvy communities.”
Canning’s nonprofit organization, Let’s Get Together!, has provided more than 1,000 affordable refurbished laptops and desktop computers to individuals and families in need across Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area, and as far as Waterloo, Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie.
“This inequity is only going to get bigger, especially in education, if we don’t work on getting a computer for every individual and family across Canada,” Canning said.
The need is great, said Canning, and the lack of this resource has a big impact…
Published on June 26, 2018 in Etobicoke Guardian TORONTO.COM
An Etobicoke-based nonprofit organization is partnering with a computer firm to give low-income north Etobicoke families access to affordable, renewed desktops and laptops.
Let’s Get Together is partnering with Renewed Computer Technology to provide desktop packages of monitor, keyboard and mouse for $60 or a laptop package for $150.
The renewed computers come with Windows 10 and MS Office — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote — plus computer-learning software.
All systems include a RCT two-year warranty.
Alison Canning, executive director of Let’s Get Together, said many youth could benefit from the computers…