TechCollect event in Brampton – Collecting used & unwanted laptops and desktops to refurbish and distribute to Peel Region residents in need

TechCollect event in Brampton – Collecting used & unwanted laptops and desktops to refurbish and distribute to Peel Region residents in need

Let’s Get Together, in partnership with Brampton Library and the support of the LGTTech4all Youth Group, Peel Weekly News and Taking It Global, is excited to host their first two TechCollect (Drive up-Drop off) events this fall.

Gore Meadows Library Branch*
(10150 The Gore Rd, Brampton)
Saturday, Sept 25, 10 am to 2 pm

Cyril Clark Library Branch*
(20 Loafers Lake Ln, Brampton)
Saturday, Oct 2, 10 am to 2 pm

*COVID-19 social distancing and safety protocols will be followed

PRESS RELEASE: Collecting used & unwanted laptops and desktops to refurbish and distribute to Peel Region residents in need

What will be accepted:

  • Laptops – PC & Mac, parts, cables
  • Desktops and monitors – PC & Mac, parts
  • Consumer Electronics – gaming consoles, iPods, mp3 players, stereo equipment
  • Handheld devices – smartphones, cell phones, tablets, digital cameras
  • Printers – Inkjet & Laserjet, plotters, copiers, scanners, fax machines
  • Peripherals – keyboards, mice, USB sticks, external storage devices, CD/DVD ROMs, cards, laptop bags, webcams, accessories
  • Home and business phones
  • Household items – indoor & outdoor appliances, TV’s (items must be 35 lbs or less)

There will also be a metal e-waste bin to collect unwanted technology and indoor/outdoor household metal items that weigh 35lbs or less. Data erase service will be provided for donated computers and a table will be set up to accept computer applications. Certificates available upon request.

Printable flyer: Brampton Library TechCollect Flyer – Sept 25, Oct 2

Closing the digital gap with Rogers Connected for Success

Closing the digital gap with Rogers Connected for Success

We have partnered with Rogers Connected for Success™ program to help families across Ontario sign up for the company’s low-cost high-speed internet that is available to Ontarians receiving income support through Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, the maximum child care benefit, residents in rent-geared-income housing, and seniors receiving the guaranteed income supplement.

Can you guess what got us started?

Students Expo

Students Expo

Let’s Get Together is working with a group of undergraduate students from the University of Toronto Mississauga to host the first virtual Students Expo on March 20th and March 21st, 2021.

The theme this year is “Invest in Myself”. 

These two half-day sessions are geared towards motivating Grade 8 – 12 students across Canada to start investing in their future by saying yes to new learning experiences and taking more ownership of their learning so they can create their own path to success.

As recent high school graduates, the students have experienced this daunting, confusing, and uncertain transition. So, they want to provide the younger generation with the resources, tips and support they wished they had during their journey.

The team believes the Students Expo will benefit many as they aim to provide a variety of experiences and perspectives from students, parents and professionals to create a sense of community around the topic of education.

This event is FREE and will be hosted online via zoom.

Please share and encourage students to join the Students Expo and share it on their social media. It would mean a lot!

Please reach out if you have any questions or inquiries about the event at expo@letsgettogether.ca. You can also follow us on Instagram @studentsexpo & @GetTogetherTO.

BEET Workshops: Youth employee-in-training program

BEET Workshops: Youth employee-in-training program

We invite students from grades 7-8 and grades 9-10 to join 4-week virtual Youth-Employee-in-Training program that begins the week of February 20th.
Through small-group, interactive trainings and mentorship connections, youth will learn important 21st Century learning skills; critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication. Youth will also learn how to foster a growth mindset, the importance of goal setting, how to network with potential employers, how to self-care, how to build a resume with little experience, and much more! that includes reaching out to students, parents and businesses.

These sessions are organized by Businesses Engaging and Encouraging Teens (BEET), a program designed to help build networks and strengthen relationships between local youth and businesses with a goal to educate and assist youth in securing meaningful employment within their community.

Cost: FREE

Audience:
Group 1: Youth in Grades 9 – 10 residing in Ontario, Canada only
Group 2: Youth in Grades 7-8 residing in Ontario, Canada only

Presented by: Students at the Centre of Student Engagement, University of Toronto Mississauga, and guest speakers in partnership with Let’s Get Together

LET’S GET TALKING WORKSHOP: So, University is online…..

LET’S GET TALKING WORKSHOP: So, University is online…..

Join University of Toronto Mississauga Centre For Student Engagement students on Friday, February 12 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm to discuss how high school students can navigate through the process of online learning as they make the transition into post-secondary education. Student will learn the necessary information needed to equip them with different methods, techniques and experiences to help them flourish in a virtual setting.

With the help of different campus partners, academic societies and experienced students we aim to provide you with applicable, tangible and effective strategies to keep students motivated and gain the most from their university experience.

This session is suitable for high school students (grade 9 to 12).

Participants will:

  • Discover online academic resources available to them by introducing campus partners and student clubs, as well as other related online university services.
  • Plan out a concrete approach to their virtual learning experience, in order to be prepared for online school when they begin their journey into post-secondary education
  • Identify resources available to students to help them navigate through virtual learning as well as develop suitable online strategies to enhance their post-secondary experience.