Programs and Projects
Do you have unwanted computers and peripherals to donate?
Support reBOOT Canada's initiative to update and activate the reCONNECT footprint, serving seniors across the country
Are you an individual on social assistance who needs a computer?
Are you a charity, not-for-profit, or other organization that needs some basic computers to administer and deliver programs?
reBOOT Canada is always looking for innovative ways of providing sustainable basic technology solutions. Stay tuned for updates to our programs and if you have an idea, we would love to hear it!
Our Donors ARE LEADERS...
SO ARE OUR CLIENTS...
“Through our partnership with the reCONNECT program, our Healthier Living Centre Department has been able to provide an open, accessible and welcoming learning environment for older adults. The reCONNECT program strengthened our capacity and effectiveness by providing us with hardware and support, which allowed us to focus on our programming and client experience. Our computer lab is open to older adults in our community five days a week from 9am-3pm and houses ten fully operational systems for use. Our qualified instructor and helpful volunteers provide instruction via multiple formats – to best serve clients old and new.”
Jeff Gruchy, Downsview Services To Seniors, Toronto
“Wonderful program. Residents are very happy with it. Good technical support [and] quick response time.”
Kamla Williams, Residence Castel Royal, Montreal
“We feel that the reCONNECT program has enriched the lives of our members. They're able to communicate with family on a new level. Family relationships are enhanced as members can easily contact grandchildren.”
Suzanne, York-West Active Living Centre, Toronto
“Good computers [and] excellent tech support. Very fortunate to have the program. We would not be able to afford computers. We just don’t have the budget for it.”
Gerry Lafferty, New Hope Senior Citizen Centre, Montreal
“Fantastic program. Very useful. We would not be able to afford computers for the seniors. Users are very happy with the new LCD monitors. Friendly tech support.”
Johanne Colarudo, Almage Senior Centre, Montreal, ON
Our Exclusive Partner
For the past 2 decades, reBOOT has been a voice on issues of stewardship of the environment and the management of waste created by the growth of personal computer use.reBOOT Canada is proud to partner with industry-leading Electronic Recycling Services International to ensure your donations of used computer equipment is properly streamed for refurbishment and remarketing, extending the life of the equipment by up to 3 years, or responsibly and safely broken down into components or commodities.
One of the key values entrenched in reBOOT’s mission is sustainability. It appears in how we fund and manage the charitable projects we undertake and it appears in the way we divert computers and other electronics from landfill by finding a market and deriving value from what would otherwise be waste.
Learn more about Electronic Recycling Services, their credentials and commitment to the environment here
reBOOT Canada Launches New Website
We're kicking off 2015 with a new website and a new way to access our services.
It should mean that more folks and organizations can dispose of their used computer equipment responsibly AND more folks and organizations in need of low cost basic technology access can help each other!
It's been a couple of months in the making and impossible without the generous time and expertise from Melissa Piluso on the marketing side and James Chow on the technical side.
Learn more about how to have your unwanted computers and home electronics picked up through our reCYCLE program (www.rebootcanada.ca/recycle) - or just click the "Schedule a Pick-Up" button on the home page.
If you need a computer for yourself or someone in your community, check out our reSTART program (www.rebootcanada.ca/restart).
If your charity or not for profit organization needs computers to keep doing the good work that you do - reach us through our reSOURCE program at www.rebootcanada.ca/resource.
For long term care facilities or community centres running programs for seniors, reCONNECT is a simple solution to provide a computer lounge environment for your residents and members operating since 2009 (www.rebootcanada.ca/reconnect).
Please visit and tell us what you think.
We think this video by Kristen Bles is great -
December 8, 2014
A little belated but worth sharing: On Sunday, October the 26th, reBOOT Canada was proud to sponsor the inaugural Davenportage, led by Dr. Michael Bumby with the support of colleagues and friends. This merits some explaining: Dr. Bumby conceived of a kind of extreme sport/pub crawl/heritage and urban transformation event that would draw attention to the nearly forgotten fact that Davenport Rd effectively connects the Humber with the Don and was the main route for travellers portaging between the two rivers for centuries.
The day started with a tobacco blessing of the river and these words from Joe Katt, a leader from the Temagami First Nations: "Your journey to explore the modes of travel and the relationship to the land will give you and those that participate a different perspective on the early period as well as to why indigenous society appreciates the earth as our mother". What followed that day is luckily and brilliantly captured in this video:
November 2, 2014
In 2008, donations of unwanted hardware were combined with cash donations and corporate sponsorship to achieve a remarkable objective: provide computer labs to over 80 long term care facilities and community senior centres so residents could learn new skills and stay connected with friends and family from Halifax to Victoria. We called this initiative reCONNECT and this month, we're launching a 3 year initiative to update all of our reCONNECT partners across Canada, refreshing equipment and software and providing ongoing support. Our goal is to have the equipment updated by summer 2015 and have a sustainable support model in place by 2017 so the sites can maintain themselves at their own pace going forward minimizing interruptions to service for residents and end users.
Along with help from the corporate community, your continued support through these hardware donations will help fund this important work, and the value of your pick-up or drop-off can be more than doubled by a cash donation as low as $15. Click here to help seniors maintain vital and healthy connections with their communities.
Our donors are leaders in their community, acting on the values of responsible, sustainable progress, stewardship of the environment, inclusiveness and access. Learn more about reBOOT Canada atwww.rebootcanada.ca or email us email@example.com. We sincerely appreciate your support.
A Message from the Chairman of reBOOT Canada
August 25, 2014
On behalf of the Board of Directors of reBOOT Canada, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Francisco Rota as Executive Director, effective today, August 25, 2014.
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