This past week we completed the data capture for our assessment of the reCONNECT footprint with report from Montreal completed by one of our donors and volunteers.
We were pleased to see 13 long term care facilities and community centres still had operating computer centres, serving over 5,000 individuals since 2008, although many of the computer centres are and unable to make full use of present day internet access and applications.
Our reCONNECT reFRESH initiative is meant to address that, and we're actively seeking donations and corporate sponsorship to support a cross-country refresh of equipment, software and programming.
Here's how you can help:
A) Does your company have a charitable foundation interested in issues associated with an aging population and access? Send up a quick note at email@example.com
B) Have you ever donated computers to reBOOT Canada before? It's easy and you'll love the space it frees up - click here to schedule a pickup
C) Cash donations - of any amount - are very valuable to us because we can use it right away - click here to make a cash donation.
Thanks for your support and interest!
The reBOOT Canada Team
As a general rule, we like to get our emailed receipts out no more than 3 weeks after the donation has been received.
Well, due to some calendar year-end change over issues, our first receipts of 2015 may not arrive in your inbox until the end of this week or early next week. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience, don't hesitate to email
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns about the status of any of your receipts or questions to reBOOT Canada.
Thanks from the reBOOT Canada team and a happy Chinese New Year!
reBOOT Canada Offices will be closed on February 16, 2015 for Family Day and will reopen Feb 17 at 9 am*
* But you can request a pick up or apply for one of our programs 24/7 365 days a year right here! Have a cozy long weekend, from the reBOOT Canada team.
We're delighted to welcome the Rekai Centre at Sherbourne to our reCONNECT v2.0 network.
After meeting initially in December with their student nursing, programming and leadership team, Rekai Centre at Sherbourne and reBOOT Canada have made arrangements to create two computer centres within their facility, serving over 120 residents and using a combination of enhanced desktops and portable laptops. The workstations will be set up on accessible office furniture to accommodate a variety of needs of the residents at Rekai and configurations include webcams and over-sized monitors.
Congratulations to the Rekai Centre at Sherbourne. If you think your facility and your clients would benefit from a reBOOT Canada reCONNECT Computer centre too please contact me directly or through our form at www.rebootcanada.ca/resource.
reBOOT Canada would like to thank the Association of Registered Graphic Designers for help getting the word out about donating used computers. Through their membership, they're able to reach over 3,000 professionals and companies across the country in the computer-intensive graphic design industry and we very much appreciate it! With our partner Electronic Recycling Services, we'll arrange for pick up within the GTA and can evaluate pick ups beyond depending on volume. Your donation will be assessed and either streamed for responsible recycling out of the ERS facility or refurbishment for use in projects like the Rekai Centre reCONNECT project above. Right now we're calling for any and all used Apple products - contact us through www.rebootcanada.ca/recycle-donate and we’ll coordinate a pick up.