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.
We're kicking off 2015 with a new website and a new way to access our services.
Now 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 you're 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).
We think this short made by Kristen Bles is great -
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We sincerely appreciate your support.
Date October 1, 2014 Author rebootv2
October 1 is National Seniors Day - take a moment to think about how the seniors in your life have had an impact on you.
All the best to our reCONNECT partners across the country. Check out this page by the GC to learn more about National Seniors Day.
May 3, 2015, marks our 20th anniversary of diverting unwanted e-waste from landfill and empowering communities through computer literacy across the country. reBOOT’s mandate is to provide disenfranchised and underserved Canadians with affordable access to current computer technology. This segment puts the impact of our programming on a group of Toronto high-school kids front and centre.
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.
reBOOT Canada is a charity based in Toronto, Ontario devoted to diverting electronic waste from landfill and empowering communities by providing not for profits, charities and other groups low cost access to current technology. Electronic Recycling Services is the exclusive electronic recycling partner of reBOOT Canada.
Franc brings deep experience and expertise to the role through a proven record of operational leadership, strategy, business development, customer service, team building, financial management and relationship management in industries spanning professional sports, marketing, retail and information technology. Franc received an MBA from the Rotman School of Management and has been an active member of the reBOOT Canada board since 2013.
reBOOT Canada will be entering its 20th year of operation in 2015 having helped over ten thousand clients and supplying over 125,000 computers. As the needs of our communities evolve, reBOOT Canada must respond and adapt, working with partners in the corporate community to ensure computers and training are accessible where their positive impact can be most effective.
The Board welcomes Franc’s vision to build on the reBOOT Canada legacy and to grow awareness and engagement among donors, clients and partners – many of whom will have an opportunity to speak with or meet Franc personally as he reaches out in the coming weeks.
Join me in welcoming Franc and feel free to do so directly by email to email@example.com. You can learn more about reBOOT Canada and schedule a pick up at www.rebootcanada.ca.
Chairman and Founder, reBOOT Canada
15 Prince Arthur Avenue
In order to recycle e-waste in the most efficient and environmentally friendly way, reBOOT Canada has chosen to work exclusively with ERS International. ERS will find a use for 98% of the electronics arriving at reBOOT, including turning the plastics into park benches, the glass into marble facades.
On Sunday 11th May, Spelling Bee of Canada held their 2014 Ontario Championships at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel, in Toronto. Participants arrived from province-wide to compete for this year’s cash and prizes (and bragging rights).
To help recognise the winners’ efforts, reBOOT Canada, in partnership with Staples Advantage, and ERS International provided Spelling Bee of Canada with 3 laptops to award the winners of each category; Primary (ages 6-8), Junior (ages 9-11), and Intermediate (ages 12-14).
Congratulations to all the 2014 Ontario Champions!
Since 1987, Spelling Bee of Canada has helped over 45,000 children and youth improve their English literacy skills, and self-confidence, through the positive effects of spelling competition.
For more information, please visit www.spellingbeeofcanada.ca
TORONTO, ONT. —reBOOT Canada has opened a drop off location for individuals who would like to drop off computer goods. Located at 2450 Lawrence Avenue East, Unit 1, the depot is open Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5AM. All computer equipment will be assessed and evaluated. A tax receipt is issued if there is any value - please allow 30 days for processing. Please note, we cannot assess the value of computer equipment over the phone. For corporate donations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org