Affordable computers for Canadian residents receiving social assistance.

The reSTART program offers refurbished computers at discounted prices for Canadian residents who receive social assistance or qualify as low income. These computers help people to access health care, gain education, find jobs, and even start small businesses.

Computers can be shipped to anywhere in Canada. Local pickup is available in Toronto, Vancouver, and Peterborough, ON.

Any Canadian resident who receives financial social assistance from a national, provincial, or regional support program is eligible to purchase a computer through reSTART. Your caseworker may be able to help with the cost of purchasing a reSTART computer. Please contact your caseworker for more information. If your caseworker has questions, please ask them to email

Social workers and agency staff often purchase reSTART computers for their clients who qualify for the program. Parents, other relatives, or even friends can also purchase reSTART computers for a qualifying person.

The reSTART computers provided by reBOOT Canada have been refurbished. The computers may show signs of wear, but they have been tested and should provide years of trouble-free service.

All reSTART computers come with a 90-day hardware warranty. All sales are final for computers provided through the reSTART program.

How to request a reSTART computer


1. Read the eligibility guidelines below and make sure you qualify.


2. Choose what kind of computer you need.


3. Complete the application form. You will receive an automated quote based on your choice of computer and whether it will be shipped or picked up at one of our offices. The link to the application form is at the bottom of this page.


4. If you chose to pick up your computer, you will be sent a link to our online appointment booking tool in order to reserve a pick up time. You can pay for the computer with cash or debit/credit card when you pick it up.


5. If you chose to have the computer shipped to you, you will be sent an invoice to pay online using debit/credit cards, PayPal, or e-transfer. Once the invoice is paid, your computer will be shipped via Canada Post Expedited Parcel.


AGENCY NOTE: Agency staff purchasing computers on behalf of their clients may contact us to arrange payments via EFT or agency cheque.

Eligibility Guidelines


The program is open to any resident of Canada who receives financial support from social assistance programs like these:


  • National
    • Employment Insurance (EI)
    • Old Age Security (OAS)
    • Veterans Affairs Canada (VA)
    • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
  • British Columbia
    • Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
    • Income Assistance (IA)
    • Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Ontario
    • Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
    • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
    • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
    • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Other provincial programs similar to those listed above

Choose a Computer


reSTART offers 2 levels of equipment packages (Standard or Premium) as either laptop or desktop type. Prices shown include applicable sales taxes.

STANDARD PACKAGE: $195 laptop or $165 desktop
Good for people who are not heavy computer users (will only use the computer for a couple of hours each day).

PREMIUM PACKAGE: $295 laptop or $295 desktop
These units have more speed and memory. They are a good fit for people who will use the computer for several hours each day, for work, or for school.


Laptops: $25 shipped within ON or BC / $35 to all other provinces

Desktops: $45 shipped within ON or BC / $55 to all other provinces

The exact brands and models of computers provided by reSTART vary based on availability. All computers come installed with either Windows 10 or 11, and LibreOffice (a free and compatible alternative to Microsoft Office).

Read more about hardware specifications for reSTART computers or how to tell what model is a good match for you.


Application form for reSTART computers

Please continue to the next page to access the reSTART program application form.