reBOOT Canada Saves Technology
How are end of life IT assets managed where you work?
Retired IT assets can help vulnerable communities, support at-risk youth and accelerate job and education opportunities. We’ve been diverting used electronics from landfill and finding a new use for them for just over 25 years as a registered charity (CRA#89111 4943 RR0001) and we have had a front row seat to the great impact opening the door to access can have.
reBOOT Canada’s practice is centred on accessibility – to the internet, to devices for accessing the internet and to skills for maintaining, supporting and repairing those tools. Our programs fall into these buckets:
Technology Access Programs
Providing computer technology at very low rates.
Through our own reSTART and reSOURCE programs, reBOOT Canada provides refurbished computers with licensed Windows for people receiving social assistance and organizations in the not-for-profit sector. We basically charge below market on the computers so that they are affordable low-income individuals and non-profit. organizations.
In addition to the programs we run ourselves we also provide computers to individuals who are referred by a municipality.
Our physical stores in Toronto and Peterborough are the main hubs for our skills development activities. We train youth from many backgrounds, and they have one thing in common: An interest in technology. Regardless of which job position the trainee is ultimately trained for, everyone goes through our basic computer training where you learn about hardware by processing donated equipment. Taking things apart, learning the components and what they do, and learning how a computer can become useful again after being refurbished, provide the trainees some excellent transferable skills.
We fund and support these activities by leveraging a network of donors and commercial infrastructure built out over 25 years of accepting donations of retired IT assets, refurbishing, redeploying and re-marketing them. We have storefront locations in downtown Peterborough, the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto and warehouse and logistics resources through 3rd party partnerships based in Mississauga, we can accept any amount, from a single device to hundreds. We ensure all data security and will be growing our portfolio of services in the coming weeks, please check next month’s newsletter for further announcements.
If your organization is committed to making a positive impact on the community while running a thriving, secure and environmentally sound business, reBOOT Canada is a uniquely qualifies partner, built on a model of sustainable social enterprise that absorbs many of the usual operating expenses of a charitable organization, freeing up resources to invest in ambitious projects and grow. Your organization may have specific corporate social responsibility activities and mandates to execute on – reBOOT Canada can leverage your retired IT assets to support those initiatives.
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