The Computers for Schools program in Ontario (CFSO) is administered by Renewed Computer Technology (RCT).
The Computers for Schools Ontario program’s primary focus of providing renewed technology, skill development opportunities and environmental leadership delivers triple bottom line community benefits: social, economic and environmental.
Firstly, the program helps to meet the demand for computers in the classroom and the community by accepting donations of surplus computer equipment from both the public and private sectors, reburbishing the equipment and providing it to schools, libraries, charities and not-for-profits with a learning focus across the province. To date, over 350,000 computers have been delivered.
Our Program also helps learners gain greater access to computer technology, and provides them with a learning tool for developing the necessary skills for excelling in today’s competitive, knowledge-based, global economy. With growing public concern that not all students have equal access to technology, we are committed to placing a computer into the hands of each student.
Furthermore, by focusing on extending the life of technology through Reuse, and thereby refurbishing our donations as much as possible, the CFSO program not only diverts hazardous electronic waste from landfills and protects our natural environment, it also provides hands on workplace training opportunities to youth thereby increasing the pool of highly skilled individuals for Ontario’s workforce.
RCT is registered as a Service Provider under the Ontario Ministry of the Environment’s Waste Electrical and Electronic (WEEE) which ensures that the highest industry standards for the reuse and recycling of electronics are practiced through strictly audited streams.
To find out more about the Computers for Schools Ontario computers packages, donation programs, youth intern placements and free recycling options, visit www.rcto.ca.
For more information on the national program – click here