June 6, 2014 –  Industry Canada’s Minister James Moore announces renewed funding for Computers for Schools program.

“My colleagues across Canada and I are thrilled with the renewed mandate, which allows us to continue our work to support schools, provide youth training and preserve our environment. We are able to achieve enormous benefits for Canada in a myriad of ways simply by delivering an effective reuse program. Computers for Schools has had much to celebrate throughout our 20-year history of working together, and we look forward to greater success over the next four years.” – Mary-Em Waddington, Executive Director, B.C. Technology for Learning Society

In response to the recent announcement, RCT’s Executive Director stated “RCT is thrilled that our organization and counterparts across Canada will continue to increase digital literacy skills, job related work experience for youth and support community learning organizations from coast to coast.”

The Computers for Schools program has delivered over 1.3 million computers to schools, charities, nonprofits and libraries since inception.

Hundred of youth are provided with paid work terms to provide them with the invaluable opportunity to get on the job skills.

Computers for Schools BC thanked the Minister of Industry at an event to today for their continued support & the support of Federal government who is taking a leadership role in Reuse surplus ICT.

http://news.gc.ca (Press Release)