Action Réfugiés Montréal Receives a Free Laptop

In a pandemic world, everyone needs a laptop! The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) was happy to donate a laptop to Action Réfugiés Montréal (ARM) to be given to a family in need.

For 25 years Action Réfugiés Montréal has provided support to refugees seeking protection in Canada. Their vision of compassion and justice for refugees guides our work through our three programs: Sponsorship Program, Twinning Program, and Detention Program. Click here for more information.

With 7 staff members, and with the help of interns and volunteers, ARM provides direct, person-to-person accompaniment to refugeed people as they start new lives in Canada. Their programs support refugee claimants, accepted refugees, and sponsored refugees in accessing protection and justice, and developing a sense of belonging in Canadian society.

Action Réfugiés Montréal was born out of the refugee program managed by the Reverend Glynis Williams at Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Seeing a growing need for refugee sponsorship, visits to detained persons, and accompaniment of refugee claimants, Glynis founded Action Réfugiés Montréal in 1994 with the support of our two founding churches, the Anglican Diocese of Montreal and the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) was happy to donate a laptop to Action Réfugiés Montréal (ARM) to be given to a family in need.

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing ‘digital divide’. For over fifteen years, ERA has offered simple solutions to help individuals and organizations prevent operational equipment from premature destruction. With a focus on recovery, refurbishment, and reuse, ERA continuously supplies charitable groups with donated IT equipment while securely managing the retiring IT assets of organizations and individuals across Canada.

We believe that reuse before recycling is critical in managing the waste created by computer hardware, and by offering industry-leading data destruction for all equipment we receive, we have securely repurposed hundreds of tons of equipment. Because not everything ERA receives can be reasonably repurposed, we have partnered with certified recycling organizations to process equipment that has reached the end of its productive life.

We’re active all over Canada, recycling electronics to be reused by charities and those in need. Find out more about how we support your city by providing electronics in your area by clicking here.

Your unwanted computer can make a huge difference in the life of someone in need. Consider dropping off your electronics at one of our depots or call us at 1877-9EWASTE to see if you are eligible for a free pickup!