Circle of Wisdom Elders and Seniors Society Receives 4 Devices

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) was pleased to donate 2 laptops, 1 desktop computer, and a projector to the Circle of Wisdom Elders and Seniors Society. This donation will assist staff members with computers to work with the Elders and help with presentations.

Circle of Wisdom Elders & Seniors Centre, serving Calgary and area Indigenous seniors in several areas to support them in advocacy, supporting traditional teachings, traditional ceremonies, basic need referrals, interpersonal relationships development to decrease isolation, encourage community engagement through this global crisis. The Circle of Wisdom Elders Centre also provides 24-hour crisis support to our seniors and elders.

For more information visit their website HERE.

Programs include:

  • Referrals to food, housing
  • Assistance with filling out forms- government forms
  • Food hampers and hot food once a month.
  • Carya Outreach worker if you need to talk to someone.
  • Workshop on keeping safe with First Aid, Babysitting, and Emergency preparedness (with 72-hour emergency kits for each senior or household).
  • Workshop on sewing a ribbon skirt, moccasins, and my favorite ribbon skirt, art(painting), and other crafts. Care kits with supplies.
  • They also have gloves, face masks, and hand sanitizers.
  • Rooms available for meeting location
  • Conversational Blackfoot, Cree, Sualtuax, Michif, Circle to speak to other seniors.
  • Grandmothers Circle- grandmothers support each other and the community.

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.

With depots located across Canada, you can easily drop off your unwanted electronics to be refurbished and donated back into the community. Call us at 1877-9EWASTE to see if you are eligible for a free pickup.