ERA & Alberta’s Minister of Health Donate Laptops to Aboriginal Training Centre

The Electronic Recycling Association teams up with MLA Tyler Shandro to donate laptops to the Aboriginal Futures Career & Training Centre in Calgary.


CALGARY, AB (October 22, 2020) – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) will be working with MLA Tyler Shandro to supply the Aboriginal Futures Career & Training Centre with 20 laptops for students attending an online high school academic upgrading program.

“We are looking forward to partnering with MLA Shandro again,” Said Bojan Paduh, Founder of The Electronic Recycling Association. “The ERA is proud to continue to work with leaders in the community and are happy to support students’ education and career development with these donated laptops.”

Aboriginal Futures is an Indigenous-owned and operated organization that employs three full-time career development practitioners who can help with career decision making, education and training enhancement, and employment preparation. They serve the urban Indigenous population who live in Calgary and the surrounding area and work with individuals who are ready, willing, and able.

“Aboriginal Futures Career & Training Centre sincerely thanks ERA for their donation of 20 laptops. This donation will assist us in offering our in-house programs virtually to our clients and ensure the students in the SCcyber E-Learning program can continue with their online learning as they work towards their high school diploma,” said Leigh-Ann Palfrey.

Date: October 23rd, 2020

Time: 9:00 am

Location: #200, 6011 1A Street SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G5

About the Electronic Recycling Association

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.

About Aboriginal Futures Career & Training Centre

The Aboriginal Futures Career & Training Centre facilitates the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISET). ISET is a contribution agreement between Human Resources Development Canada (HRSDC) and Community Futures Treaty Seven (CFT7). As the ISET holder for Treaty Seven, CFT7 provides employment-related programs and services. The objective of ISET is to increase Indigenous participation in the Canadian labour market, to strengthen and facilitate flexible programming that meets the unique and varied needs of Indigenous people and employers, and to provide employers with skilled workers.

About MLA Tyler Shandro

Minister Shandro was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Acadia. A husband and father to two young children, MLA Shandro has been an active member of his community for years. Previously serving as a member of the National Parole Board, the Municipal Government Board, the Criminal Injuries Review Board, the University of Calgary Senate, the Calgary Parking Authority, and the Calgary Police Commission.

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