ERA Donates 50 Laptops to the Centre for Newcomers in Calgary

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is proud to donate 50 laptops to the Centre for Newcomers in Calgary to go directly to students for their online learning.

“Thank you so much for the big donation, our students are going to be so happy about it!” exclaimed Zi Ye, LINC Program Assistant for CFN.

Since 1988 the Centre for Newcomers (CFN) has been a key resource for immigrants and refugees of all nationalities in Calgary. A social profit organization, CFN views the integration of newcomers as a two-way process of experience, influence, and impact between newcomers and the communities that welcome them.

They believe that by welcoming newcomers and supporting them to settle and integrate, by working collaboratively and in partnership, with a workplace culture that is founded on respect, co-operation and trust, they are making a positive difference in the lives of all Calgarians and the community.

Centre for Newcomers offers assistance including:

  • Financial coaching
  • Community connections
  • Mentorship
  • Life skills
  • Job searches/ Professional development
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
  • Food Service

Check out their website here for more information on the services and programs they provide.


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.

Repurpose your unwanted equipment and support your local community with an electronic donation. With your donation, local community charities are given equal opportunities to support their programs and Canadians in need. Together, we can work towards a future with less e-waste.