ERA Donates iPads and Laptops to MPC Foundation

Since Covid-19, seniors are increasingly isolated as they do not have the digital competency to perform basic technology-related tasks. The MPC Foundation would like to establish a tablet loan program for vulnerable immigrant seniors to improve their digital competency so they can access online programming. The Electronic Recycling Association is thrilled to announce the donation of 5 iPads and 2 laptops to the MPC Foundation in Calgary to support their program.

“With the tablets, seniors have the opportunities to socialize, learn and stay active through online activities and programs. During the pandemic, this is the only form of socialization for them,” said the MPC Foundation.

Since 2013, MPC Foundation (previously known as MPowerCanada) has been delivering impactful services and programs for seniors and new immigrants, while working alongside non-profits and community organizations to build capacities and achieve collective impact. Visit their website to learn more about their programs.

Their founders are accomplished individuals with over 25 years of collective experience in the non-profit sector and solid track records in program, operational, and executive management. They chose the name MPowerCanada or MPC as a homage to Canada, and gratitude to this country for the opportunities provided to reach their respective potentials. In return, they give back by serving those in need.

They are focused on creating and delivering programs and services to mitigate seniors’ social isolation by creating community-based social hubs. They achieve that by:

  • extensive relationship building with community-based organizations
  • active use of community-based volunteers
  • serving seniors right in the community
  • innovation in program design & delivery

Check out their Tech Buddy program in collaboration with Youth Central. Volunteers teach seniors how to use their phone and tablet!

Youth Central is a charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to empower youth to find and build their communities. Their goal as an organization is to change the perception of youth in the communities by giving them the tools and support they need to become engaging, empathetic, and caring citizens with a sense of ownership and responsibility. They support youth in building valuable skills for future employment, give youth a voice, and grow youth’s understanding of their community. They are building Calgary’s leaders of today and tomorrow!

If you would like to contribute to ERA’s mission to simultaneously reduce the negative impact e-waste has on the environment while supporting charities and individuals that can’t afford to purchase new tech, call us to book a pickup or drop off at one of our 7 depots across Canada.