Montreal (March 2, 2021) – The Electronic Recycling Association is proud to announce a collaborative effort with La Puce and Mercier’s MNA Ruba Ghazal as part of an electronic devices collection event for La Puce programs. We were able to donate 8 laptops that will allow them to offer training to people who find themselves in a situation of social and economic vulnerability. In the current context, where the majority of their training is given remotely, they want to give more people the chance to have the appropriate equipment to continue their training in order to participate actively in social life.
“La Puce was very pleased to collaborate with ERA for a collection event campaign. This partnership has been successful and we are pleased to receive this donation of computer equipment. It will help us in our mission to bridge the digital divide. Thank you, ERA, for your support.” Declare their development and communications representative, Kibamba Nimon.
MNA Ghazal said: “Every action counts when it comes to protecting the environment. If we want to meet our greenhouse gas reduction targets, we must take ownership of the repair reflex again. It’s not only good for the environment, it’s also making a difference economically. Instead of sending money back to a multinational, local expertise is encouraged. That is also what sustainable development is all about.”
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.
La Puce’s mission is to provide training for the appropriation of information and communication technologies by individuals and organizations of the social economy, in order to promote their active participation in society. It also aims to promote socio-professional integration and counter the digital divide.
About MNA Ruba Ghazal:
In 2006 she was one of the founding members of Quebec Solidaire, of which she was a candidate in the 2007 and 2008 general elections in Laurier-Dorion. On May 7, 2018, Amir Khadir, MNA of Mercier, the party’s rare stronghold, announces Ruba Ghazal’s candidacy to succeed him. On October 1st, 2018, she was elected as a member of the Quebec National Assembly.