ERA, Winnipeg BBB & BBB Education Foundation of Manitoba Donates 10 Laptops to the Elmwood Community Resource Center (ECRC)

Clients at the Elmwood Community Resource Center (ECRC) are working on new-to-them electronic equipment thanks to a partnership between the ­Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), Better Business Bureau serving Manitoba and NW Ontario (BBB) and the BBB Education Foundation of Manitoba.

The ERA is excited to announce that the partnership donated 10 laptops that were refurbished following a recycling event held in Winnipeg this past September by the BBB.  The ECRC will be using the devices to assist learners of the center with remote learning.  The ECRC builds community in Elmwood with resources and supports that make the neighbourhood a great place to love, work and raise a family.

Program’s the ECRC provides:

  • GOAL Program / Adult Literacy is a FREE literacy program for adult learners 19 and older. Students work on Adult Learning and Literacy curriculum (STAGES) and on independent programs of study to achieve personal learning goals. There is no cost.
  • The Elmwood Youth Employment Experience (EYEE) is a 17-week paid employment program open to people between the ages of 18 to 30 in Winnipeg.  Youth are provided with hands-on experience in resume development, cover letter writing, interview preparation skills, job lead skills, soft skills, and life skills.
  • Elmwood Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Worker (NISW) provides support and information to immigrant newcomers to Canada that live in our Elmwood community. NISW services are confidential. Our settlement worker provides support by connecting newcomers with information, programs, and services in the community. They also conduct one-on-one visits, helping with employment, and providing integration skill workshops.
  • Ombigiaawsiwin is a traditional childcare practice program that is provided at our 545 Watt street location. Through this program, parents will have a chance to learn about indigenous teachings that can be later used within their own family. Our group always begins and ends with smudging to welcome positive energy when entering and leaving our parenting group.

To learn more about the Elmwood Community Resource Center (ECRC) please visit

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 the Better Business Bureau of Manitoba & North Western Ontario

BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. It does this by

  • Setting standards for marketplace trust
  • Encouraging and supporting best practices by engaging with and educating consumers and businesses
  • Celebrating marketplace role models
  • Calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior
  • Creating a community of trustworthy businesses and charities

BBB sees trust as a function of two primary factors – integrity and performance. Integrity includes respect, ethics, intent, and working toward a diverse, inclusive and equitable marketplace. Performance speaks to a business’s track record of delivering results in accordance with BBB standards and/or addressing customer concerns in a timely, satisfactory manner.

About the  Better Business Bureau Education Foundation of Manitoba

Inspiring an ethical marketplace based on trust and integrity through quality ethics education and training. The BBB Education Foundation, founded in 2016 and registered as a Canadian charity in 2018 supports the future of the Manitoba business community by raising an ethical marketplace for tomorrow, creating both ethics education and opportunities for students and businesses. In three years, The Foundation has delivered it’s LIFT ethical decision-making program to more than 18 school divisions and 15 organizations and businesses while graduating over 1250 youth and adults with a Business Ethics Certificates.