The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) was happy to donate 10 desktop computers to New Hope Resettlement Institute in Edmonton. Their current computers are very old and can’t handle Zoom classes or communication. This donation will be used for their computer literacy program in order for clients to pass computer-based exams and expand work and communication skills.
One of the most important goals for New Hope Resettlement Institute is to foster the educational growth of individuals which have been struggling to get ahead due to their personal circumstances or because they have had difficulties adjusting to the current system. For example, women who had to raise their young since they came to Canada and had difficulties getting an education then, but now want to be more successful. Or, the individuals who had to work any job since they arrived to make ends meet, then were laid off, but may now be struggling to find other employment because they lack the proper English or work skills to get ahead in another field. Often, they hear stories from newcomers who have high levels of education, masterful skills, and a broad range of abilities, but they are struggling to get ahead in their field, or don’t have the know-how to even start. They strongly believe that with proper guidance and mentorship those individuals will get ahead in their field or new ones; and they can also achieve the Canadian Dream. Visit their website here for more information.
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.