Newcomers Employment and Education Development Service Inc (N.E.E.D.S) in Winnipeg receives 10 Desktop Computers.

Better Business Bureau serving Manitoba and NW Ontario (BBB) and the BBB Education Foundation of Manitoba are incredible partners of the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA).  Without partners like these who make a concerted effort to be involved in their community, ERA would not be able to help as many organizations every year as we do.

The ERA is excited to announce that the partnership donated 10 desktop computers to the Newcomers Employment and Education Development Service Inc (N.E.E.D.S).  The devices will be used to equip N.E.E.D.S’s computer lab to support their free computer skill workshops for newcomers and refugee youths in Winnipeg, MB.

N.E.E.D.S is a non-profit, charitable organization.  The agency was established in 1999 by immigrants and refugee women for newcomers to Canada.  These women developed programming based on their own personal experiences, needs assessment and realistic expectations.  They provide accessible services and support to immigrant and refugee children and youth and their families through the N.E.E.D.S Centre. Their goal is to enhance the integration of immigrants and refugee youth into Canadian society by providing employment, education and social programs to develop life skills.

For more information about the Newcomers Employment and Education Development Service Inc (N.E.E.D.S) please visit www.needsinc.ca

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.