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2014 HIghlights

2014 Highlights

Dec 20 – The ERA was happy to donate 5 laptops to YWCA of Calgary. The YWCA of Calgary is dedicated to breaking cycles of family violence, homelessness, and poverty. When and where needed most,they provide emergency shelter, housing, counselling and support.

 

 

 

Dec 17 – ERA was happy to provide Belkin House with a computer donation to help “Break the Cycle of Homelessness” in Vancouver.

Dec 11 – The ERA had the privilege of meeting Calgary’s Mayor Nenshi at today’s Chamber of Commerce: The State of Business in Calgary event. Informative, interesting, insightful event!

 

 

Dec 11 – The ERA was thrilled to provide computers to Calgary Young People’s Theatre. They aim to inspire and encourage the next generation of the theatre community by providing a safe, creative space where young people can freely express themselves and their ideas.

 

 

Dec 10 – Don’t throw it away, our planet deserves better!http://www.techvibes.com/blog/unwanted-tech-era-2014-12-10

 

 

December 5 – We dropped by Sunrise Community Link this afternoon to present some laptops with the help of Calgary Fort MLA Wayne Cao was a great finish to the week! Safe and happy weekend to all!

 

 

December 5 – The ERA was pleased to make a donation to Community Services Town of Chestermere. Community Services develops, coordinates, and provides citizens with a variety of preventative social programs. The ERA helped a family in need to get a used computer for their children to be able to complete school work.

 

 

December 5 – As with every year around the holidays, the ERA receives higher than usual donation requests. For this reason, we host a holiday collection initiative. We would like to thank Jessica and her team for putting together this collection for us!

 

 

December 4 – We are looking forward to bringing some sunshine to Sunrise Community Link tomorrow! http://bit.ly/1vsLTnT

 

December 2 – ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ is finally here! We are getting ready to deliver computers for 60 families in need, the ERA’s ‪#‎unselfie‬: http://bit.ly/1HVjtIf

 

 

December 1 – The ERA donated computers and laptops to Family Service Saskatoon. Family Service Saskatoon offers programs, services and leadership that develop and support individuals, families and communities to have safe , healthy and respectful relationships.

 

 

November 27 – We’re supporting Canada’s GivingTuesday 2014 by giving 60 immigrant families their very own computer just in time for the holidays. How are you going to give back?http://givingtuesday.ca/partner-profile-2014/…

 

 

November 27 – Arcade game? Flight simulator? Projection equipment? We can refurbish, reuse or recycle those too: http://blog.era.ca/not-just-computers/

 

 

November 27 – Our increased focus on Saskatchewan as featured on CanadaHelps.org http://bit.ly/1uZ5zj0

 

 

November 26 – The ERA donates regularly to Aunt Leah’s Place in BC. Aunt Leah’s Place is a registered charity that, for more than 25 years, has been helping kids in foster care and teen moms achieve a better future by providing guidance, supported housing, job training and coaching in essential skills.

 

 

November 19 – 2014 marked the ERA’s 10th year of operation in Canada, so we wanted to do something a little extra this holiday season. We would like to help 4 families make this year’s holidays a success with our first ever Adopt-a-family program!

 

 

November 18 – Has the ERA made a difference to your organization? If so, please consider giving us your vote for Community Impact! http://sbbcawards.ca/…/electronic-recycling-association-era/

 

 

November 14 – The ERA donated 8 laptops to Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society for their Residential program and Community Housing Program . Discovery House provides integrated residential and community services for abused women and children to enable them to live safely in the community.

 

November 14 – As part of our partnership, The ERA was able to provide Calgary Urban Project Society with 11 additional laptops today. CUPS’ mission is to empower people to overcome the challenges of poverty and reach their full potential, and having an accessible computer makes this goal much more attainable.

 

 

November 14 – The ERA was delighted to make a donation to WHARF Whitecourt Homeless Animal Rescue Foundation in Edmonton. WHARF is a non-profit animal rescue that is here to provide homeless, neglected, abandoned and injured animals with a place to live until they can find their forever family.

 

 

November 12 – The Electronic Recycling Association is proud to have provided the Ability Society with a load of computers. The mandate of the Ability Society of Alberta (ASA) is the provision of quality asset-based services for persons of all ages that are vulnerable or have special needs in the areas of assistive technology, early childhood development, employment, housing, education, seniors issues, community inclusion, community development and independent living. They create social capital and build community in everything they do and as such, are a community tool through which a person with a special need or senior can live with dignity and achieve their goals and aspirations.

 

 

November 12 – This picture shows one of Toronto based Leacock Foundation’s Youth United in Visionary Action (YOVA) groups working on their community action programs. These grade 8 students meet twice weekly to work on leadership skills and community action plans. The Leacock Foundation provides needs-based, educational programming enhanced by technology, to high-needs communities in Toronto and in South Africa. The projection equipment the ERA donated will be used to enhance the YOVA initiative.

 

 

November 12 – The ERA has made another donation to Aunt Leah’s Place in BC. Aunt Leah’s Place is a registered charity that, for more than 25 years, has been helping kids in foster care and teen moms achieve a better future by providing guidance, supported housing, job training and coaching in essential skills.

 

 

November 12 – The Electronic Recycling Association is happy to have been able to help Antonio and his son, Tonito. Antonio became parapalegic shortly after Tonito was born and was faced with raising his son as a single parent with limited mobility as he must now use a wheelchair. Prior to this donation, Antonio had to take Tonito to an internet cafe to do homework. This computer will provide a much more convenient option and will help Tonito with his studies. We wish you the best of luck with your school work Tonito!

 

 

November 12 – We are happy to have helped Family SOS in Halifax! The ERA can make donations in any Canadian province. If your charitable organization needs computers please contact us to put in your request.

 

November 12 – Its time to put more thought into how we throw away our toxic technology:  http://www.techvibes.com/blog/electronic-recycling-association-2014-11-10

 

 

November 7 – Did you know that The ERA is choosing clean, pollution free energy for our facilities? Not only are we reducing our environmental impact—we’re supporting green energy projects across Canada! Learn more at bullfrogpower.com

 

 

November 7 – The ERA was able to provide another donation to the Alex, a Community Health Centre in Calgary. For 40 years, The Alex has listened and responded to the needs of Calgarians by providing primary medical care and housing support. Their mission is delivering innovative and accessible health and social solutions in order to create a community of healthy individuals.

 

 

November 7 – The ERA donated to McMan Youth, Family and Community Services in Calgary. Their mission is to support and encourage individuals and families to achieve their full potential as members of their community.

 

 

November 3 – Our November newsletter is now abailable! http://conta.cc/1pha4EQ

 

 

October 30 – The ERA donated to the Alex, A Community Health Centre in Calgary. For 40 years, The Alex has listened and responded to the needs of Calgarians by providing primary medical care and housing support. Their mission is delivering innovative and accessible health and social solutions in order to create a community of healthy individuals.

 

 

October 24 – Thanks Christina, for sharing our good news story!http://www.thebrightersideyyc.com/…/electronic-recycling.ht…

 

October 21 – Today, the ERA made a donation to the People for Progress Foundation. They are an education based international charitable organization supporting schools and individual students in East Africa. Their mission is to empower individuals and communities in need to achieve sustainability through education, leadership and partnership.

 

 

 

October 20 – These recipients received laptops through the ERA’s donation to Aunt Leah’s Place in British Columbia. Aunt Leah’s Place is a registered charity that, for more than 25 years, has been helping kids in foster care and teen moms achieve a better future by providing guidance, supported housing, job training and coaching in essential skills.

 

 

October 14 – The ERA donated to StepStones for Youth in Toronto. StepStones for Youth is an innovative and dynamic charitable organization that provides high-level skill development support to children and youth who are economically disadvantaged and have a history of trauma and abuse. StepStones operates an overnight summer camp program, an arts program and a co-ed mentorship and educational support program for youth transitioning out of the foster care system.

 

 

October 14 – This year, The Era donated roughly 25 laptops to The Isa Mundo Foundation in BC. The Isa Mundo Foundation is dedicated to supporting small, local and international projects by collaborating and partnering with other not-for profit, non-governmental and community organizations to improve the situation of families and communities around the world. Their mission is to provide assistance and care to children and youth, environmental health and education projects identified by communities. It is with hope that Isa Mundo can make a difference in bettering the lives of those less fortunate.

 

 

October 14 – October is Cyber Security Awareness Month in Canada. How are you protecting your data? The Electronic Recycling Association is offering promotional pricing on physical hard drive destruction (hard drive shredding) until the end of the month! http://bit.ly/1rOQu1B

 

 

October 9 – The ERA donated laptops, LDC projectors and a tablet to Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta. HFHSA is a non-profit organization whose work is based on the vision that every family should have a safe and decent place to live. Their mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.

 

 

October 9 – The ERA donated laptops to SouthWest Communities Resource Centre. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life in our communities by linking people and services together. They believe that children, youth and adults of every age and background deserve to live decent and fulfilling lives in a society that cares about the common good.

 

 

October 9 – The ERA donated 30 laptops to Catholic Family Service in Calgary! For more than 50 years, Catholic Family Service has been serving Calgarians by helping them succeed in the face of life’s most difficult challenges. The purpose of the donation is to provide laptops for the multi-barriered adult students in Never Too late for them to prepare to write the GED Exams. The Never Too Late Program of Catholic Family Service provides academic, social and emotional support at no cost to adult students who want to complete their GED (General Education Development).

 

 

October 9 – The ERA donated to the Aids Committee Simcoe County. ACSC supports people through the day-to-day challenges of living with HIV. They assist individuals in achieving and maintaining the best possible health and quality of life. Through education, outreach and strong partnerships across Simcoe County, ACSC aims to prevent the spread of HIV and reduce the impact of the disease and related issues among the populations most impacted by the epidemic.

 

 

October 6 – We are happy to announce a new development in our partnership with Alberta’s Promise! http://bit.ly/1xiq7Sh

 

 

September 25 – Don’t forget to sign up for the 17th SOHO |SME Business Expo happening tomorrow! Join us for this amazing day to inspire, motivate and drive your business success. Register for a free day pass here with promo code: ERA http://ow.ly/AJnx6

 

 

September 22 – The ERA announces new partnership with Calgary Urban Project Society! View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v8zmyu7CcM

 

 

September 19 – The ERA donated to Women’s Centre of Calgary. The Women’s Centre provides a safe and supportive space accessed by thousands of women in Calgary annually. They offer women opportunities to both receive and provide support, connect with others and build community through a variety of programs.

 

 

September 18 – The ERA provides Muscular Dystrophy Canada with a laptop donation. MDC is a national, non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers and staff who continually work to provide support and resources to clients impacted by neuromuscular disorders while relentlessly searching for a cure. These laptops will help to enhance the lives of two clients of their who are affected by neuromuscular disorders.

 

 

September 15 – The ERA donates to Cubotics, a program organized by TESLA Venture Co. TESLA is a group of high school and university students that organize programs and events for children and youth of all ages to expand their knowledge of science and engineering. One of TESLA’s programs is a LEGO robotics program where children of all ages learn to work with the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics kits. Participants attend a competition called the FIRST Lego League to put their knowledge to the test. The program requires computers to run the EV3 programming software to program the robots.

 

 

September 11 – The ERA donated to Alberta Health Services (AHS). AHS is responsible for delivering health services to the 4 million people living in Alberta. Here, a client of theirs and his wife are happy to receive their new laptop.

 

 

September 9 – The ERA has made a donation to the Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders Inc., a non-profit association of volunteers dedicated to providing support to families and professionals dealing with phenylketonuria and similar, rare, inherited metabolic disorders. This donation will help young client of theirs complete her high school education.

 


 

September 9 – The ERA makes a donation to the Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy Society (CCPL). These computers will help the CCPL promote literacy through awareness and advocacy, specifically their group tutoring and senior outreach and computer education programs.

 

 

September 5 – In Calgary, Bill Locke from The Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, Calgary Resource Unit receives a laptop donation. The Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, Calgary Resource Unit are a local affiliate of TSFC, dedicating to supporting individuals and families dealing with TS and TS+ in Calgary and area. This donation will help a young client of their for a new learning experience and education.

 

 

September 5 – Graham Mulligan of A Better World Canada receives a donation of laptops from the ERA in BC. A Better World Canada is a charitable organization whose mission is to deliver sustainable foundations needed to improve lives, in partnerships with local community leaders, development organizations and government ministries. Their goal is to ensure that the community has the necessities to sustain health, education, water supply, basic agriculture and economic growth.

 

September 5 –  ERA makes a donation to BC’s Amberheart Breast Cancer Foundation. Amberheart is an independent professional and proactive charity focused on creating programs in breast cancer education and early detection by conducting activities targeted towards on the promoting pro-health habits, disease awareness and the role of prevention.

 

 

September 4 – The Electronic Recycling Assocation is having a video contest! For all the details, and to enter, please visit:http://blog.era.ca/calling-all-aspiring-videographers/

September 3 – Bev Nodrick from The Stepfamily Foundation of Alberta receives a donation of laptops to support her organization. The Stepfamily Foundation of Alberta is a not-for-profit based in Calgary, Alberta, that focuses exclusively upon the concerns and needs of stepfamilies. Their mission is to prevent stepfamily breakdown by providing a variety of services to assist stepfamilies address and resolve the difficulties that are characteristic of the stepfamily experience.

 

 

September 3 – The ERA sends out a HUGE thank you to Audrey, Daniel and Natapol, and of course their teams, for participating in our back-to-school collection! We wouldn’t be able to continue making valuable donations to families in need without help from community members like you!

 

 

September 2 –The ERA was happy to provide VisionQuest Recovery Society with computers for their staff. The VisionQuest Recovery Society is committed to helping individuals heal from the disease of addiction by empowering them to make better lifestyle choices

 

 

September 2 – A big thank you to Al Canuel and his team for participating in our back-to-school collection!

 

 

September 2 – The Shuswap Hospice Society supports those who are struggling to cope with death and the associated emotional realities of that process. The society provides grief and bereavement support to the families and friends who have lost loved ones. The ERA worked with Brenda Walch to successfully donate equipment to help clients with day to day life.

 

 

September 2 – A big thank you to Gary Chan and his team for enabling us to collect this large pile of their no longer wanted electronics! This makes a significant contribution to environmental conservation.

 

 

September 2 – Joanna Nica and her team responded to the ERA’s back-to-school collection, ensuring their unwanted equipment is effectively reused or recycled.

 

 

August 27 – The ERA is happy to have been able to assist The Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society through the provision of laptops. This donation will help support programs run by Discovery House that aim to eliminate family violence and empower those affected to live safely within the community.

 

August 20 – Our back-to-school collections have been successful thanks greatly to the efforts of Corey Dale and team, who were able to collect computers and electronics for the ERA.

 


August 20 -Stephen Field is looking quite happy to have ERA collect his computers & monitors.

 

 

August 20 – We are sending out a big thank-you to Jerry McCarthy and his team for filling up a cage with unwanted electronics for us to reuse or recycle!

 

August 20 – The ERA would like to thank Elena Bushell and her entire time for supporting us by hosting a back-to-school collection drive throughout the summer.

 

 

August 15 – The ERA is pleased to announce another donation to the Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta! Daniel Barnett, Operations Manager at the association, will ensure the computers make it into the rights hands. The ERA is delighted with this ongoing partnership. For more information about the Cerebral Palsy Association, or to find out how you can help, please visit www.cpalberta.com

 

 

August 12 – The ERA has launched an Android app! You can now schedule a donation of your old laptop or computers (book a pickup), view donation images, read latest news, and more. Download the ERA (Computer donations and recycling) Android App, from Google Play Store. Apple Iphone App is coming soon.

 

August 6 – The ERA is happy to have partnered with the Calgary Urban Housing Project to facilitate their hardware needs. This partnership begins with a donation of numerous laptops. CUPS’ mission is to empower people to overcome the challenges of poverty and reach their full potential, and having an accessible computer makes this goal much more attainable.

 

 

August 5 – Gary Bain, Dan Bileski, Bruce Gates and other members of the Royal Canadian legion #289 were very thankful to receive equipment to use in their office and to help them complete the great work they do. The Royal Canadian Legion is a national organization committed to our Veterans, their families, and the communities they call home, they offer programs and services for a wide variety of groups on both local and national levels.

 

 

August 1 – The ERA makes a donation to Canadian Hearts and Hands, whobelieve that a helping hand is more effective than a handout. We create community-based solutions that cover health, education, and social support services. Their goal is to create changes that last.

 

 

July 31  – Kristi of the ERA presents a donation to Mandy Dale, Managing Director of Ghost River Theatre. This donation will help Mandy and her team continue to create and present original Canadian theatre experiences that engage audiences by addressing challenging contemporary and topical themes, while emphasizing the personal, human experience.

 

 

July 1 – After struggling with the funds for newer equipment, The Rotary Centre for the Arts is now another happy recipient of equipment to use towards their great cause. The Rotary Centre for the Arts strives to improve the economic, cultural and social quality of life in the community by fostering the participation in, and appreciation of the arts.

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July 2014 – Another recipient Greg Goodswimmer at the Union Gospel mission is a recent Recovery Graduate, he was thrilled to receive his graduation present to use toward learning and excelling. ERA & Union Gospel Mission continue to work together to support new learning in those who are less fortunate.

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July 2014 – The Air Cadets – 103 Thunderbird Squadron had a BLAST showing off their refurbished laptops at this year’s North Vancouver Canada Day Parade. With seeing many smiles here, we’re confident these laptops will truly help with the Cadets mission to promote development, training and growth.

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July 2014 – Lil & Sharon from The Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada – Unit 100 happily received the donation for their golf tournament raffle. They were able to raise $355.00 for the Burn Unit – VGH Hospital.

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June 2014 – The Families of Abuse Society (FOA) is a new charity that helps local transition houses by supplying them with unused, unopened toiletries, small appliances, electronics and furniture. ERA Was able to provide a donations to not only 1 house but to 3, Charlford House for Women, Dixon House and Cythera House as well as their offices. Pictured above, Gloria Munro, Carolyn Orazietti & Trish LaNauze with Charlford House for Women. Press release about ERA and Families of Abuse Society.

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June 2014 – The Langham Cultural Society received a donation of Computers & Laptops from ERA BC to continue to support artists in the Kaslo area. They do this by providing opportunities for artists to show their work, studios at low rents and workshop opportunities.

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June 2014 – ERA Donates to the Salvation Army in Victoria, they offer practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life. Peter is now the proud owner of a Laptop and is happy to announce the start of his Business Computer Classes.

June 2014 – Vancouver Native Health Society (VNHS) received a donation of computers and are happy to finally have their Dental software up and running! They were established in 1991 with a mission to improve and promote the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of individuals, focusing on the Aboriginal community residing in the Greater Vancouver Area.

June 2014 – CommunityWise maintains a beautiful venue that provides offices, meeting rooms, activity spaces, and both indoor and outdoor common spaces for over 60 member organizations. Paul was able to collect and distribute the donations where necessary.

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May 2014 – Lindsay Zacharias of the ERA presents Doug Jones from the Hearts and Hands Foundation with a donation of laptops. The Hearts and Hands Foundation is a not-for-profit registered Canadian charitable organization that assists the Mayan people of Guatemala in improving their health and education while fostering cross-cultural understanding. This donation will assist their volunteers in educating Mayan children, as well as achieving their goal of becoming bilingual to further their opportunities in Guatemala.

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May 2014 – Over the past month ERA has been able to fill donation requests for the SouthWest Community Resource Centre.  The SWCRC assists disadvantaged and distressed individuals from 28 communities in Calgary. Their extensive intake programs, and incredible care shown to their clients makes the ERA very proud to support their program. These particular donations will be going directly to individuals in need – due to several unique circumstances. Marylou (SWCRC) accepts the donations on her clients behalf, from Lindsay (ERA).

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May 2014 –In BC, ERA makes a donation to the British Ex-Servicemen’s Association. The donation is received by Carolyn Crompton, president of the club. British Ex-Servicemen’s Association is a non-profit veterans organization that offers a British style club, contributing special events and assisting many local charities. ERA is happy to upgrade their equipment to assist them in meeting their goals and helping out in the community.

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May 2014 –The Isa Mundo Foundation received a donation of computers from the ERA in BC. Paul Lorilla, director and founder if Isa Mundo Foundation runs an education project in Volcanes Primary School in Mexico, supported by the Roma Kids Organization. They have created a modern learning centre when they are making a great difference in the lives of the children in this program. This donation is part of a larger project where they support children in poverty through education and opportunity.

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May 2014 – In BC, Alanna from the DOXA Documentary Film Festival receives a much needed donation. Alanna has done amazing work for multiple charities in the Vancouver area, and will now have a laptop to continue her great work. The DOXA society exists to educate the public about documentary film as an art form through DOXA Documentary Film Festival, a curated and juried festival comprised of public screenings, panel discussions, public forums and educational programs.

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May 2014 – In Edmonton, Michael of Lansdowne Child Care and Family Centre excitedly receives a donation of laptops to support his organization. The Centre takes care of close to 100 children, and laptops are needed for employees to plan activities and programs. LCCFC is a dedicated team of professionals who are committed to providing quality and affordable child care for children 13 months to 12 years of age. As an accredited child care centre, they ensure that the children are receiving the care that supports their optimal developments in a Learning Through Play environment.

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May 2014 – In Calgary, The Further Education Society (FESA) receives a computer donation from ERA. FESA works with people in Canada who are striving to overcome social, economic and educational barriers. They focus on learners with the lowest levels of literacy and education, and focus on four arms of work: research and curriculum development, facilitator training, community outreach and development, and literacy and parenting programming. These programs are free and offer assistance to vulnerable learners from a variety of backgrounds. Charmaine, Executive and Communications Assistant for FESA receives the much needed donations!

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May 2014 – Doris Borja is a case worker at Discovery House in Calgary. She joyfully accepts a donation from the ERA on behalf of one of her clients. This client is a single mom who escaped from domestic violence with her four children. Due to low income, she was unable to afford computer use for school and general purposes for her and her children. The Discovery House provides integrated residential and community services for abused women and children to enable them to live safely in the community.

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May 2014 – In  BC, ERA completed a donation to Embrace Rwanda. This organization is a grassroots community development partnership between Canada and Rwanda. The initiative stands on four pillars of community development and support: maternal/child health, early childhood education, building capacity through a Vocational Training Centre and a community economic  development/savings and credit program to support development of small business. In Canada, the charity is run entirely by volunteers! The recipient in this photo is Naomi.

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March 2014 – In Red Deer, the ERA is pleased to provide Family Services of Central Alberta with new-to-them computers! Family Services of Central Alberta is a non-profit organization that provides preventative, supportive, and early intervention services throughout Central Alberta. Computers will assist the this organization in providing their services that help members of the community resolve personal, marital and family problems. FSCA provides counseling, home support, prenatal services, and many other family assistive family programs.

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April 2014 – Jena, Outreach Counsellor for the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, accepts a computer donation from the ERA. The shelters vision is to support individuals and families in their efforts to live free from family violence and abuse. Computers will assist outreach clients in their search for jobs, creating resumes and house hunting. Ben Brunner of the ERA presents this donation.

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April 2014 – In Edmonton, Paula from Project International Hope Institute for Human Rights receives a computer donation from ERA. Paula is the President of Project Hope, and has selflessly been giving to the needy in the Edmonton Community for over a decade. Using her own resources, she focuses on basic human rights, immigration assistance, advocacy, and assists in programs which feed and clothe disadvantaged, disabled and elderly Edmontonians.

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April 2014 – Nikki from Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta accepts a donation of laptops for her amazing team of youth leaders. These young cancer survivors are all attending University in the fall, and do not have the means to a computer without the help of the ERA. This group of inspiring teens are part of the leadership program, where they learn about becoming leaders in the community through public speaking, workshops, mentorship and volunteering. These teens are very active in the community, and all complete individual fundraising in order to travel to third-world countries and build homes for families in need. This group just returned from El Salvador and each received a new-to-them laptop to help in starting University.

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April 2014 – Jill from the Bissell Centre in Edmonton received a donation on behalf of her clients. Jill works for the amazing Homeless to Homes Program, which houses the chronically homeless. Jill is assisting one of her clients in transition who requires a computer to work on his resume, job hunt, do banking, and other daily functions. Bissell Centre is housing and supporting 240 chronically homeless people this year, and require continued assistance in order to increase the number of individuals they can house. The ERA is proud to support to Bissell Centre, and the individuals they assist in life transitions.

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April 2014 – The ERA is proud to support CUPS in Calgary, and all of their deserving local clients. CUPS (Calgary Urban Project Society) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families in Calgary overcome poverty. Through integrated health care, education and housing services, CUPS empowers people to overcome the challenges of poverty and reach their full potential. CUPS helps individuals,  families and communities thrive. Computers from the ERA will help a number of deserving clients continue to break through the barriers of poverty and create better opportunities for themselves.

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April 2014 – In Calgary, the ERA completes a donation to You Have It In You Foundation. Vu is the founder of this organization, which is Canadian based and partnered with Zimbabwes Mary Judith Trust. She believes that Education is a basic need and right that every child is entitled to, and that is why she started this organization. After hearing about thousands and thousands of children in Zimbabwe who were not able to attend school due to financial constrains, she decided to do something about it. You Have It In You Foundation ignites hope in the children and their communities, and their message is simple, “Everyone is born for a purpose and your current circumstance does not determine your future.”

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ERA and Catholic Family Services computer donation feature on Shaw TV in Calgary. View our video donating computers and laptops to this worthy cause at this link.

ERA opening up a computer donation and recycling depot in Saskatoon, Saskachewan. Now residents and businesses in Saskatoon can donate, recycle, or dispose of their old and unwated computers, laptops and electronics. Watch the feature on Global TV Saskatoon. ERA opening up a computer donation and recycling depot in Saskatoon

Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) and Medicine Hat Police, with other partners, recently held a data shredding and information protection event in Medicine Hat. Used computers and laptops had their hard drives containing confidential data, removed and shredded on site. ERA will reuse the collected computers and laptops, and recycle the shredded drives. More information on Medicine Hat news website.

 

Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) and Calgary Police, with other partners, had a very succesful hard drive shredding event. Laptop and Desktop computers had their hard drives shredded, before they were send to donation or recycling, in front of the eyes of the donors. Media coverage; CTV Televison, Calgary Sun Article , CTV website article,Beacon Blog, 660 News

 

April 2014 – Saskatoon, Saskachewan, ERA is coming to Saskachewan. ERA is proud to announce we will be moving into Saskatoon. Pretty soon we will have one of our trucks, forklifts, hard drive shredders, and refurbishing centers in Saskatoon. Recycling computers in Saskatoon and all over Saskachewan will be much more beneficial to the community. No longer will old computers be trashed, shredded and melted, before being given a chance for a 2nd life. ERA will work with individuals and corporations to reuse and refurbish computers, laptops, and electronics, and donate them into the local communities in Saskatoon, Regina, and all over Saskachewan. Our new depot location address is 511 45th Street West, Saskatoon. Stay tuned for the grand opening party date.

 

February 2014 – In BC , ERA donates computers to the Camp Kerry Society – a nonprofit organization specializing in bereavement care. This amazing organizations helps families, with a focus on children recovering from the death of someone close to them. Their programs include grief counselling, support groups, camps and retreats, workshops, and other support for health care professionals, teachers and community groups.

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March 2014 – ERA supports the Calgary International Film Festival team with much needed computer systems to accomplish their vision for Calgary. The Calgary International Film Festival is an 11-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced.

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March 2014 – Marylou for the SouthWest Communities Resource Centre of Calgary picks up donations for unprivileged community members in their program. The SWCRC provides many types of assistance programs to a large number of Calgary residents. Presenting this donation is Benjamin Brunner.

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Vancouver – ERA made a donation to the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society, to assist program volunteers in planning and coordinating for their clients. In this photo is Sally Hull, Administrative Coordinator for the BC Schizophrenia Society, and one of their puppets (used in the Puppet Program to educate children about mental illness).

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March 2014 – Alberta Health Services social workers Anita and Melissa receive a donation on behalf a client in Edmonton. The recipient is a young man of 32, who has been diagnosed with Huntingtons Disease and as such this young man has difficulty with communication, particularly with speech, but he is able to type on a computer to communicate. The ERA is happy to provide him with this necessary tool, and make a difference in his life.

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Vancouver – ERA donated computers to the Whole Way House in the Avalon Hotel in BC. The Avalon houses approximately 85 low-income tenants today. One of the tenants, Chris, eagerly utilizes one of the laptops do research.

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March 2014 – In Edmonton, ERA supports  the Senior Citizens Sunshine Club, located in Vegreville, AB. Accepting the donation for this wonderful organization is Dwayne Hlady.

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March 2014 – In Calgary, The Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta receives a donation of equipment to replace outdated computers. The new computers will be for staff use as well as a computer lab for their clients. The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta makes a difference by enriching and supporting the lives of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Through their programs, services and collaborations, they advocate and promote awareness, acceptance and understanding for persons with disabilities to live, learn and work in the community.

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March 2014 – ERA makes a large donation to the Kitchener School in BC. After doing a successful collection drive for the ERA, the school was able to receive 40 LCDs, to replace a very outdated computer lab at the school in Burnaby.

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March 2014 –  72 year old Winnie Pearson is going to University! That’s right, she is attending the University of Calgary as an integral part of the PACER program (Patient And Community Engagement Research). Westview Baptist Church recognized her incredible feat, and now she will have a laptop to help her with her research and studies. ERA Communications and Events Manager, Lindsay Zacharias, is proud to present Winnie with the computer.

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February 2014 – In BC, ERA makes a donation to the Army Canada Air Force – Kingsway Unit #100. This veterans club is very active in supporting charities in the community. Accepting this donation is Debbie Stratton, past club president.