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A client of Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Receives a Laptop

Calgary Region is part of Canada’s most established national mental health organizations, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). CMHA facilitates access to resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience and support recovery from mental illness and addiction. We were delighted to work with CMHA to provide one of their clients with a refurbished laptop. This laptop will help him communicate with family and friends, near and far. He will be able to get the latest news, practice his computer skills and watch TV shows and movies. CMHA Their Vision:
  • Mentally healthy people in a healthy society.
Their Mission:
  • A leader in reducing the impact of mental disorders and addiction in promoting mental health, wellness and recovery through community-based services.
Their Values: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
  • Recovery: They will use recovery-oriented practices in their work with clients.
  • Empowerment: They will empower their clients to be healthy and independent.
  • Self-Awareness: They will take the time to assess how they individually contribute to quality client care and a psychologically safe workplace.
  • Partnership: They will look to grow their programs and services using a partnership model.
  • Excellence: They will look at new work practices and models of care that support creating a culture of excellence in client services.
  • Client Focused: In every decision or action, they will ask how this effort will serve their clients.
  • Teamwork: They will further develop and support healthy teams that contribute to a healthy organizational culture.
If you are an organization in need of IT equipment, please fill in our online application form here.
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ERA to Drop the Electronic Recycling Association Name for the Electronic Reusing Association

ERA, Rebranding their Name to Reflect their Mission Statement

Calgary, Alberta (April 10th, 2018) – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), a non-profit organization addressing the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing ‘digital divide’ announced this morning the business’ rebrand to the Electronic Reusing Association. This comprehensive rebrand elevates the focus on reuse rather than recycle and this will be evident in their new logo and website within the coming months.

The ERA has been in business for over 14 years and in light of their 15th year anniversary which is set to take place in March 2019, they decided it was the right time for a change. Throughout 2018 they will be slowly introducing their new name to the public, hoping to fully rebrand by March 2019, just in time for their anniversary. The ERA’s new link will look like this www.electronicreusingassociation.ca.

“ERA is all about change and expansion. Within the last four years, we have opened up 3 new operating depots and feel it is time for ERA to rebrand,” said Bojan Paduh, Founder, and President of the Electronic Reusing Association. “Throughout the last 14 years, we have named ourselves the Electronic Recycling Association. However, within that time we have had individuals mistake ERA for a recycling centre. We believe in repurposing unwanted and used electronics and we want that to be reflected in our name. Hence, why we feel the Electronic Reusing Association is the right move for us.”

Please visit www.electronicreusingassociation.ca to explore the new website and learn more about the suite of services the ERA offers.

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About the Electronic Reusing Association (ERA)

Established in 2004, ERA is a non-profit organization directed to reduce the environmental impact of improperly discarded toxic electronic waste by offering accessible services to help corporations and individuals manage their retiring IT assets. Through industry-leading pickup, data removal, and reporting/certification services, ERA provides a full-circle solution for e-waste management. With reuse being ERA’s top priority, every item that is received is examined for any remaining productive life and refurbished for reuse. True end of life items are transferred to accredited recyclers where a nil landfill contribution can be assured. The ERA is committed to supporting local charities and individuals in need through the provision of electronic equipment to charities and individuals alike.

Media contact:

Jessica Lifely, Business Development and Marketing Manager

Electronic Reusing Association (ERA)

www.electronicreusingassociation.ca | 1.877.939.2783 | 514.312.6735

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Habitat Acquisition Trust Receives a Donation

Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) is a regional land trust that conserves nature on south Vancouver Island. The ERA was able to donate 2 computers, 1 laptop, 4 monitors, various office phones and accessories to their office. This donation will help with mapping projects and be a great addition to their office for when they hire summer students who will need a computer or laptop to work on. They envision a future where the full array of natural habitats on south Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands is healthy and conserved. While interviewing Jill Robinson, Executive Director of Habitat Acquisition Trust she explained, "Our staff require computers for mapping projects, using spatial mapping software to identify priority conservation areas that we work to protect through land acquisition, conservation covenants and community stewardship activities. The laptop will be very useful for delivery PowerPoint presentations across the Capital Region on land protection, nature education, kids garden and habitat restoration, species at risk and landowner stewardship projects." There are five ways they work to achieve their vision:
  • by increasing the amount of protected natural area in our region;
  • by maintaining and restoring natural areas;
  • by engaging the public;
  • by creating community partnerships; and
  • By ensuring HAT's organizational excellence.
habitat   HAT works in a spectacular part of Canada, being in the south-west corner of British Columbia. The area their mandate area centres around the Capital Regional District of British Columbia, and consists of southern Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands. This is a special part of Canada where the warm, mild climate is home to species and habitats that cannot be found elsewhere in Canada - and some of these ecosystems and species are the most endangered in the country. We wish them all the best for the future! If you are an organization in need of a laptop or computer, please fill out our online donation application here. If you are a company or individual who wants to give back to your community, please book your pickup with ERA here!  
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Centre for Newcomers Receives a Donation of 2 Laptops

The Centre for Newcomers is a key resource for immigrants and refugees of all nationalities. It is located in the Marlborough commercial district in Pacific Place Mall, they serve individuals from all across Calgary. We were thrilled to donate 2 laptops to the Centre for Newcomers. These laptops will be given to two families who have just arrived in Canada. They will be used by the children to complete homework and by their parents who need to revamp their resumes so that they can find a job in Calgary. Centre for Newcomers   Their mission is to support newcomers and the receiving community in becoming a diverse, united community, through services and initiatives that create conditions of success for newcomers and that foster a welcoming environment in Calgary. They vision a community that values diversity, in which people of all backgrounds find and create opportunities to fulfil dreams and participate fully as citizens. If you would like to learn more about this organization, please visit their website http://centrefornewcomers.ca/about-us for more information. If you are a charitable organization who is in need of IT equipment, please apply through our online donation process here.
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Oxford Properties Team up with ERA to Celebrate Earth Month

Partnering with Companies who Invest time Giving Back to Communities

We are delighted to team up with Oxford Properties Group in Vancouver for another year, ensuring their IT needs are met. Throughout Earth Week (April 16th-20th), ERA will be collecting your unwanted or used electronics from different Oxford Properties Group locations within Vancouver City. If you have unwanted electronics cluttering your office or house, please drop them off during Earth Week and we will ensure the data is securely erased and taken care of. Collection Bins will be made available during business hours. Drop-off  locations are provided below: Lobby Bins:
  1. Guinness Tower - 1055 west hastings
  2. Oceanic Plaza - 1066 west hastings
  3. Marine Building - 355 burrard street
  4. MNP Tower - 1021 west hastings street
  5. 401 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5A1
Parkade Cage:
  1. MNP Tower - 1021 west hastings street (Loading Bay off of Cordova)
Our lobby bins will hold the following items:
  • Laptops
  • Phones (Office, Cell and Smartphones)
  • IPads
  • Mp3 Players
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Tablets
  • Hard drives, Tapes, Discs, CD’s etc.
  • Computer Peripherals
  • Switches and Routers
Our parkade cage will hold the following items:
  • Desktops
  • Servers
  • UPS’s
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Photocopiers
  • Motherboards
  • Cisco Networking
If you have any inquiries in regards to our Earth Week event with Oxford Properties Group in Vancouver, please email [email protected] for more information. We look forward to providing this great service to the citizens and businesses of Vancouver.
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Adoption Options Receives the Gift of Technology

ERA donated four laptops and four monitors to Adoption Options in Calgary, Alberta. This organization is dedicated to bringing together children with loving families. Their programs and services focus on International, Private-Direct, and Domestic Open Adoption, while providing support for anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy. They strive to find permanent, loving, stable, forever homes for all children.   This donation will be a major help for their progress in ensuring clients’ needs are met. The monitors will replace some old and outdated ones in their office that is starting to die, one by one. The laptops will be provided to their social workers who spend a considerable time out of town meeting with clients.   Adoption Options While speaking with Jean Mulligan, Director of Outreach at Adoption Options she stated, “We are delighted to receive an IT donation that’s going to benefit our organization tremendously. Thank you so much! This is a wonderful program for charities, as we rely on the generosity of our community to support our work.”   Their Services: • They provide support, information, choice counselling and ongoing support to anyone experiencing an unplanned pregnancy in a caring, non-judgmental environment • They provide support, information, choice counselling and ongoing support in a caring and non-judgmental environment to anyone who is parenting, but struggling and considering making an adoption plan for their child • They guide and support prospective adoptive parents who are residents of Alberta through all the steps of their journey toward creating a family through their Domestic Open Adoption Program, their International Adoption Program, or their Private Direct Adoption Program   For more information about this phenomenal organization, please visit http://www.adoptionoptions.com
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ERA Donates to Women & Children Social Networking

Donating to an Organization Who Invests In Our Community

For more than 5 years, Women & Children Social Networking (WNC-SN) has devoted its energy to empower children, youth, women, and families to have an escape to a place where they can have a voice, fun, laughter and more. Throughout the various programs, they offer they have something for everyone. WNC-SN cares about the social well-being of their children, youth, women, and families by passionately advocating for the under-represented members of their global family. We were thrilled to be able to donate three laptops to WNC-SN. This donation will help this Not-for-profit organization progress in helping women and children achieve their goals. The laptops will be used within their office for general admin work and outside the office for presentations. Women and Children Social Networking Their Mission is to support children, youth, women, and families and provide community-based programs and resources to marginalized individuals. Their vision is to encourage community inclusiveness through dialogue to improve individual’s quality of life. Their objectives include the following:
  • Build community capacity
  • Provide a safe and inclusive environment for at-risk youths, children, and women
  • Provide peer support and informational workshops to youths and women
  • Provide outreach that will connect people to their programs and services locally, nationally and internationally.
  For more information on this fantastic organization, please visit http://www.wnc-sn.ca/home.html
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Pioneer Camp Alberta Receives a Chunk of Technology

Donating Technology to an organization who donates their time to kids

We were delighted to donate 3 computers, 2 laptops, a projector and network switches to Pioneer Camp Alberta. This organization was set up for the purpose of helping children and youth grow spiritually, mentally, socially and physically in a fun-filled and safe place of adventure and challenge.

This donation will increase their office's workability by having faster machines. Speaking with Della Ganske, Office Manager at Pioneer Camp Alberta she stated, “The majority of our computer equipment is old and ageing and needs replacement. Receiving a donation of this nature would substantially increase our offices' abilities to perform work more effectively and efficiently.”

Most organizations have a limited budget that they can dip into. While speaking with Della, she explained, “Receiving electronic equipment donations would also allow us to redirect limited budget dollars to other areas, such as program development for the various summer camps that we run during the summer.”

Pioneer Camp

Founded in 1951, they have been operating ever since as a life-changing summer camp for children and youth. They are committed to seeing young people transformed by the love of God actively at work in their lives. They are part of a network of nine InterVarsity camps across Canada operating under the names Circle Square and Pioneer Camp.

In addition to their summer camp ministry, they also operate as a retreat centre for the months of September to June.

If you would like to learn more about this amazing organization, please visit https://www.pioneercampalberta.ca/ for more.

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Volunteer Your Company at ERA

Are you a Business Awareness Ambassador (BAAS)? Do you have the skills required? Does your company want to help organizations receive donated laptops and/or computers? We are reaching out to companies who are willing to volunteer at ERA!  It's simple, all you need to do is spread the word about us and reach out to companies who want to donate to a worthy cause! Business AAS: Territory will be assigned in advance, along with a form outlining each individual business on the route. Volunteer must get the name and initial of an employee at each business they visit or call. The volunteer will be provided with a one-page flyer to pass on to businesses. Volunteers are asked to avoid visiting businesses with signs requesting no solicitation. Volunteers are responsible for transportation to and from their assigned territory. Volunteers must be dressed in business casual attire with an ERA volunteer t-shirt (which will be provided at no cost by ERA). Comfortable shoes are recommended (running shoes etc.) Volunteers will be provided with a script and FAQ sheet to help them communicate the ERA’s purpose. Volunteers will be provided with an on-call ERA employee’s phone number in the event questions come up that the volunteer is unable to answer. Required Skills and Experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Outgoing, positive personality and friendly demeanour; ability to approach new people with confidence
  •  Presentable appearance
  • Comfortable walking door to door and standing for extended periods of time
  • Minimum age requirement of 16, volunteers under the age of 18 must obtain signed parental or legal guardian consent form to participate
  • Previous volunteer experience with the public will be considered an asset
  • Passion for the environment and giving back to the community!
For more information on this amazing opportunity, contact [email protected] today or fill in the application form here. For other volunteer opportunities, please visit here.
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What are you doing for Earth Month?

April 2018 marks Earth Month’s 48th Anniversary. Individuals all over the world come together through environmental events and initiatives to celebrate this time.

During Earth Month there is a day where we celebrate Earth Day. This Day has become the largest environmental event throughout the world. Over six million Canadians take part in Earth Day activities throughout their communities. It is a time when hundreds of organizations partner and support networks across the country, as they participate in yearly celebrations of this exceptional day!

Earth Day Canada is a national environmental charity which was founded in 1990. They offer many services to Canadians. Some include; free, year-round, award-winning programs to educate and inspire Canadians of all ages, backgrounds, and sectors to reach local environmental solutions. Their mission is to foster and celebrate environmental respect, action and behavior change that lessens our impact on the earth.

If you would like to learn more about this fantastic organization, please visit there site: https://earthday.ca/

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List of events for Earth Month

Moolah For Macros (Open to the facility and families): MacNeil Secondary School: Richmond, BC April 16th to 23rd 2018 Moolah For Macros (Open to the Public): North Park Secondary School: Brampton, ON April 21st, 2018 Moolah For Macros (Open to the facility and families): Rundle College: Calgary, AB April 22nd, 2018 Moolah For Macros (Open to the Public): St. Thomas: Waterdown, ON April 22nd, 2018 Collection Event (Open to the Public): Oxford Properties: Vancouver, BC April 16th to 21st 2018

If you are interested in holding an event with ERA for Earth Month, please contact [email protected] for more information.

 
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