ERA Donates Tech to the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre

By electronic recycling association May 14, 2024

The Electronic Recycling Association recently donated 6 laptops to the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society in British Columbia. This donation marks a significant contribution to the Aboriginal community, addressing the critical need for reliable technology among its members.

The Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS), established in 1963, has long been a vital resource for Vancouver’s urban Indigenous population. For over fifty years, VAFCS has been dedicated to offering quality programs and services that promote self-reliance, responsibility, and prosperity within the community. Located at 1607 East Hastings Street, the Centre serves as a hub for cultural, social, and economic development.

The laptops donated by the Electronic Recycling Association will be instrumental in enhancing educational and employment opportunities for many within the Aboriginal community. In today’s digital era, access to technology is essential for connecting with educational resources, job markets, and various support services. This donation will enable individuals to pursue their goals and improve their quality of life through better access to information and communication tools.

Since its inception, VAFCS has continuously evolved to better serve its community. Initially located on West Broadway and Vine Street, the Centre’s relocation to East Hastings Street was a strategic move to accommodate growth and provide more comprehensive services. VAFCS’s mission is to offer practical tools through socio-economic programs that empower urban Aboriginal individuals, families, and the broader community to achieve success and prosperity.

To learn more about the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society and their impactful initiatives, please visit their website.

If you want to make a difference to both people in need, and the environment, then it’s time to start electronic recycling with the ERA. And it’s not as difficult as it seems. We here at the Electronic Recycling Association have made it easy for everyone. If there is any electronic device – cell phone, tablets, laptop – that you want to donate, we will take it off your hands.

You can either drop it off at one of our depots located across Canada or we can organize a pick-up at a time that suits you. It’s that easy!

Call us at 1-877-9EWASTE to see if you are eligible for a free pickup.