Since 1993, the CFS program has distributed refurbished computers to schools, libraries, not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous communities and eligible low-income individuals, helping millions of Canadians access the resources and skills they need.
Making technology and digital skills accessible.
“Computers are literacy and one of the foundations of all the community centres. We have a computer lab, sourced from CFS. Without that partnership, we would not be able to have that resource to offer the residents in our communities, to reach whatever goal they have.”
Shaping the workforce of tomorrow through internships.
“CFS refurbishes computers, but it also offers opportunities that allow for social inclusion. That’s the hidden facet of the program. It’s building self-esteem, shaping individuals… Often, it’s giving people a new start.”
Promoting a circular economy by refurbishing e-waste.
“If there wasn’t an outlet like Computers for schools, a lot of equipment would end up in recycling. Servers, computers, tablets, phones, printers — everything is dealt with in an environmentally responsible manner and reusing everything that we can. If it comes through our door and we can fix it? We’re going to give it to you.”
Find the program in your province or territory
The Government of Canada’s CFS program impacts are delivered by independent not-for-profit organizations in each province and territory. Select your province or territory below to learn more about the CFS program near you!