CFSC-OPEC Celebrates Canadian Tire Corporation’s Support of the Computers for Schools Plus Program and $1.25M Donation of Refurbished Technology
Computers for Success Canada (CFSC-OPEC) is pleased to announce that Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) is joining its CEO Pledge. CTC is donating 11,000 end-of-cycle devices, equivalent to $1.25M worth of refurbished technology to underserved communities across Canada over the next three years through Computers for Schools Plus, a Government of Canada program that refurbishes digital devices for redistribution to schools, libraries, not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous communities and eligible low-income households.
“By joining the Computers for Schools Plus (CFS+) program and prioritizing reuse over recycling, CTC will reduce carbon emissions and help provide people in Canada with the skills and tools to participate in our digital economy,” said Toby Harper-Merrett, Executive Director, CFSC-OPEC.
CTC’s participation in the CEO Pledge will positively impact communities and help grow the CFS+ program to shape digital equity in Canada by providing youth with affordable devices, employment opportunities, and essential digital skills.
“Canadian Tire Corporation is proud to partner with CFSC-OPEC and the CFS+ program to provide Canadians with equal access to reliable technology and the opportunities it offers,” said Greg Hicks, President and CEO of Canadian Tire Corporation. “Supporting CFSC-OPEC’s work to bridge the digital divide and position Canadians for success in today’s digital economy and their future jobs is one of the many ways that Canadian Tire is working to strengthen the communities as part of our brand purpose to Make Life in Canada Better.”Close Press Release