“Contributions to all sectors of the economy depend on our ability to access, adopt and integrate digital technologies, connect to the Internet and develop the digital skills that have become an essential part of economic participation.”
As a participant in the Youth Employment Strategy, ACFS has also been able to provide hundreds of young people with valuable technical work experience.
“As the program continues to grow, it relies more than ever on support from public and private technology donors,” added Ms. Cope. Historically, one-third of the computers refurbished by the program have come from the federal government, one-third from the provincial government, and one-third from the private sector.
About Computers for Schools Plus
Computers for Schools Plus (CFS +) is a national, partnership-based program that refurbishes digital devices from government, private companies, and individuals for use in schools, libraries, nonprofits, indigenous communities, and eligible low-income individuals. This program is funded by the Government of Canada.