On Tuesday, May 31st, RCT joined CultureLink in downtown Toronto at a Donor and Volunteer Recognition event to celebrate the success of the Donation Distribution centre launched 6 months ago. Over the last 6 months, 554 families and 2182 refugees (2046 are Syrians) were welcomed at CultureLink’s #RefugeesWelcome Donation Distribution Centre.
As with any project impac...
Earth Day is back! RCT is celebrating by spending a day with the United Nations Association in Canada, Toronto Branch (UNACTO) to inspire youth to think globally and act locally to take action on climate change.
The event will feature leaders from the government, local community, academia, and private sectors through an exhibit of art and environmental initiatives,...
March 14 2016 - Toronto, ON
Renewed Computer Technology (RCT) is pleased to share that the Honourable Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development has announced Canada’s investment to provide computers for Syrian Families as part of the National #WelcomeRefugees initiative through Computers for Success Canada (CFSC).
Through Computers for Success Ca...
As we wrap up Family Day here in Ontario, RCT would like to celebrate the many families who we have had the opportunity to share joy with when they receive, for some, their very first personal computers. Family day is an important time to cherish loved ones, and to stop and reflect on the many blessings we have right in front of us.
When we think about comput...
December 15 2015
With just a few days left before students go home for the Holidays, RCT has delivered another 118 computers across 4 schools—Brian W. Fleming, Queen Street, Thorn Lodge, and Clark Blvd, as part of Peel DSB’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. This is the third delivery of computers over the past two years, seeing a grand total of...
December 1st 2015 - Giving Tuesday
Today marks Giving Tuesday. A day to celebrate and remember that while we shop for our friends and family, this is also the season for giving back to our communities. For the first time ever, Mississauga has launched a local giving movement, named #SaugaGives. RCT is happy to be a partner charity in today’s festivities and join th...
National Science and Technology Week – October 16th to October 25th
Last week celebrated the role that Science and Technology plays in Canada’s economy, as well as educating youth on the many pathways that exist in these sectors. This week we are sharing the impacts technology has played in the lives of students and youth.
Providing youth access to kn...
August 20 2015 - Peel board schools receive donation of 62 computers from Renewed Computer Technology
The Peel District School Board has received a donation of 62 computers from Renewed Computer Technology (RCT). Clark Boulevard and Sir Winston Churchill public schools will receive these computers at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year to help boost 21st centu...
June 5, 2015 – Today, Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, and John Carmichael, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, underscored the importance of this program for Ontario:
Since 2010–11 Computers for Schools Ontario has delivered over 67,000 refurbished computers and employed 296 local youth in internship positions throughout the p...
May 5th-8th 2015, Niagara, Ontario - RCT partners with DSBN and Brainspace at the 2015 CONNECT Conference
Renewed Computer Technology and the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) worked in partnership with a start-up company in Waterloo called Brainspace Magazine to engage students to produce technologically enhanced projects at the 2015 CONNECT conference. Groups o...
March 10, 2015 - Clark Boulevard PS helps nearly 60 families to receive renewed computers. As part of the partnership RCT has with Peel District School Board, RCT helps their schools to gain access to the technology they need.
The delivery is part of an ongoing partnership between the Peel DSB and RCT to help close the digitial divide in schools, and give students acce...
September 24, 2014 - Global News Hour features RCT Youth Interns
RCT was featured on Global News Hour. The feature focused on RCT Youth Interns` experiences working here in order to secure meaningful employment. Susan Hay also asks CIBC why they chose to donate to RCT.
MISSISSAUGA – There is an organization in Mississauga that not only offers free computers to...
June 6, 2014 - Industry Canada’s Minister James Moore announces renewed funding for Computers for Schools program.
"My colleagues across Canada and I are thrilled with the renewed mandate, which allows us to continue our work to support schools, provide youth training and preserve our environment. We are able to achieve enormous benefits for Canada in a myriad...
March 5, 2014 - “We’re excited to empower students with the tools they need to succeed in today’s knowledge-based economy,” says Shauna McCaffrey, executive director, RCT. “This partnership will not only foster digital literacy, it supports RCT’s youth employment programs and environmental leadership through the renewal of technology.
November 21, 2013 - CFS 20th Anniversary Celebration
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Computers for Schools is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! #CFS20
The Computers for Schools (CFS) program has thrived under the leadership of Industry Canada over the last 20 years and we think it’s time to celebrate! Computers f...
June 5, 2013 - A new art and technology centre for youth has opened in Malvern thanks to partnership between the City of Toronto, Toronto Public Library and East Metro Youth Services (as operator of the ProTech Media Centre - funded by Microsoft and Renewed Computer Technology).
“Today is a great day for our young people," said JoAnne Doyle, Senior Vice Pres...
August 24, 2011 - The Welland Tribute writes about the success of the RCTech OUTREACH program launched at RCT to help low-income learners get access to quality, refurbished technology.
WELLAND - Preparing to go back to school can be both exciting and expensive.
Purchasing items for the new school year, including new technology, is a luxury that not all parents can aff...
April 26, 2010 - The Honorable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today delivered the one millionth refurbished computer donated by the Computers for Schools program at a local Ottawa school.
Industry Canada took the opportunity to thank many of the Computers for Schools partners, computer donors and CFS operators right across the country.
The Computers for Schools pr...
April 23, 2010 - Niagara`s Earth Day e-Roundup helps collect surplus technology from 67 unique donors to refurbish for use in local schools and charities.
WELLAND - Computers, monitors and printers were stacked on skids all Earth Day long on Hagar St. when Renewed Computer Technology had its doors open to accept used electronics for it its spring e-Roundup.
RCT manager ...
July 23, 2009 - Welland Tribune Features RCT Niagara`s eRoundup efforts, an event designed to promote the proper recycling/reuse of technology by allowing local residents to drop off their surplus tech items.
NIAGARA - In a perfect world, you could drag your whole computer into the "trash" file when it became obsolete and the technology that created the comp...
June 3, 2009 - The Environmental Partner Award was presented to Service Canada / HRSDC in recognition of their leadership role in mitigating the harmful impacts of e-waste on human health and the environment.
Service Canada / HRSDC not only donates computers to support RCT’s reuse programs but has also taken valuable measures to ensure that all of their ICT e...
May 5 & 6, 2008 - Renewed Computer Technology (RCT) co-hosted the 5th International Computer Refurbishers’ Summit (ICRS) with TechSoup and PC Rebuilders and Recyclers, on May 5th & 6th, 2008 in Toronto.
ICRS 2008 focused on the “Triple Bottom Line” aspects of electronics refurbishing: Social, Economic & Environmental (S.E.E.).
Industry leaders f...
September 29, 2007 - RCT’s first free Community Computer Drop Off Day was on Saturday September 29, 2007.
The RCT E-ROUND UP was a phenomenal success thanks to the dedicated support of TELUS, GEEP and RCT volunteers.
Almost 100 Mississauga companies and local residents took part in the day. We are very fortunate to have this kind of support right in the comm...