Thanks to funding provided by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada through Computers for Success Canada, Renewed Computer Technology is pleased to be able to provide a free refurbished laptop to Syrian Families landing in Ontario until December 31st 2016 on a first come first served basis. This is part of a larger national effort to aid our new friends, neighbours, and community members in having all the resources necessary to start anew here in Canada. If families require more than one computer, they will be directed to other programs which offer affordable and accessible computers.
RCT will be working directly with settlement agencies across the Province to deliver these laptops in a timely manner, and will provide support with a one year limited parts and labour depot warranty from the date the laptop is received by the family. Each computer will come loaded with a Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office Suite and skill development software.
If you are a recognized settlement agency or non-profit serving Syrian Refugees, RCT is happy to provide one laptop to Syrian families who have landed from December 1st 2015 to December 31st 2016 on a first come, first served basis.
To request computers, contact Adam French, Project Coordinator at the contact information below and review our FAQ.
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CFSC: For more information on this investment on a national level visit https://cfsc-opec.org.
To support this program as a donor, below are the minimum specifications we require in laptop donations to support this iniative.
RCT is seeking:
Duo Core, Quad Core & iSeries laptops with a minimum of 160GB HDDs and 2GB RAM to support this initiative.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
How can Syrian families receive their laptop?
To receive a computer, a recognized settlement agency or non-profit serving Syrian refugees must apply for computers on behalf of any Syrian Family who has landed from December 1st 2015 to December 31st 2016. RCT will verify the organization status against the list of approved service providers provided by the federal government. Computers will be available on a first come, first served basis.
How do I apply as an organization?
Recognized settlement agencies serving Syrian Refugees may apply for computers by contacting Adam French, RCT Project Coordinator, at 905-795-2623, or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application form. Each organization should assign ONE contact person to act as a liaison with RCT.
How many laptops can an organization order?
Organizations should request the number of laptops expected to be delivered over a 4-6 week period at a rate of ONE laptop per FAMILY.
What happens after the application has been submitted?
After an application has been submitted, RCT will review and provide you with an expected delivery date for the requested laptops. These laptops will be shipped directly to your location to be distributed to the families you serve.
How will the laptops be shipped?
Shipping details will be arranged with RCT’s Project Coordinator, as shipping will vary depending on location and number of laptops. RCT will ensure that shipping fees (if any) remain minimal. Contact Adam French (email@example.com) for more details.
Will we need to provide RCT with any documentation after receiving the laptops?
RCT will provide each organization with a reconciliation form to be completed and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org on a bi-weekly basis after delivery of laptops. This form will provide RCT with the number of laptops distributed, and the number of laptops still remaining with an organization. RCT reserves the right to request additional verification to confirm the qualification of all applicants on a case by case basis.
When can an organization apply for more units?
When an organization is carrying less than 5 units, and is expecting to serve more clients, it may reapply for computers. RCT reserves the right to adjust the quantity & delivery time.
What happens if families are in need of more than one unit?
Families in need of more than one computer will be directed to other affordable programs and can contact us directly to receive more information.
Is the laptop covered under a warranty?
All units delivered through this program are covered under a 1 year, limited parts & labour depot warranty beginning from the date the client receives the laptop. Clients must contact RCT, and bring the units to be serviced. Software issues are not covered in the warranty and can be fixed for an extra fee.
All questions regarding the program can be directed to our Project Coordinator, Adam French, at email@example.com, 905-795-2623.
We look forward to serving you!