MONTREAL, March 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Computers for Success Canada (CFSC) is pleased to welcome McCain Foods as a new multi-province technology donor to the Computers for Schools (CFS) program. Since 1993, this Government of Canada program has refurbished and distributed over 1.6 million computers to schools, libraries, not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous communities and eligible low-income families.

With this partnership McCain adds its name to the list of national brands that have chosen to support digital inclusion by donating their used technology to the CFS program.

"In committing to donate used technology to the CFS program, McCain will help the program deliver improved access to digital technology for populations in Canada most at risk of digital exclusion, said Toby Harper-Merrett, Executive Director, CFSC-OPEC. For the past 25 years, the Computers for Schools program has provided millions of Canadians with resources and opportunities to build essential digital skills.”

Refurbishment also represents a sustainable solution for donated equipment, while providing valuable work experience to CFS interns who are at the heart of the CFS program. On a yearly basis, the program hires more than 300 youth interns.

“McCain Foods is delighted to donate our outgoing digital assets to Computers for Success Canada”, says Steven Brewer, Regional IT Manager, Americas, McCain Foods Limited.  “Supporting this program is a fantastic way to further our sustainability efforts, while supporting a great cause across our Canadian communities.”

About the CFS program

Computers for Schools is a national program that refurbishes devices donated from government, private business and individuals for use by schools, libraries, not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous communities and eligible low-income individuals.

About CFSC-OPEC

Computers for Success – Canada Inc. | Ordinateurs pour l’excellence – Canada Inc. (CFSC-OPEC) is a not-for-profit organization, established in 2005, supporting the impacts of Government of Canada’s digital inclusion and economic development programs. CFSC-OPEC’s services stand in four pillars - marketing and communications, partnership development, strategic planning, and project management. For more information visit cfsc-opec.org

Contact
Julie Brouard                                                    
Manager, Communications & Partnerships                                   
Computers for Success – Canada Inc.                 
julie.brouard@cfsc-opec.org