Student Week Sale: April 24th – May 1st, 2015

Student Week Sale

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NGO Week: April 10th – 18th, 2015

NGO-Week

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Girls’ TechYouth Program Starting Saturday, January 17th!

Our newest TechYouth (girls’) program will begin this Saturday, January 17th at 9:00 a.m.!

Participants will learn about Refurbishment/Computer Building, Software Loading and Troubleshooting, Website Coding, and Safe Computing.

There are still a few spots available! If you would like to enroll your child/teen in the program, please download this form:

TechYouth Girls’ Enrollment Form

Drop off the completed form at 1040 Somerset Street West.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: IT Volunteerism – Solving Canada’s Digital Divide

With Canada ranking 13th out of 16 peer countries in innovation, teaching technology early is key in keeping Canada competitive. Countries higher on the list, such as the U.K. are investing in computer literacy programs, offering tablets and coding classes as early as primary school. Building a stronger and more productive economy is only part of what makes tech in schools so essential. Implementing technology programs for youth doesn’t have to mean turning every student into a future programmer. Other benefits of digital literacy include collaborative student-to-student and student-to-teacher learning, according to a recent Pearson Education study.

The tech and social landscapes of Canada can no longer be separate. Canadian youth can no longer be mere consumers of technology. To stay competitive and productive, Canada’s tech industry must reach out to our youth and encourage them to become creators and interlocutors in the innovation economy.  Organizations like Compu Corps, an Ottawa-based organization which engages over 250 IT volunteers and contributes to over 100 ongoing charity projects, provides an exemplary model for Canada’s non-profit and tech sectors. Compucorps sends volunteers from the IT and tech sector into Ottawa communities for various educational projects, including an 8 week program for low-income kids between the ages of 12 and 15 that teaches coding, programming, computer building and refurbishing, and 3D printing.

An important step in bridging the digital divides is disseminating skills and expertise at a grassroots level. Entrepreneurs and IT professionals are more eager than ever to merge the tech and social spheres by giving back to the local and global community. Since providing learning opportunities in tech may break down Canada’s socioeconomic barriers and strengthen their industries, it is no surprise that tech and IT professionals are enthusiastically donating their time as TechMentors for Compu Corps and organizations like it.

IT professionals in Ottawa  seeking to make a contribution can learn more about monetary donations, volunteering (Tech Mentor) or donating used equipment by visiting http://compucorps.org/

For opportunities to donate technology resources and/or software to charities, nonprofits, and libraries across Canada visit http://www.techsoupcanada.ca

Together, we can bridge the digital divide!

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We received in 2013

Over 2,400 in kind donations of electronics 

Over $14,000.00 raised for Tech Youth

Over 120 Pickups of computing electronics for TechReuse

Over 500 computers reburbished

60 new TechYouth participants

Over 50 charities assisted

37 new TechMentors

Over 800 Facebook Likes

Over 500 Twitter followers

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Douglas Cardinal designing a Community Tech Centre for Ottawa

Douglas Cardinal is designing the technology community centre where Compucorps is going to be part of this new non-profit concept for Ottawa.
The idea is to bring several charities and non-profit organizations to share technological resources for their daily operations with innovative solutions.

DOUGLAS CARDINAL ARCHITECT

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TechYouth boys session video clips 01

TechYouth exemplifies CompuCorps’ involvement in the community by providing youth with the opportunity to interact with technology.

“My first computer job” has been created to provide opportunities for the underprivileged youth to gain practical paid work experience.

Quote  “I will use this knowledge in my college and university may be at school still so at the end of the class get better grades”

Brayden Mcrae

 

TechYouth video clips

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TechYouth boys session video clips 02

TechYouth exemplifies CompuCorps’ involvement in the community by providing youth with the opportunity to interact with technology.

“My first computer job” has been created to provide opportunities for the underprivileged youth to gain practical paid work experience.

Quote “I came to CompuCorps to learn about computer how to recycle, assemble and disassemble CompuCorps really helped me to learn more about computers”

Ahmed Ben-Hamida

 

TechYouth video clips

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CompuCorps Now Offers Cloud Computing

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Donation to summer camp!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Local Nonprofit lends a hand to Day Camp with a lot of heart 

OTTAWA, Ontario (August 13th, 2013) – CompuCorps is pleased to announce that they have donated computer equipment to the Children-At-Risk’s Camp Kaleidoscope. The donation with that of other contributors, secured Children-At-Risk’s 3rd year of their all day summer camp.

The camp offers all day summer activities for children within the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ages ranging from 4-20 years of age. Camp Kaleidoscope has a 1:1 and at times 2:1 counselor/ child ratio to accommodate every child. Giving campers the opportunity to experience summer camp, an opportunity they may not have at other non specialized camps that cater to typically developing children. “Part of our Camp program is to create Memory books using PowerPoint and pictures that are put onto their safety T shirts of their own design — this donation has saved us!” explains Hazel Smith, Children-at-risk project coordinator. For more information on Camp Kaleidoscope, please visit: www.childrenatrisk.ca.

CompuCorps is a high-tech charity that provides technology focused products and services to Canadian charitable organizations. Founded in 2000, CompuCorps has engaged over 250 IT volunteers and has contributed to over 100 charity projects and continues to do so. Compu Corps is a registered Microsoft partner and refurbisher, located at 1040 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, Ontario.

For more information, contact our media relations.

CompuCorps

Zeina Osman
Media Relations
Tel: 613-234-8988 x 155
pr@compucorps.org

 

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Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
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Friday: 10am - 3pm

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