PROGRAMS

TECHMENTOR

A Hub and Portal for Ontario’s Non-Profits


TechMentor provides professional advice and services to Ontario’s non-profit sector. TechMentor acts as both a portal from where volunteers can access a wide range of projects administered by CompuCorps and as a hub through which CompuCorps’ programs can interact.

The TechMentor program helps Non-Profits to be active members in today’s network society by providing:

Research - Finding the needs of other charities and non-profit organizations

Innovation – Creating functional and affordable solutions for their needs

Application - Applying these solutions through volunteer projects and support

Mentoring is a unique way to serve the non-profit community by assisting organizations that need to improve their computer systems, software, and knowledge.

Click here to download the TechMentor Sign-up Sheet


SERVICES


  • New website or updates to existing sites.
  • Recommendations for new software.
  • Coaching through a software upgrade.
  • Assistance on building a database.
  • Training on software or Internet tools.
  • PMI – Project Management


TECHREUSE

Give IT New Life


The TechReuse program is dedicated to providing affordable, licensed, and guaranteed computer systems to charities, non-profits, and underprivileged people. The program also works diligently to help protect the environment by enforcing a ZERO LANDFILL POLICY.

As of 2012 TechReuse has refurbished and distributed over 2,000 computer systems and 70,000 pieces of computer equipment to charities, not-for-profit organizations and underprivileged people in the Ottawa community. Since its inception over one thousand families and one hundred charities have benefited from its program.

With your donations, CompuCorps is bridging the digital divide in our community!


POLICIES


SECURE DATA SANITIZATION: The concern for information security and privacy is something we take very seriously. To guarantee the security of your memory storage devices an audit is conducted by CompuCorps. Our rigorous data sanitization process permanently and irreversibly removes all data.

ZERO LANDFILL POLICY: All electronics donated to us will be assessed for reuse, if any equipment cannot be reused, it will be sent to our related partners who have responsible recycling facilities to ensure proper disposal.

90-DAY WARRANTY: includes support and full replacement.




TECHYOUTH
My First Computer Job


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

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Program Description

The TechYouth – Computer Career Skills – is a program that gives at-risk youth, primarily from Aboriginal and Newcomer communities, practical work experience in an eight-week session led by CompuCorps staff, IT volunteer professional mentors, and community volunteers. The program will offer the youth two different modules of computer learning.


Hardware

Refurbishment/Computer Building: Our mentors will teach students the hardware of the computer; and supervise the youth as they dismantle and reassemble desktops and laptops, giving them a complete understanding of the composition of a computer.


Software

The mentors will allow the youth to start up a computer (desktop or laptop), work with them to determine causes of malfunction and teach the youth how to address and fix the issue at hand. They will also teach them how to load the main software currently used in a personal computer. The youth will learn the basics of HTML coding. The HTML will allow them to do the basics of website design and create their own webpage.


Dates

To be determined.


Availability

Mentors must submit their availability for the mornings or afternoons of any of the eight weeks.

TechYouth video clips

To see more TechYouth video clips click here

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TechYouth-Mentor

TELUS support the 2013 TechYouth boys and girls program

For donating to CompuCorps click here