The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) and its long-time donor Shell Canada have announced that they will be gifting more than 200 recent model computers, laptops and monitors to nine indigenous organizations across Alberta and Saskatchewan. This donation is part of Shell Canada's pledge to contribute $1 million worth of computer equipment to organizations across Canada, which it announced back in November 2017. To date, more than 600 computers, laptops and monitors have been donated to 30 organizations across Canada as part of the company's million-dollar pledge.
The latest recipients are Indigenous organizations and schools in Alberta and Saskatchewan. This supports Shell's commitment to work in collaboration with Indigenous communities in the areas of community engagement, business development, community investment and employment.
"We are delighted to work with Shell Canada to help donate so many devices to deserving indigenous communities," said Bojan Paduh, Founder and President of the Electronic Recycling Association. "We pride ourselves in giving back to the community and are thankful that corporations like Shell give technology a second life. We urge more companies follow in their footsteps and donate equipment."
"Access to information can open up a world of possibility," said Michael Crothers, President and Country Chair, Shell Canada. "We are pleased to team up with an organization that brings technology to the fingertips of learning communities across Canada."