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Thinking about your IT equipment needs? Did you know that OPEQ is an organization that recycles old computers to offer them free, or at a lower cost, to schools, daycare centers, libraries and non-profit organizations. Why do without it?
The challenge of IT equipment is great. Do we absolutely have to invest in new systems? Should we favor a reduced number of computers or can we dream of equipping an entire room, or even several classes? By consulting the organization Computers for Quebec Schools (OPEQ), one can get good advice and guaranteed excellent opportunities, including some completely free full computers, 100 $ laptops, etc. Too good to be true? Hey no!
Complete computers, servers, laptops, screens and printers are among the products offered by this organization created in 1998 with the aim of managing the Computers for Schools (OPE) program in the province of Quebec. As we can read on the site, “OPE is a national initiative, created in 1993 by Industry Canada, and the Telephone Pioneers to collect and repair surplus computers donated by governments and the private sector. These computers are distributed to schools, libraries and non-profit organizations that promote learning. "
To achieve this, OPEQ joins forces with refurbishment workshops aimed at helping marginalized youth through training and social integration programs and offering them practical work experience in information technology. . Present across Quebec, OPEQ has two sorting centers, six workshops and an administrative center.
Consult the OPEQ website, especially their catalog, to know more.
Such initiatives also exist in other Canadian provinces. To do this, consult:
– Computers for Schools (Ontario)
– Computers for schools (New Brunswick)
– BC Technology for Learning Society (British Columbia)
– Computers for Schools (Manitoba)
– Computers for Schools (Alberta)