Can you believe we are already half way through March? That means we are also half way through Fraud Prevention Month, and we have been out at some great events, with more to come!
Secure Hard Drive Shredding Offered at CrossIron Mills Fraud Prevention Month Event
The Electronic Recycling Association, Calgary Police Service and partner agencies are heading to the mall to educate citizens about how to recognize, report and avoid falling victim to fraud
Calgary, AB (March 10, 2016) – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has partnered with Calgary Police Service (CPS) for a fraud prevention month hard drive shredding and e-waste collection for mall patrons and the general public. Visitors will learn the answers to all of their fraud-related questions, and safely dispose of their old electronics. Partners will have items on display to show the public what to be aware of, including evidence that has been seized in fraud investigations, examples of recent scams, an interactive fraud and organized retail crime quiz board and the Better Business Bureau’s scam tracker.
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Fraud Prevention Month: Tips for Data Security
Avoid hanging on to old devices:
Keeping unwanted electronic gadgets in your home or office increases the risk of loss or theft, both of which could lead to serious problems. All of the sensitive information you have on your computer – banking information, social insurance numbers and passwords - is easily recovered by tech savvy scammers once devices are in their possession - your passwords are no match for them. When you get a new device, make sure you drop your old device off to a responsible e-waste processor to eliminate the possibility of your info getting into the wrong hands.
We were thrilled to attend the InspirAct 2016 Volunteer Fair for the third consecutive year this week! The event is hosted by Calgary Christian School and the purpose of the event is to give students the opportunity to meet and interact with various community and volunteer-based organizations.
Throughout the day, students from seven Calgary schools (a total of nearly one thousand students!) are given time to speak with the organizations they may have interest in about potential volunteer opportunities. At the beginning of each session, several students got up and presented their own great experiences with volunteerism to compel other students to do the same.
The Electronic Recycling Association has been providing Grow Calgary with computer equipment to help them ensure smooth operations since the organization's inception in 2013.
Grow Calgary operates an 11-acre urban agricultural farm, and produce grown there is given to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. This program ensures all Calgarians have access to healthy, local food, and it is entirely run by over 4000 volunteers. Donated equipment supports Grow Calgary’s volunteer programs and help its president, Paul Hughes, manage the organization.
January 29 2016
Non-Profit Player in Manitoba E-Cycling Offers Free Community Cleanup Support
The Electronic Recycling Association offers Winnipeg and area community associations free e-waste collection and removal for community cleanup initiatives
Winnipeg, MB — The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has been active in Winnipeg and area since early 2015. They have recently expanded their community cleanup services and are now offering Manitoba community cleanup assistance. Community Associations hosting annual cleanups can book ERA to attend their cleanups and collect residents’ e-waste for secure and environmentally responsible processing. Unwanted items such as phones, laptops, computers, printers, tablets, mp3 players, gaming devices and computer parts are all accepted by ERA.
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ERA 2015 Looking Back
Here we are already half way through January! The New Year is off to a busy start, but before we get too far ahead we want to take some time to look back at some of the great things that happened in 2015. We also wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our incredible donors for their continued support, and our charitable partners for all of the amazing work they do in our communities.