Christmas Came Early for Three Charitable Organizations within Ontario
The Alex: Making Their Clients Happy Through Technology
We were delighted to work with Nancy Cantin de Guerrero, Client Support Specialist with The Alex to provide a donated laptop to one of their clients. The client is from El Salvador and she is 82 years old. Some of her family live abroad and she finds it hard to keep in contact with everyone. This donation will help her connect on a regular basis with her family and her friends.
ST. GERARD’S SCHOOL: CREATING A FOUNDATION FOR THE CHILDREN OF TOMORROW
We were thrilled to donate 4 non-functional desktops to one of Calgary Catholic School District’s schools known as St. Gerard’s School. St. Gerard’s School have partnered with Summit Kids before and after school program to create a club called The Technology Club. This club consists of a group of 15 children who share the same love for technology as ERA.
City of Warman - "Call it a Clean Home"
On October 14th, ERA will be onsite at the City of Warman's Community Cleanup. ERA has volunteered to collect, remove and process any unwanted electronics brought in by the community. On the day we will be present with companies like Green for Life and Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan.
Foster Parent Appreciation Month- Donating to a Cause that Cares!
We were thrilled to donate a laptop to the Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society. Every year the Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society expresses gratitude and admiration to the Foster Parents they work with for their commitment to the babies, children, and youth from their community. Occasionally they provide care for short periods of time but every now and then they are with the family until the age of majority and some become permanent members of the family.
On September 30th, ERA has the pleasure of partnering with Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre and The Samaritan Club on a community garage sale and community cleanup.
We are extremely pleased to announce that ERA, namely our Founder, Bojan Paduh, has been announced as a finalist for the 25th annual Emerald Awards in the Not-for-Profit category!
The Emerald Awards recognize and celebrate environmental excellence achieved by individuals, not-for-profit associations, large and small corporations, community groups and governments from across Alberta. Since 1992, the Emerald Awards has recognized over 475 finalists and 280 recipients who have demonstrated creative thinking and innovation in environmental management systems, technologies and education programs. The 25th Annual Emerald Awards will be presented on June 8, 2016 at Telus Spark in Calgary.
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.