Computers for Schools Yukon (CFSY) is a national, federal government-led program that operates in cooperation with all provinces and territories, the private and volunteer sectors. The program collects, repairs and refurbishes donated surplus computers from government and private sector sources and distributes them free to schools, non-profit organizations and libraries throughout Canada.
CFS was co-founded in 1993 by Industry Canada and the Telephone Pioneers the largest industry-related volunteer organization in the world. Computers for Schools contributes to the government’s Connecting Canadians initiative.
Since its inception, CFS has provided more than 1 000 000 computers to schools and libraries in all provinces and territories. In addition to coordinating computer donors and recipients, CFS oversees close to 60 repair and refurbishing centers throughout Canada, where surplus computers are cleaned, refurbished and prepared for delivery. Workshops are staffed by youth interns, coop students and volunteers, including current and retired telecommunications professionals.
Computers for Schools Yukon is partnered with Raven Recycling Society to further our environmental efforts. The recycling depot in the Raven Recycling Society helps by acting as our public computer drop off site. Their depot accepts the equipment as well as collects the fees for processing everything that is dropped off. For a list of possible fees, see our Donate page in the navigation menu at the top.
Our main objective is to take computers that still have a fair amount of life in them, fix them up, and provide them to people and organizations who otherwise wouldn’t have access to this equipment. If you have equipment that is in great condition and is still very usable, please check out Our Wishlist to see what we’re looking for. We can possibly work out a deal to accept it at our shop for reuse.