Our mission

To support education, skills development, and environmental responsibility through affordable technology

Computers for Schools Plus (CFS+) is a national program that refurbishes computers and equipment donated from government, private businesses and individuals for use by schools, libraries, non-profit organizations, indigenous communities, students, and more.

Computers for Schools Manitoba (C4SMB) has operated successfully for more than 25 years with continued support from the federal and provincial governments. We incorporated in 1998 as a Non-Profit Organization.

About Us

Several ways you can participate

Supporting community with affordable renewed technology

The CFS+ Program is a national, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada-led initiative.

Apply to receive a device

C4SMB offers free and low-cost refurbished computers to specific client groups to help further educational goals of Manitoban communities. to specific client groups to help further educational goals of Manitoban communities.

Work experience

C4SMB offers a paid internship program and a non-paid co-op option for high school or post-secondary students looking for practicum work. These programs helps ease the transition between education and employment for Manitoba youth between the ages of 15-30.

Interested in donating?

When you donate your electronic equipment for renewal, you keep it out of landfills and turn it into a valuable resource for many of our clients including schools, non-profit organizations, low-income families, students, and more, while helping youth receive hands-on IT training and work experience.

Recycling program

We promote and encourages the proper recycling of surplus electronic equipment. As a registered depot with the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA-MB), we accept items listed on their website and we operates Manitoba's province-wide E-Waste Program.

Our process

To receive equipment from C4SMB, you must meet our eligibility criteria. If you meet the requirements, you can submit an application online or call us @ (204) 988-1790.

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Environmental, economic and social benefits

Why donating your electronic equipment is so important

To make technology available to learners, reduce the amount of e-waste in our landfills, and provide on-the-job training to youth.

C4SMB Highlights

  • We employ recent graduates from various IT programs to test, clean and refurbish equipment as part of our internship program.
  • We provide an average of 5000 refurbished computers per year to eligible clients who may not otherwise have access to affordable technology.
  • On average, we divert more than 500,000 lbs of e-waste from our landfills a year!

Convenient access to products

We now have three locations in Manitoba to serve you

Our main office is in Winnipeg. We have a northern hub located in Thompson, and a new satellite site in The Pas!

We are here to help

Frequently asked questions?

Who can receive equipment from your program?

We provide equipment to a variety of client groups ranging from schools and non-profit organizations, to students and low-income individuals/families. For a full list of who is eligible, click here!

Where are you located?

You can see address and contact information on our contact page.

What kind of equipment do you accept for donation/recycling?

We accept a variety of surplus and end-of-life equipment! From computers, monitors, and printers, to televisions, microwaves, and more! To see what we accept (and what we cannot accept) please head to our donate & recycle page!

What type of payments do you accept?

Payment types we accept will vary by client group. Some client groups are ineligible to pay with specific methods as a protection against fraud for both parties. Your applicable application will state what payments we accept for your client group.
We do not accept credit cards.

From intern to executive director

Welcome statement from Justin on behalf of C4SMB

Justin Menard

Executive Director - Computers for Schools Manitoba

Justin Menard started with the organization as a youth intern under the internship program in 2013. In 2019, Justin stepped into the role of Executive Director for the organization and has since put extensive emphasis on refining the internship experience and expanding into historically underserved regions. Mr .Menard was born and raised in Winnipeg and strives to create equitable access to technology so all Manitoban's can participate in the digital economy.

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