About Us

Our Mission

"To support Education, Skills Development, and Environmental Responsibility through Affordable Technology."

We accept donations of surplus and end-of-life digital devices from government, business and private individuals. Youth are employed under a paid internship program to renew the devices and in turn, gain valuable hands on experience and develop crucial soft skills. Devices that cannot be renewed or re-purposed are properly recycled within Canada. Renewed equipment is supplied to various client groups within Manitoba for free or low cost.

C4SMB provides an average of 5000 renewed devices per year to eligible clients who may not otherwise have access to affordable technology. On average, we divert anywhere between 250,000lbs-500,000lbs from our landfills annually.

We employ Manitoban youth between the ages of 15-30 to test, clean and renew equipment as a part of our paid internship program. We also operate an unpaid co-op placement program in collaboration with high school and post-secondary institutions to provide students with a well rounded educational experience.

Please see Intern Program and Co-op Program for more information.

Computers for Schools - Manitoba

Computers for Schools Manitoba (C4SMB) was co-founded in 1993 by Industry Canada and the Telecom Pioneers to refurbish computers and related equipment donated by governments, private enterprise and individuals. These computers are distributed across Manitoba to schools, libraries, non-profit organizations, indigenous communities, and more.

C4SMB has operated successfully for 30 years with the continued support of the federal and provincial governments. We incorporated in 1998 as a non-profit organization. Since incorporation, we have launched a secondary location in Thompson to support those in the northern and remote Manitoban communities, and have recently

When we started, C4SMB employed one staff member, working in a space the size of a small conference room. The organization has evolved to employ seven full time staff and an average of 16 interns and co-op students at any given time across all locations, with Winnipeg being our largest warehouse, Thompson being our first fully functional northern gateway, and The Pas being our first satellite site!

As our capacity grew, so did our ability to recycle more e-waste. In 2012, C4SMB became a registered and certified recycling depot with ERPA-MB and is now one of
EPRA-MB's largest sites, open year-round, in Winnipeg.

Computers for Schools - National Program

C4SMB is the provincial affiliate of the National Computers for Schools Plus (CFS+) program. Affiliates across the country renew devices donated by government, private enterprises and individuals for use by schools, libraries, non-profit organizations, indigenous communities and more.

For more information on the National program and other Computers for Schools located throughout Canada, please visit Industry Canada: www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cfs-ope.nsf/eng/home

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