The Computers for Schools program in Newfoundland and Labrador (CFS-NL) began operation in 1993 with volunteers from the Telecom Pioneers providing all labour and logistical support. Since that time, the program has expanded significantly. In 1999, CFS-NL was incorporated under provincial legislation as a separate non-profit corporation with the official name Provincial Information Equipment Recycling and Refurbishing Enterprises Inc. (PIERRE). In that same year, we also became a Registered Charity under the laws of Canada under the same name.
• To date, CFS-NL has distributed in excess of 45,000 computers to schools, non-profits, and libraries in Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2015 alone, we distributed more than 2,600 computers.
• Since 1999, CFS-NL has provided in excess of 140,000 hours of training to nearly 200 young students and graduates across Newfoundland and Labrador under TWEP (Technical Work Experience Program), Canada Summer Jobs Program, and SWASP.
• Since 2005 we have disposed of more than 2 million pounds of electronic waste just from schools in NL at Environment Canada certified recyclers in Ontario and Quebec. None of it ended up in our province’s landfills.
We refurbish donated computer equipment for distribution to schools and non-profit organizations.
Computers for Schools is not just for schools! It's for any school, library, not-for-profit organization and Aboriginal community that; offers services to improve computer or digital literacy; provides services to improve job seeking and workplace skills;