The Ottawa Chapter of Computers For Communities is a locally operated not for profit community organization striving to bridge the digital divide in the National Capital Region. We provide refurbished computers, hands-on experiential education, Internet access and job skills training in exchange for community service.

Computers For Communities advocates the use of affordable, reliable and accessible technology solutions including mature Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in order to help

C4C Celebrates Software Freedom Day Ottawa 2012

C4C will be hosting a small get together to celebrate Software Freedom day and raise awareness about the digitial divide in Ottawa. The event will take place in the basement of the Royal Oak Pub on Laurier from 12:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday September 15, 2012. Please RSVP for the event here .

Why would Computers for Communities be interested in Software Freedom Day?

Communications Team Meetup August 2012

If you have some skills with newsletters, copy editing, social media, creative writing, editorials, photography, graphic arts or video then we want you as part of our communications t

Issue 2-1 (April 2012)

Computers For Communities Newsletter Issue 2, number 1 - April 2012 In this issue of our quarterly newsletter you will find the following sections Director’s Volunteer Thank-You 1-2 Annual General Meeting Invitation 1 Where Does Ubuntu Come From? 3 Hertiage Academy 4 Director’s Corner 5-6 Connect with C4C 6 Volunteer Opportunities 7
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C4C Computer Refurbishing Process with Open Source Tools (2.1)

Welcome to the Computers for Communities PC refurbishing documentation. If you have never refurbished a computer then this is your first guide through our particular process. We have standardized it so that everyone performs the same tasks and learns the same process. This allows us to start and start the process at any step for any computer no matter where it is in the refurbishing process.

Newsletter: Volume 1, Issue 2 (October 2011)

Contents: * Directors Message * Our First AGM Was a Success * Handling Hard Drives: The Importance of Privacy * LibreOffice: A Free Office Suite * Success Stories: Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region * Introducing our Social Media Coordinator * Partnership Roundup * C4C and NCF: A Logical Match * Connect with C4C * Donate to C4C Excerpt from Directors Message

Computers for Communities donates 12 computers to Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence in time for back to school

For immediate release: October, 2011 Computers for Communities donates 12 computers to Heritage Academy to help students with dyslexia and attention-deficit disorders Ottawa, Ontario – Computers for Communities (C4C), an Ottawa-based non-profit that refurbishes computers and distributes them to those in need in exchange for community service, donated 12 computers to Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence. The computers will be delivered just in time for back to school and will help students with dyslexia and attention-deficit disorders.

Computers for Communities donates 8 computers to Rwanda Social Services and Family Counseling

Computers for Communities donates 8 computers to Rwanda Social Services and Family Counseling to help the Rwandan Community in Ottawa For immediate release: October, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario – Computers for Communities (C4C), an Ottawa-based non-profit that refurbishes computers and distributes them to those in need in exchange for community service, donated 8 computers to Rwanda Social Services and Family Counseling (RSSFC). The computers will help not only the Rwandan community in Ottawa, but other immigrants, who may not be able to readily access technology.

C4C Site Visit Procedure

This document describes the procedure for C4C computer lab site visits.

Newsletter: Volume 1, Issue 1 (June 2011)

Computers for Communities is proud to introduce its first issue of its quarterly newsletter. We invite to check out the latest newsletter either on-line or a printed copy in the comfort of your home. We look forward to your comments and contributions.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains the responsibilities of Computers for Communities in respect to any personal and private information.

General:

  • C4C will not sell, trade, exchange or otherwise share the personal contact information you provided upon subscribing to this mailing list.
  • In the event that our systems are compromised, Computers for Communities will, to the best of its ability, contact all those potentially affected by the security breach.

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