Calgary, April 13th, 2018 – Today, the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) and its long-time donor Shell Canada announced that they will be gifting more than 200 recent model computers, laptops and monitors to nine indigenous organizations across Alberta and Saskatchewan. This donation is part of Shell Canada’s pledge to contribute $1 million worth of computer equipment to organizations across Canada, which it announced back in November 2017. To date, more than 600 computers, laptops and monitors have been donated to 30 organizations across Canada as part of the company’s million-dollar pledge.

The latest recipients are Indigenous organizations and schools in Alberta and Saskatchewan. This supports Shell’s commitment to work in collaboration with Indigenous communities in the areas of community engagement, business development, community investment and employment.

“We are delighted to work with Shell Canada to help donate so many devices to deserving indigenous communities,” said Bojan Paduh, Founder and President of the Electronic Recycling Association. “We pride ourselves in giving back to the community and are thankful that corporations like Shell give technology a second life. We urge more companies follow in their footsteps and donate equipment.”

“Access to information can open up a world of possibility,” said Michael Crothers, President and Country Chair, Shell Canada. “We are pleased to team up with an organization that brings technology to the fingertips of learning communities across Canada.”

Media are invited to attend and cover these individual donation stories with Shell and the ERA.

Date: April 13, 2018

Time: 11.00 am – 12.00pm MST

Location: Stoney Education Authority (1 Morley Rd, Morley, AB, T0L 1N0)

Available for phone Interviews:

  • ERA – Jessica Lifely, Business Development and Marketing Manager (403-262-4488 ext. 5)
  • Shell Canada – media-desk@shell.ca

Available for interviews at Stoney Education Authority:

  • Shell Canada - Colin Anton, External Relations Advisor
  • ERA - Jessica Lifely, Business Development and Marketing Manager
  • Stoney Education Authority – Bill Shade, Acting Superintendent

Full List of Recipients

  • Jumping Pound 4-H Club, Calgary
  • Mihtatakaw Sipiy School, Driftpile, Alberta
  • Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation School, Glenevis, Alberta
  • Kapawe`no First Nation, Grouard, Alberta
  • Alexander First Nation, Morinville, Alberta
  • Stoney Education Authority, Morley, Alberta
  • Sunchild First Nation Education, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
  • Rocky Friendship Centre, Rocky Mountain House
  • Muskoday First Nation Community School, Muskoday, Saskatchewan

About Shell Canada

Shell has been operating in Canada for more than 107 years and employs more than 4,000 people across the country. Our business is providing energy to Canadians and people around the world, and we are one of the few truly integrated oil and gas companies in Canada. Learn more at www.shell.ca.

About the Electronic Recycling Association

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing 'digital divide'. For over ten years, ERA has offered simple solutions to help individuals and organizations prevent operational equipment from premature destruction. With a focus on recovery, refurbishment and reuse, ERA continuously supplies charitable groups with donated IT equipment while securely managing the retiring IT assets of organizations and individuals across Canada. By partnering with certified e-waste recyclers, ERA ensures unwanted hardware never ends up in landfills, even when it offers no further use. Learn more at www.era.ca

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