We are now accepting applications for our Second Round of Computer Donation Program, it closes on Tuesday February 28, 2023.
Recipients will be contacted by March, 15, 2023.
The Computer Donation program bridges the digital divide that exists within our community.
Success Accelerator is donating computer devices for FREE to young adults between 16-29 years of age who in the Greater Toronto Area who is in need to enhance their access to computer technology.
Submitting multiple entries may hinder your application.
No phone calls, instant message, or emails expressing your need for a computer please, it may hinder your application. Questions can be emailed to hello [at] joinsa.ca.
Tip: For the application, you'd want to tell us how being a computer recipient would make a greater net impact for YOU, not the importance of bridging the digital divide.
Applicant must use their own email address.
*Parents/Guardians/Social Workers, you may include your email address in the last question if you'd like (and we'll copy you in future communications), but you cannot apply on behalf of the youth with your email address.
Eligibility: Young adults 16-29 residing within the Greater Toronto Area. Priority will be given to those that need it the most, making the greatest net impact on their lives, and will participate in Success Accelerator or our community partner's programs.
It is a requirement to share with us every six month how you benefitted from having the computer every 6-months so we can continue to build the program and continue getting more computers for more young people.
WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR?
Youths 16-29 years old in the GTA
Do not have consistent access to computer technology
HOW WOULD IT BENEFIT YOU?
Increased economic development
Greater income potential and lower unemployment rates
Reduced food and health vulnerabilities
Improved access to government services
Greater ability to keep in touch with others
Improved access to news and other information and resources
Enhanced educational opportunities
Greater access to financial services
Got questions? Email us at hello [at] successaccelerator.ca
Please do not call, we are a volunteer-run organization and do not have the capacity to answer calls.
Laptop Pick-Up Information
Location: Fairview Library
Date: Sunday April 2, 2023
Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Photos of some of the recipients
from the first round of the Computer Donation Program
Q: Will I get a laptop?
A: With over 5000 applicants in the first round, we anticipate that not applicants will receive one.
The best way to stay connected is to participate in Success Accelerator programs that you’re interested in and level up yourself while getting to know the team.
Q: How is the recipient chosen?
A: Our mission is to serve youth aged 16-29 residing within the Greater Toronto Area. Priority will be given to those that will create a greater net impact on their lives. Recipients will be notified through the contact details they provided in their application should they be one of the chosen recipients.
Q: Do I get to keep the laptop? Or do I have to return it?
A: Recipients of the computer laptop will get to keep it. We ask that they report how they benefited from it every 6 months so that we can measure impact and continue building the program and get more computer from funders and supporters!
Q: What type of computer devices are being donated?
A: The computer devices are refurbished. Most of the laptops specs listed below, we also anticipate desktops being Dell and iMac.
Model: EliteBook 840
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5300U CPU @ 2.30 Ghz
RAM: 8.00 GB
System-type: 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Q: If I am chosen, how where do I pick up the computer?
A: We will be hosting workshops on Sunday April 2, 2023 at Fairview Library. Computer recipients are welcome to attend the workshop as well as picking up their computer then.
Q: Did I get a laptop?
A: If you are a recipient of one of the computer laptops, you will be notified by March 15, 2023. If you did not receive notification it is likely you didn't make the shortlist. However, some folks we contact are non-responsive, as such, those application will null and void.
Q: I didn't hear back after I applied, what's going on?
A: We got many incorrect email addresses that are coming back as not delivered. We try to correct as many email addresses as we could. The other reason is because we have over 5000 applications, just sending out the communication is taking several days as we are hitting our daily limits. Thank you for being patient with us as we are working through this.
Q: I am under 16 year old/over 29 year old/not in the Greater Toronto Area, can I still get a laptop?
A: Our mission it to serve youth aged 16-29 residing within the Greater Toronto Area. Those that falls outside of the population we serve will not be eligible to receive a computer laptop from our program.
We may or may not be able to refer you to other resources based on your demographic. We wish you all the best!
Computer Program Team
Interim Computer Program Director
Selection Committee Member
Selection Committee Member