TORONTO – January 18 2022 – Desjardins and EdCan are pleased to announce that the following 20 schools were selected as the 2021 Desjardins Tech Donation Program recipients:
- Chief Sunrise Education Centre, Hay River, N.W.T.
- Deh Gah Elementary & Secondary, Fort Providence, N.W.T.
- Delaware Central Public School, Delaware, Ont.
- École LaRocque, Sherbrooke, Que.
- École Primaire Champlain, Montréal, Que.
- Erin Mills Middle School, Mississauga, Ont.
- Glen Falls School, Saint John, N.B.
- Ignace High School, Ignace, Ont.
- Molly Brant ES, Kingston, Ont.
- Munden Park Public School, Mississauga, Ont.
- Northumberland Hills P.S., Castleton, Ont.
- Nutana Collegiate, Saskatoon, Sask.
- Oakridge Jr. PS, Toronto, Ont.
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Niagara Falls, Ont.
- Prince of Peace, Keswick, Ont.
- St. David Catholic Elementary, Sudbury, Ont.
- St. Mary’s Catholic School, Barrie, Ont.
- Weledeh Catholic School, Yellowknife, N.W.T.
- Westfield School, Grand Bay-Westfield, N.N.
- Woodman-Cainsville School, Brantford, Ont.
The second year of this tech donation program for K-12 public schools across Canada, with funding provided by Desjardins and administered in collaboration with the EdCan Network, supports schools and students’ immediate need for technology caused by the ongoing pandemic.
“We received tech donation applications from deserving schools across Canada, which revealed the alarming inequities faced by too many students, particularly from marginalized communities,” said EdCan Chair Anne MacPhee. “We commend Desjardins for contributing significant resources for the tools necessary for student success and we’re thrilled to continue to work with them to bridge this persistent equity gap.”
“As schools manage the ongoing shift to remote and hybrid learning, the Desjardins Tech Donation Program addresses an evident need for technology-based supplies,” said Marilyn Horrick, Senior Vice President, Ontario Market, Desjardins. “Being there for our youth has always been a priority for Desjardins and we’re proud not only to award this year’s recipients but also to continue this program and our partnership with EdCan next year to support students’ educational growth.”
Desjardins has committed an additional $100,000 donation to continue this program for a third year and encourages all 2021 applicants to reapply once the 2022 Desjardins Tech Donation Program is relaunched this year.
To review the entire Desjardins Tech Donation program and the list of the 2021 donation recipients, please visit: https://www.edcan.ca/awards/desjardins-tech-donation-program/
About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the sixth largest in the world, with assets of $390.6 billion. It has been rated one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. Ranked among the World’s Strongest Banks according to The Banker magazine, Desjardins has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry.
About the EdCan Network
The EdCan Network has maintained its 129-year tradition as the only national, nonpartisan, bilingual organization representing 110,000 educators across Canada. Our role as an intermediary connects K-12 education systems across the country by producing and disseminating authoritative and evidence-based, yet accessible content that is trusted by educators, parents, and policymakers alike. EdCan aims to improve education policies that heighten equity and support deeper learning (i.e. a combination of the fundamental knowledge and practical basic skills all students need to succeed) and expanding the reach of educational resources in an effort to bridge the research-implementation gap. Learn more at www.edcan.ca or @EdCanNet.
Contact: Max Cooke, EdCan CEO (bilingual)
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