Help us close the digital divide.

CBABC is partnering with Electronic Recycling Association to collect and refurbish previously used laptops, computers, smartphones and more. These will be distributed to remote and Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia to help residents access court services, lawyers and the justice system.

No matter where you are located in BC, Electronic Recycling Association can help co-ordinate your donation. This may include drop off, pick up or free shipping.

Collections take place April 11 to May 20.

ARRANGE A DONATION

Donated items are treated with care. Laptops, computers and handheld devices will be refurbished by ensuring all data is wiped from hard drives and installing new operating systems. Certifications are available upon request. Learn more and view the full list of eligible items.

Who’s Getting Left Behind?

Many British Columbians living in remote communities lack access to reliable high-speed internet. Some do not have an email address or know how to get one. Others lack access to the basic digital tools — computers, webcams, microphones — needed to participate in virtual hearings.

Related Reading:

CBABC Submission: Who’s Getting Left Behind? The Impact of the Ongoing Digital Transformation of the Court System on Access to Justice in British Columbia

No Turning Back: CBA Task Force Report on Justice Issues Arising from COVID-19

Legal Aid BC: Achieving Digital Equity in Access to Justice