The kids@computers Scholarship Project awards computers and Internet access to children of low-income families in Toronto.
This project is an innovative and successful partnership between various City of Toronto divisions and non-City organizations.
This unique scholarship project has two goals:
- to provide children from low-income families with home computers, giving them the chance to share the opportunities that kids in many other families enjoy, and
- to help children gain the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to succeed in today's world.
If you represent an organization and want to help, find out how to become a sponsor.
Awards and successes
Over the years, this project has been consistently recognized within the public sector for leadership and innovation.
Awards presented to the kids@computers Scholarship Project include:
- Finalist for the 2009 I.P.A.C./Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Award
- The 2008 Ontario Showcase Merit Award
- The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) 2005 Willis Award for Innovation for a municipality with a population over 20,000
- The Public Sector Quality Fair (PSQF) 2004 Silver Award
- Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) 2004 Community IT Hero Award
- The Industry Canada LibraryNet Award for Best Practices in 2002: Innovative Internet Use in Canadian Public Libraries