Computers for Low Income Calgarians

By: The Di  09-12-2011

Computers for Low-Income Calgarians

The Computers for Low-Income Calgarians (CLIC) program provides home computers to individuals and families in Calgary that otherwise cannot afford. Thanks to the many companies, our sponsors, and people like you, this innovative and highly successful

The Di provides computers for low income Calgarians

program has provided thousands of computers to low-income Calgarians. Some of the beneficiaries include single parents who lack computer resources for their children to keep up with their school-work and personal growth.

Your contribution facilitates the development of new talents and the nurturing of increased technology based education for the individuals we are reaching. It also makes possible many wonderful things in the lives of those less fortunate living in our city.

Donate Computers

With the CLIC programs exponential success and the increased demand for computers from individuals and families, more computers are in high demand.

Please help us help others by donating your used computers directly to us. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

To continue to meet demand, the CLIC office gladly accepts donations from businesses, community organizations, and private residences.

We are open 24/7 for computer drop-off donations at our loading dock. Pick-ups may be available depending on the number of computers you can donate.

CLIC Needs List

  • Laptops (Windows XP compatible or higher)
  • Desktops (Windows XP compatible or higher)
  • Monitors (LCDs or CRTs)
  • Hard drives
  • Keyboards and Mice
  • RAMs
  • Speakers


To qualify for a free refurbished computer from the CLIC program, participants must provide proof of:

  • permanent residency.
  • income.
  • their own phone number.

Every free computer includes:

Because of our partnership with Microsoft, the CLIC program is able to provide Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher (MAR) Windows operating system licenses on all computers.

  • Computer tower
  • Monitor, keyboard, and mouse
  • Microsoft Windows operating system
  • Free utilities software

Computer Request Application forms are available at the Information Desk on the main level of the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre.

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CLIC Brochure & Request Form

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