About One Laptop per Child Canada
One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Canada is a registered non-profit organization that enhances education for Indigenous students by providing accessible technology that is rich in cultural content. Since 2010, we have provided technology to over 15,000 Indigenous students in 70+ communities from coast to coast to coast.
You can help!
Donate to OLPC Canada today and help bridge the gap by connecting Indigenous students to child friendly technology that is rich in educational and cultural content.
All donations make a significant impact. The cost to provide access to technology for 1 student is $150.
Please note that OLPC Canada is a registered non-profit rather than a registered charity, and we are therefore unable to provide charitable tax receipts at this time. We are currently exploring partnership opportunities in this area. Please check back for updates.
Why invest in technology for Indigenous students?
Indigenous youth face a myriad of challenges, from high levels of poverty (40% higher than the Canadian population overall) to systematic underfunding of education (30% less funding per student on-reserve than off-reserve). As a result, more than 50% of on-reserve schools report lack of student access to technology as a core challenge (Assembly of First Nations).