Print Manager Donates Essential Software to Millennium Learning Centres
05 March 2013
We are pleased to announce that thanks to a generous donation by Print Manager to United Way Ottawa, 15 Millennium Learning Centres (MLC) are proud recipients of this ingenious software which greatly reduces printing costs and waste, while mitigating the environmental footprint.
MLC, a millennium project, first opened its doors in 2000 with contributions from Industry Canada’s Community Access Program (PAC), the Office of Learning Technologies and the City of Ottawa. MLC’s are located in 15 different geographically accessible sites to provide free access to computers and Internet services for the most disadvantaged residents of Ottawa that are at risk of being left out of the technology loop and falling into the digital divide.
Our vision is that every individual in our community have the opportunity to access learning
technologies and supports in a user-friendly location and environment. “To find employment or
to succeed in school, access to a computer and to the Internet is indispensable " says Michel
Gervais, Executive Director of the Vanier Community Service Centre, on behalf of the Coalition.
But while the program remains a vital service to the community (last year alone 49 124 visits
were recorded), funding is increasingly elusive. Subsequently MLC’s are working collaboratively
with United Way to find innovative ways to reduce expenses, “We estimate that our new
partnership with Print Manager will help us address the funding gap by reducing printing
related costs by as much as 50%” adds Michel Gervais.
The VCSC is a member of the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa,
the initiator of this project. Founded over 30 years ago by community members wishing to
establish francophone community services in Vanier, the VCSC offers a wide range of bilingual
programs and services in four main areas: Counselling Services and Community Development,
Family Services, Legal Clinic Services for Francophones and Employment and Community
About Print Manager
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delight people. And we believe in going the extra mile for our users and making the perfect
product. We hate waste and the negative effects on our environment, which comes from a
printer industry geared to sell you more paper, more ink and more printers. They are not
incented to give you control over this waste, but we are. We believe that great technology can
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