About

Free Geek Toronto’s History

Free Geek Toronto launched in 2009 in the Junction as a completely volunteer-run, non-profit organization. In 2011, we began running our operations as a not-for-profit employment social enterprise. In 2014, our offices moved to the heart of West Queen West, where we continue to operate today.

Our Mission

As a not-for-profit employment social enterprise, we promote social and economic justice, focusing on marginalized populations in the Greater Toronto area by:

  • Proactively seek out unwanted electronics, refurbish computers, and re-sell them at accessible prices alongside other technology.
  • Believe in using Free and Open Source Software as part of a circular economy business model.
  • Ethically recycle items only when they cannot be reused or refurbished.
  • Using the operations of our enterprise to provide hands-on opportunities for learning and training.

Our Vision

To make our community a place where everyone has access to technology and where electronic waste is disposed of responsibly, safely, and ethically.

 

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