The Foundation

Technology Helps Foundation

Technology Helps Foundation is the home of our community projects. As a passionate community builder, the Foundation leads and supports many initiatives aimed at increasing digital equity and eliminating poverty through accessible technology. We believe that technology poverty is a prevalent issue which is hampering our progress in advancing digital equity in our society, and we are working hard to do our part in eliminating it. Technology Helps Foundation leverages the robust relationships between Technology Helps and its partner organizations to deliver programs and initiatives with the highest quality and lasting impacts.


The Bread Project is a mobile app initiative aimed at addressing food insecurity in Calgary. In partnership with esteemed organizations such as United Way Calgary, Vibrant Communities Calgary, the Calgary Foundation, and the YYC Rotaries collective—and supported by the collective efforts of the YYC Food Collaborative working group—we are in the process of creating a reliable, user-friendly online system.

Our platform will serve as a dependable resource for finding free or low-cost food options throughout Calgary. We’re not just developing an app; we’re working to remove a significant barrier that many in our community face daily. Our mission is clear: food insecurity should not impede anyone’s life journey. Through the Bread Project, we aim to empower individuals where they are, equipping them with one more tool to navigate life’s challenges.

Connectivity Initiative

Our Connectivity Initiative will create Digital Hubs where community members can access services, tools and resources to increase their Digital Ability. The Hubs will contain four main areas: Access, Skills, Support and Security. This initiative will help increasing the digital equity in our communities through providing digital access on free devices, offering technology training, support, services and deliver cybersecurity protection.


We partner with iKare4Kids to restore and refurbish portable wireless devices such as iPads and tablets to give them back to critically ill or disabled children who are financially restrained. We want to help bring some joy into their medical journey and hope that it will relieve some stress from their families.

Through this service, we also help to provide those families with a tool to access vital medical information and for the children to continue with their education. This will allow children to remain on track with their education while on treatment; and provide the needed distractions from the stress and anxiety of their medical situation.

In partnership with:

Affordable Hardware Access Program (AHA)

We are proud to be a trusted partner of the City of Calgary to administer and support the AHA program. Through this pilot program, we receive old enterprise computers (laptops and desktops) from the City, diagnose and set up those devices as new to giveaway to equity-deserving households in the Fair Entry program.

Our commitment to this pilot program also includes after-service once the machines are sent out to the families. Every device comes with a dedicated support phone line and email to resolve any assistance requests and ensure that the recipients are fully supported.

In partnership with:

Donate A Device

A lack of adequate computer technology is leaving many community members behind.
Computers and internet access play a vital role in education, health care access, mental-wellbeing, employment while being a parent/caregiver, and countless other aspects of everyday life. By repurposing used technology, we not only help people, we also reduce our environmental footprint.

Learn more about
Donate A Device here.