Awards

Awards

Over the years, OPEQ has been recognized several times at national meetings for its innovations by Industry Canada.

1997 – Gold Medal Distinction 97

For outstanding contribution to the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors, at the annual celebration of 1997 for Excellence in Information Management and Public Sector technology.

1998 – Gold Medal

For the introduction of an innovative approach supporting the Computers for schools program across Canada.

1999 – Bronze Medal

For the management of quality

2000 – Bronze Medal

For the introduction of an innovative approach supporting the Computers for schools program across Canada.

2000 – Silver Medal

For the partnership between OPEQ and road transport training centers from Saint-Jérome and Charlesbourg.

2001 – Honorable Mention

For the introduction of an innovative approach supporting the Computers for schools program across Canada.

2001 – Bronze medal

For the recycling component

2002 – Honorable Mention

For the inventory management system.

2004 – Bronze medal

For the partnership between OPEQ and MultiHexa College.

2011 – Gala for the Recognition of student retention

Henri-Paul Pepin, from the Montréal sorting center, received an award for the quality of internships offered to students of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

AQLM – 2011 Excellence Award

Support for innovation and development, corporate category:

OPEQ (Computers for Schools Quebec) recovers 50,000 computers each year from major donors such as governments and large companies. Those devices are upgraded thanks to a hundred of young people in six workshops, to be redistributed afterwards to schools and NPOs. The jury was touched by the fact that these young people are dropouts or have learning disabilities that interfere with their education. The OPEQ program offers them a stimulating work environment that motivates them to return to school or to integrate the workforce with their newly acquired work experience. OPEQ established several partnerships, including one with AQLM who relays the offers on behalf of OPEQ to its associated recreational organizations. This collaboration helped redistribute 1153 computers to 312 organizations between September 2010 and June 2011.

2011 – OCTAS 2011

Computers for schools Quebec is the recipient of the 2011 OCTAS in the IT category for its usefulness to the community.