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OAK Computing Launched VETS Canada Mobile App for Android Smartphones

It is our pleasure to announce that OAK Computing and Veterans Emergency Transition Services (VETS) Canada have released a mobile app to help more homeless and at-risk veterans in Canada. This app is compatible for Android smartphones and is available now in the Google Play Store.

VETS Canada App 1
VETS Canada App 2

VETS Canada is a federally incorporated non-for-profit organization that has a network of volunteers across Canada who seek out and provide homeless veterans with aid and comfort. Entirely volunteer supported and relying solely on donations, VETS Canada strives to ensure that over 90 percent of all donations go directly to assisting homeless and at-risk veterans. They are centralized in Nova Scotia, while gradually expanding across Canada to be able to help more veterans in need. Read the rest of this entry »

Young Maker: 3D Printer Crowdfunding Campaign Update

3D Printer Young Makers
Our 3D printer Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign has come to a close and wow, was it ever a huge success! Thanks again to all of our incredible contributors and everyone who has shown their support throughout the campaign. Not only did we hit our goal 11 days early, but within the remaining days we went above and beyond our original goal, how awesome is that?! A little over two months ago this was just an idea. Manu Sharma, Obaid Ahmed and Luc Lalande realized the possibility of what an innovative technology like a 3D printer could bring to youth in Ottawa, especially disadvantaged and inner-city youth. Read the rest of this entry »

Young Maker: 3D Printer Community Pop-up Campaign

3D Printer Community Pop-up

It’s a very exciting day here at OAK. Over the past month and a half Manu Sharma, Luc Lalande and Obaid Ahmed have been crowdfunding to host a 3D printer pop-up at OAK. This printer will be used exclusively for community benefit, and will be available for onsite demos to community organizations. The aim was to raise $5400 in 45 days, and 11 days early we successfully reached our goal. The support we have received for this initiative was absolutely incredible. Specifically, the support from the Ottawa community has been outstanding, not that we expected any less! On behalf of OAK, I would like to personally thank everyone who donated and/or spread the word of the campaign. The power of word to mouth is very well known, and we witnessed it ourselves throughout this campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Change a Life with a $25 Kiva Loan!

kiva Here at OAK we love to give back. Not just to our local community, but to our neighbors around the world. Over the past month we have been gung-ho about Kiva! Increasing awareness and memberships of this awesome organization through our OAK Business Group.  Now we have 60 members and have given over 100 loans, how exciting!!

What is Kiva you ask? Well let me tell you! Kiva is an amazing non-profit organization that believes in connecting people through lending, to alleviate global poverty. They are the middlemen that make it possible for you and I to make small micro-loans, to foster entrepreneurship and development around the world. Kiva provides you with the borrowers repayment and business statistics, heart clenching stories and financial goals- all at your fingertips. Read the rest of this entry »

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