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Best Buy, Samsung and Google provide technology upgrade grant for Canadian schools

Twenty-three schools to receive support for new technology to engage and inspire learning on behalf of Best Buy Canada and in partnership with Samsung and Google

BURNABY, BC – Today Best Buy Canada announced twenty three elementary and secondary schools will receive a combined $230,00 in funding for tech-based improvements through the Best Buy School Tech Grant program. Best Buy says that “Through these grants students will have access to more engaging and efficient technology intended to motivate their learning and set them up for success in their future educational endeavors.”

“We know the past two years have been challenging for educators and students alike, and we have seen first-hand how important technology can be for schools. The applications we received emphasized the significant role technology plays in engaging students and setting a strong foundation for their future. We’re proud to support educators in opening doors for their students”.

Karen Arsenault, Best Buy Canada’s Social Impact Manager

For the second year in a row Best Buy Canada has teamed up with Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow program, and new this year, Google has joined the initiative. Through this partnership, Samsung and Google have selected two schools to provide them each with 45 Samsung Chromebooks to enhance their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.

“In today’s continually evolving learning landscape, technology is critical to helping students connect, collaborate and thrive with their peers and educators. We are pleased to continue our partnership with Best Buy Canada and provide students and teachers with innovative technology that will enhance their programs and boost students’ interest in STEM learning.”

Jennifer Groh, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing and Citizenship, Samsung Canada

The schools receiving a Best Buy School Tech Grant are:

Elementary Schools

  • Bishop Klein Community School – Saskatoon, SK
  • Central Spryfield Elementary School – Halifax, NS
  • Danforth Gardens P.S. – Scarborough, ON
  • Eatonville Junior School – Toronto, ON
  • École de l’Harmonie-Jeunesse – Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, QC
  • MS Hetherington Public School – Windsor, ON
  • Our Lady of Fatima – Calgary, AB
  • Pringle Creek Public School – Whitby, ON
  • Qaqqalik School – Kimmirut, NU
  • Squiala Elementary School – Chilliwack. BC
  • St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Elementary School – Halifax, NS
  • St. Theresa School – Wabasca, AB
  • Suwilaawks Community School – Terrace, BC

Secondary Schools

  • Attagoyuk Ilisavik – Pangnirtung NU
  • Dalhousie Regional High School – Dalhousie, NB
  • David Thompson Secondary – Vancouver, BC
  • École Joseph-François-Perrault – Quebec City, QC
  • La Salle Intermediate and Secondary School – Kingston, ON
  • Nelson McIntyre Collegiate – Winnipeg, MB
  • North Island Secondary School – Port McNeill, BC
  • Sutton District High School – Sutton, ON

The schools receiving a Samsung Chromebook package are:

  • Beaconsfield Middle School – Saint John, NB
  • Yellowquill School – Portage la Prairie, MB
The Best Buy School Tech Grant program provides Canadian schools with the right technology to keep students motivated and inspired while they learn and grow. Selected schools will receive 45 Samsung Chromebooks to enhance robotics clubs, math programs, coding courses, maker spaces, digital media courses, and more.

Schools interested in learning more about Best Buy’s upcoming school tech grant application periods can visit


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