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Northern Computer Recycling Depot (NCRD)

About NCRD

NCRD is a peer-run program that aims to provide meaningful and socially valued work/training opportunities for consumers of mental health services. We receive, repair and refurbish donated computers and sell them at an affordable cost to individuals and organizations within our community. NCRD has always offered more than just fixing computers. It is a supportive and flexible setting in which consumers learn how to perform computer recycling and maintenance. We provide a safe environment for people with lived experience to build skills and confidence.

Some volunteers have a lot of computer knowledge, while others have less, but everyone brings a willingness to learn and contribute using their various strengths.

How do I get involved?

If you would like more information about how to participate in NCRD, if you need repairs on your computer, for pricing, or how to donate or request a computer, please contact our Lead Technician, Darick Hongell, at 705-222-6472 ext. 302, or by email,

NCRD's General Services

  • Data Backup and Recovery
  • Computer Repair
  • Computer Upgrading
  • Networking
  • Software Installation
  • Computer Recycling
  • Virus/Malware Removal

Sales Info

  • Refurbished Computers/ with Windows 10 and Office 2010
  • LCD Monitors
  • Keyboards & Mice
  • Many other accessories and peripherals


NISA is appreciative of all community support. We accept donations of gently used computer parts including towers, mice, keyboards, flat screen monitors, laptops, and hard drives. We thank you thinking of NISA and we are able to provide a charitable receipt to thank you for your donation.

To ensure that the security of all members and the space is met, we ask that you do not donate your computer, or parts, if your home has had problems with bugs.