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CBCI Telecom Teams up with Cisco Canada to Fight school Dropout in Verdun

CBCI Telecom Teams up with Cisco Canada to Fight school Dropout in Verdun 
CBCI Telecom and Cisco Canada joined forces in donating Toujours ensemble's 
new building a state of the art IP telephony system and IT infrastructure. 
MONTREAL, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - CBCI Telecom, Canada's leader in visual 
communications, teamed up with Cisco Canada to provide Toujours ensemble, a 
non-profit organization that provides academic, financial and social support 
to youth in the underprivileged community of Verdun in Montréal, with a state 
of the art Cisco IP telephony system and IT infrastructure for their new 
building. 
The project started 12 months ago, when the organization received the funding 
necessary to build and equip the new "Centre de la perseverance Scolaire 
Marcelle & Jean Coutu". CBCI Telecom and Cisco Canada joined forces in 
donating Toujours ensemble's new building a state of the art IP telephony 
system and IT infrastructure. The new building located at 4647 rue de 
Verdun—where the deprivation Index is 10/10 in schools (Source: MELS 
2010-2011) — will be devoted entirely to fighting school dropout. 
CBCI Telecom CEO, Jeff Speak, has been involved with Toujours ensemble for 
more than 4 years. "Toujours ensemble is a remarkable organization that has 
been making a tremendous difference in the community of Verdun. It has been a 
great opportunity for CBCI Telecom to team up with Cisco Canada in providing 
Toujours ensemble the communication technology so they can continue the fight 
against elevated high school dropout rates." 
The support given by CBCI Telecom in making this project a success was greatly 
recognized by Marc Edwards, Chairman of the Board"... thank you so much for 
everything you (and your team) do for Toujours ensemble. We can't thank you 
enough, you are exceptional…" 
For over 30 years, Toujours ensemble has helped many Verdun kids facing 
academic, family or social difficulties. In 2007, Toujours ensemble added the 
Pathways to Education program to its arsenal of services to fight school 
dropout – called Passeport pour ma réussite here in Quebec. Since then, the 
program has helped over 300 young people in the Verdun community to stay in 
school. In order to continue with its mission of helping young people, 
Toujours ensemble has undertaken a major expansion project: the construction 
of a new building to house the Pathways to Education program. 
The technology deploy at Toujours ensemble includes Cisco Unified 
Communications  system, which combines voice, data, video, security, and more 
into one easy-to-manage solution as well as the Cisco Unified Computing System 
. It uses advanced communications capabilities including telephone call 
processing, voicemail, automated attendant, and conferencing functions to 
respond to users faster and save money on long-distance charges. It also 
provides video capability, wireless and highly secure connections. The system 
also integrates with existing desktop productivity applications such as 
calendar, email, and customer relationship management programs. The Cisco 
Unified Computing System provides the horsepower to accommodate the increasing 
need of data processing and storage of the Toujours ensemble network. 
ABOUT Toujours ensemble 
Toujours ensemble is a non-profit organization that provides academic, 
financial and social support to youth in the underprivileged community of 
Verdun in Montréal. The organization's mission is to offer young people 
opportunities in education and recreational activities that will help them 
learn how to succeed. Toujours ensemble values collaboration and works closely 
with schools, teachers, parents, volunteers, organizations and associations 
throughout the city. One of its main goals is to help lower the high school 
drop out rate in Quebec. Visit us at http://www.toujoursensemble.org 
ABOUT Cisco 
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ABOUT CBCI Telecom 
CBCI Telecom is Canada's Leader in Visual Communications; our mandate is to 
improve business human connection through visual communications. CBCI Telecom 
is at the forefront of Canada's adoption of telepresence and videoconference 
solutions in making visual communications simple and effective for business. 
We have been serving the corporate, health, education and government 
communities of Canada for more than 20 years. At CBCI, we don't believe in a 
one-size fit all package, we believe in a visual communication solution 
adapted to your needs. We support our clients in making their visual 
communications easy through leading-edge professional services and Video 
Managed Services. 
CBCI Telecom is recognized as a Cisco TelePresence Master Level ATP partner 
and has been named as Cisco Canadian Business Video Partner of the year in 
2011 and 2010 as well as nominated as TANDBERG Partner of the year for 8 
consecutive years since 2002. In 2011 and 2012, it ranked in the Top 
Information and Communication Technology Companies in Canada of the Branham300 
list as well as on the North American Solution Provider 500 (formerly VAR500) 
list. Know you can expect more with CBCI Telecom as we provide the most 
knowledgeable and talented visual communication resources in Canada. More 
information can be obtained at http://www.cbcitelecom.com. 
Media Contacts: 
Jennifer Madden jemadden@cisco.com 416.306.7365 
Caroline Le Brun CLeBrun@CBCITelecom.com 514.422.9333 x.4418 
http://www.cbcitelecom.com 
SOURCE: CBCI Telecom 
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