Connected for Success(TM) rolls out to families and youth in Toronto Community Housing

Connected for Success(TM) rolls out to families and youth in Toronto Community 
Rogers, in cooperation with Microsoft and Compugen, launches affordable 
broadband initiative with Canada's largest social housing provider 
TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications today officially launched 
Connected for Success, a pilot program offering affordable broadband internet, 
a subsidized computer and software to residents of Toronto Community Housing 
(TCH). Connected for Success began its roll out in the Cooper Mills community 
today where Toronto Community Housing residents were among the first to sign 
up for the program. 
Part of the Rogers Youth Fund initiative and with support from Compugen and 
Microsoft Canada, the program is designed to bring more youth online and give 
them the tools and resources needed to succeed in Canada's digital future. 
Throughan establishedrelationship with Toronto CommunityHousing, 
Connected for Success has the potential to reach over 150,000 low-income 
"There is a digital divide in Canada and we see a huge potential to bridge it 
by providing youth and families with access to an affordable broadband 
connection," said Rob Bruce, President of Communications, Rogers 
Communications. "Across Canada, internet penetration is more than sixty per 
cent and in Toronto Community Housing it's only twenty per cent. We have a 
tremendous opportunity working with Toronto Community Housing to reach 
thousands of families and youth, enabling them to build digital skills that 
will contribute to their future success." 
"Connected for Success is a great example of how when we all work together - 
residents, the private sector, community leaders, and Toronto Community 
Housing staff - we can provide youth and all residents in our communities with 
the tools to succeed," said Gene Jones, Toronto Community Housing President 
and CEO. "WethankRogers for taking leadership to put this program in place 
and Compugen and Microsoft Canada for their support to helpToronto Community 
Housing residents access a more connected, successful future." 
The Connected for Success program offers qualified residents of TCH access to 
Rogers Hi-Speed Internet servicewithspeeds of up to 3Mbps and usage 
allowance of 30 GBfor only $9.99 per month.Rogers Communications, with 
support from Microsoft Canada and Compugen, is supporting the program by 
providing the option to purchase, for $150.00, a computer that will come 
pre-loaded with complimentary standard productivity and educational software 
along with access to technical support. 
"Home access to high speed internet service on computers with standard 
software helps people master essential reading, writing, math, collaboration 
and research skills, preparing them to participate more fully in our digital 
economy," said Harry Zarek, President and CEO, Compugen. "Digital literacy 
equips Canadians to imagine and realize a better future for themselves, their 
families, their community and their country." 
"Microsoft is committed to empowering people to realize their full potential. 
We are thrilled to be collaborating with Rogers and Compugen to provide access 
to high value tools that will allow youth to create opportunities for 
themselves now and in the future," said Maxwell Long, President Microsoft 
Detailed information about the roll-out of Connected for Success will become 
available before end of year. For more information today about Connected for 
Success, visit 
About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media 
company. We areCanada'slargest provider of wireless voice and data 
communications services and one ofCanada'sleading providers of cable 
television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media 
we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, 
magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We 
are publicly traded on theTorontoStock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and 
on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the 
Rogers group of companies, please 
About Compugen
One of Canada's largest IT solutions and services providers, Compugen works 
with mid- to large-sized Canadian organizations to help them maximize the 
business value of their investment in information technology. A winner of the 
Microsoft Sustainability Partner of the Year Award, and HP's Eco System 
Preservation Award, Compugen's Green4Good program helps organizations benefit 
a charity of their choice while extending the life of unwanted IT equipment 
through secure refurbishment and resale. Compugen's award-winning service 
quality, unequalled depth and breadth of technical expertise and national 
footprint have made them the partner of choice for Canadian businesses and 
government organizations for more than 30 years. 
About MicrosoftCanada
Established in 1985, MicrosoftCanadaInc. is the Canadian subsidiary of 
Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT") the worldwide leader in software, 
services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full 
potential. MicrosoftCanadaprovides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting 
and local support services in both French and English. Headquartered in 
Mississauga, MicrosoftCanadahas nine regional offices across the country 
dedicated to empowering people through great software - any time, any place 
and on any device. For more information on MicrosoftCanada, please 
About TorontoCommunity Housing:  TorontoCommunity Housing 
( is Canada's largest social housing provider and home 
to more than 164,000 tenants with low and moderate incomes—about six per 
cent of Toronto's population.TorontoCommunity Housing and its subsidiaries 
employ 1,400 staff in a broad range of jobs, who deliver its mission to 
provide affordable housing, connect tenants to services and opportunities, and 
work together to build healthy communities.

SOURCE  Rogers Communications Inc. 
Sara Howe, Rogers Communications,, 416-935-3151 
Sara Goldvine, Toronto Community Housing,, 
Image with caption: "Residents of Toronto Community Housing (TCH) Cooper Mills 
residence sign up with Rogers for a new affordable broadband Internet program 
called Connected for Success. Rogers officially launched the program offering 
qualified residents of TCH access to Rogers high-speed Internet service for 
only $9.99 per month and the opportunity to purchase a computer loaded with 
software for $150.00. More information at (CNW 
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