Laptop Lending Program (CLOSED)

The Laptop Lending Program is now CLOSED.

Welcome to the Sanctuary Studios, Laptop Lending Program, delivered in association with Women’s March Muskoka for women and trans* people in-need within our community.

Laptops for women-in-need

About the program

In association with Women’s March Muskoka, Sanctuary Studios is offering, free-of-charge, a laptop equipped with basic software for women, trans, and non-binary folk in Muskoka who have no access to a computer or any possibility to acquire one. In these times of isolation as a result of coronavirus and Covid-19, virtual connection to the world is a necessity, not a luxury. Furthermore, access to computers in public spaces such as libraries is not currently available. Being connected to social networks, having a possibility to join virtual support groups and calls, and securing access to information and educational resources, is very important for the wellbeing of every person in quarantine. Including you!

We are working with YWCA Muskoka and Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault services to bring this program to those most in need.

Season’s Retirement Communities donated a significant number of recycled laptop computers to Women’s March Muskoka in a joint project with Sanctuary Studios to equip women-in-need with a laptop computer.

The project is designed to provide emergency support to those women, trans*, and non-binary people who have, for whatever reason, become disconnected. As such, the program has the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must identify as a woman, trans, or non-binary person.
  • Currently reside in the District of Muskoka.
  • Is living in complicated circumstances (including abusive relationships, previous experience of assault, discrimination, exclusion, etc)
  • Currently has low or no income.
  • Does not have access to a computer or laptop
  • Has access to an Internet connection either WiFi or wired.



Professionally Configured Computers

Pre-Loaded Software

All of our machines come pre-loaded with Microsoft Window 10 plus a suite of additional applications.

Anti-Virus and Spyware

Each machine is pre-configured with advanced anti-virus, anti-malware, and anti-spyware protection.

30-Day Rental Period

The program is designed to offer immediate, urgent assistance to women in need, hence the 30-day initial rental period

Virtual Private Network

Using the world-class NordVPN service each of our computers will connect to the Internet via VPN. This is an added layer of protection that make it difficult to pinpoint your physical location.

Cloud Services

The laptops are equipped with everything that you need to access cloud documents, Skype, Zoom, and more. 

Cyber Security

To further ensure you privacy we have pre-loaded the Brave browser. Based on Google Chrome this browser has built-in security to keep you safe while browsing the net.

Professional Laptops

Season’s Retirement Homes (Oakville) very generously donated these machines following an equipment refresh. Each computer is a business-class Lenovo laptop equipped with a fast processor, plenty of memory, and fast disk drive and has been carefully looked after. They are robust and reliable machines with commercial grade security measures built-in. At Sanctuary Studios, we have augmented them with pre-installed software and essential security features including anti-virus, anti-malware, and a virtual private network (VPN) to help keep you safe.

Safety & Security

We have taken precautions to ensure that you are connected when you need to be and protected at all times. As such, we do not permit end-user software installations but we have provided you with the essentials for browsing and communicating. 

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Five Spheres.
One Mission.

At Sanctuary Studios we provide a full-service to all of our business clients and we are extending that professional service to you!

The machines we are using in this program have been thoroughly tested, carefully configured, and are fully supported.






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