KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Just as schools are
adapting to a digital future, Canada Post is undergoing a similar
experience by evolving its products and services to fit the changing
digital needs of Canadians. This is why it is launching the new epost
platform, dubbed Canada's digital mailbox, in the Kitchener-Waterloo
region. To thank the community for participating, Canada Post has
launched the epost School Program to help local schools win a SMART
Board interactive whiteboard or a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook for the
Subscribers of two or more bills on epost in the Region of Waterloo will
be able to vote for local schools in the area. Each additional bill
will earn the subscriber more votes. On October 12, the top three
elementary schools and three secondary schools will each win a SMART
Board. The runners-up—five elementary schools and five secondary
schools—will each win a Dell Ultrabook.
"Kitchener-Waterloo has been one of our best markets in terms of epost
delivery and usage, and as we launch the next evolution of the digital
mailbox we wanted to give back to the community," says Kerry Munro,
Group President of the Digital Delivery Network at Canada Post. "As the
son of teachers and as a parent myself, I know first-hand that access
to technology can be a competitive advantage for students. In fact,
Canada's future in driving a digital economy starts with nurturing
innovation among students and their families at a community level."
A first in Canada, the new epost platform connects a user's digital
identity with his or her physical address, creating an authentication
capability that allows more connections to local government and
"The City of Kitchener supports initiatives like epost that help
residents save time, money and stay organized and help local businesses
flourish," says Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr.
"In Waterloo our residents place a high priority on the environment.
This paperless billing is easy and convenient and a good environmental
choice for our city and residents," says Waterloo Mayor Brenda
As Canada's digital consumption increases, digital mail delivery is a
priority for Canada Post. epost is a free digital mailbox that offers
one place, one login, one password to manage household bills and
essential documents. Fully integrated with all major banks, epost makes
it easier than ever to consolidate and pay bills like cable, credit
cards, utilities and more. Bank-grade security and a digital safety
deposit box protect identity and sensitive information. Already, over
7.7 million Canadians have registered with epost to stay better
organized and save time and money.
Students require digital tools as a foundation for learning and
development in a competitive marketplace. With a legacy of contributing
to the communities Canada Post has served over the last 249 years, the
epost School Program is a natural fit. For more details, and for your
chance to vote for a local school, visit epost.ca/schoolprogram.
SOURCE: Canada Post
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