Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada

Events & Milestones

June 2010

Commodore to P4: Celebrating our successes

A celebration of 17 years of Computers for Schools Nova Scotia. An open house was held at the warehouse/main workshop located at 7037 Mumford Road in Halifax, NS. Guest speakers included Lisa Setlakwe, Director, National Access Program Directorate, Nova Scotia Minister of Education, Honorable Marilyn More, Aliant Pioneer Volunteers representative, David Demone, Timothy Outhit, Councillor for Bedford and Vic Fluery, Nova Scotia School Boards Association.

Attendees includes Federal, Proinvical and Private sector representatives. They all had a chance to tour the warehouse, see where the refurbishing takes place and various stations were set up to show all aspects of testing that takes place.

For the event, one of othe technicianis and Coordinator, David Harding, designed and built "Hand of Learning" It was created using surplus computer parts that were bound for recycling. It shows another unique use for the computer parts once they become unusable in the schools

May 2008

Computers for Schools Nova Scotia celebrated reaching 45,000 computers shipped with a celebration at Bicentennial School in Dartmouth,

Nova Scotia.
Attendees included representatives from the Federal and Provincial Governments, Private Sector and students from Bicentennial School. Awards of Appreciation were given to the long standing partners of the program including Industry Canada, Nova Scotia Department of Education, Aliant Pioneer Volunteers and novaknowledge Association.

August 2007

Computers for Schools - Nova Scotia gets a new home!
In August 2007, our office, main workshop and warehouse moved to a new location. We are now located at 7037 Mumford Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our new offices, main workshop and warehouse are all under one roof and the new space is working out great.

June 2007

Computers for Schools - Nova Scotia reaches 40,000 Computers Shipped

November 2006

Computers for Schools - Nova Scotia reaches 35,000 Computers Shipped

August 2005

Computers for Schools - Nova Scotia reaches 30,000 Computers Shipped

May 2005

Computers for Schools - Nova Scotia hired it's 200th Technical Work Experience Program (TWEP) trainee.
CFS-NS hired its first TWEP trainee in July 1996 and since that time there have been 200 new IT graduates given their first work experience at the workshops located across Nova Scotia.

May 2004

Computers for Schools - Nova Scotia reaches 25,000 Computers Shipped

May 2004

Computers for Schools - Nova Scotia hosted the Annual Business Meeting of the CFS Programs from across Canada.
The meetings were held over three days with representatives from each of the provincial Computers for Schools Program.

October 2003

Computers for Schools - Nova Scotia recognizes top three private sponsors
At an event held at the CN Rail Yard in Truro, Nova Scotia, CFS-NS recognized their top three corporate sponsors; Microsoft Canada, Aliant Pioneer Volunteers and Canadian National Railway. Each corporation was given a plaque. In attendances was special guest Minister of Education, the Honourable Jamie Muir.

June 2003

Computers for Schools - Nova Scotia reaches 20,000 Computers Shipped Milestone
At an event held at Shannon Park Elementary on June 6, 2003, CFS-NS celebrated the delivery of it's 20,000 computer to Nova Scotia schools, libraries and related institutions by recognizing a few key partners that have been been involved since the beginning of the program; Aliant Pioneer Volunteers, Department of Education and Industry Canada. Awards were given out to the recipients of the computers as a thank you for all their cooperation over the years.

Quotes from Recipients of Computers

"The Computers for Schools project has been an irreplaceable tool" - Gerard Costard, Coordinator of Technology, Halifax Regional School Board

"..the CFS program is a significant asset.." - Rick Simm, Coordinator of Technology, Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board

"...behooves excellence in education and dovetails well with financial prudence" - Michael Hughes, Principal, Windsor Forks District School

" a phenominal resource that will allow us to engage more people in our Community Learning Network project." - Barb Allen, Managing Diector, Resource Opportunties Centre


2004 - Honorable Mention Award

2003 - Honorable Mention Award

2000 - Silver Innovation Award

1998 - Computers for Schools Silver Innovation Award

1997 - Gold Medal Distinction Award

1996 - Computers for Schools Innovation Award