Investing in Nova Scotia

More Nova Scotia social enterprises will be able to start, grow, expand into new markets and strengthen communities as a result of support from the Invest Nova Scotia fund.

The funds board of directors is investing $1.5 million over three years in the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia to create an incubator that will help entrepreneurs build their businesses.

One of the businesses that will benefit from this investment is located in Dartmouth.

LakeCity Woodworkers began as a drop-in centre offering mental health support services in 1972. It has since grown, currently serving approximately 400 clients and providing them with employment in the local community.

The non-profit company produces high quality, solid wood products while also providing clients with the skills and knowledge to excel in a competitive working environment.

“This is a fantastic investment that will help maintain a strong network of companies like LakeCity Woodworkers that continue to benefit our community,” said Dartmouth North MLA Joanne Bernard.

The Invest Nova Scotia Fund fosters innovation and collaboration to advance Nova Scotia’s economy and create jobs. Investments support projects that benefit sectors or regions, not individual businesses. Projects must be measureable, sustainable and support the ONE Nova Scotia Coalition goals. Decisions are made by a board of directors independent of government.

SOURCEhttp://thechronicleherald.ca/dartmouthtribune/1413187-investing-in-nova-scotia-lakecity-woodworkers-provides-support-for-social-e

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Shakes on Main Diner and Carleton Road Industries Association have created once hoppin' community space !

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Hats off to Alex at CACL Antigonish Workshop... a true community builder.[ Client Profile ] - Introducing ALEX from our CACL workshop in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Alex loves to sand the wood in the workshop but he really LOVES working in the community and is super proud of the work he does at the church. He equally loves going to summer camp and eating tacos (and being that today is #TacoTuesday, it seems fitting to share Alex's client profile today!)

Visit CACL's website to see the projects Alex works on and where you can order custom pieces.

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Every wood shop needs a master of quality control .... great that Kyle is keeping the team at Corridor Community Options for Adults on their toes. The Ability Wood Products Co-operative membership appreciates it !![ Client Profile ] - Introducing KYLE from our CCOA East Hants Workshop.

Kyle enjoys making washer toss games (especially the lime green ones), he's a master at Quality Control and is known for keeping a "Kyle's Fix-It" list on the chalkboard in the workshop. But mostly, Kyle loves packing the trucks for delivery as he says it's like a HUGE game of Tetris!

Visit CCOA's website where you can learn about their many products including kindling, survey stakes, and washer toss games. Their products are sold in their wonderful thrift shop (21 Convent Road, Enfield), as well as through local organizations that they've partnered with.

With the holidays coming...it's the perfect time to pick up a washer toss game for someone on your list!

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Dartmouth, NS, B3A 4S5

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