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DIRECTIONS Council for Vocational Services Society is a not for profit organization representing twenty-nine member agencies throughout Nova Scotia. The Council’s mandate is to assist and support member organizations in the delivery of services that promote the employment and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their community. DIRECTIONS member agencies employ over 300 staff that provide a spectrum of services for over 2200 participants within the province. DIRECTIONS provides valuable services for its members including educational opportunities, provincial staff pension, networking, advocacy, leadership and a variety of vocational resources.

Each DIRECTIONS member agency is an integral part of the community it serves; providing training and employment opportunities for participants. Agencies offer a wide variety of services ranging from prevocational programs to community employment placements. The people we serves develop meaningful relationships and expand skills that increase self-reliance and independence. Agencies offer comprehensive skills assessment, case planning and other program options.

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DIRECTIONS is excited to announce the continuation of our successful waste diversion partnership with Divert NS. On April 1, 2022, Divert NS awarded DIRECTIONS $50,000 towards waste diversion initiatives for social enterprises in Nova Scotia that support individuals with a disability. The initial funding year has seen success with innovative use of potential waste materials from thrift and wood operations, refundable bottles, and miscellaneous materials. At New Boundaries in Windsor, the diversion funding purchased an outdoor covered shelter and specialty woodworking tools to support the production of artisan wood products.We thank Divert NS for their ongoing generosity and look forward to the impact that the additional funding will have for DIRECTIONS member agencies and non-member partners, and waste management in Nova Scotia more broadly.For information on how to apply for the funding, DIRECTIONS member agencies and community organizations with a mandate to employ individuals having a disability can contact Hanna Longard, the Diversion Projects Coordinator for DIRECTIONS, at hannadirections@gmail.com ... See MoreSee Less
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The Directions Council would like to express our deep appreciation to Divert NS for their support to our member agencies to expand our waste diversion-related social enterprise operations. This partnership is making a significant difference in helping us to develop new opportunities for individuals having a disability. The guidance and funding assistance provided by Divert NS is increasing our capacity and knowledge to take on new areas of diversion activity. Please view the attached link to learn more.www.facebook.com/search/top?q=divert%20ns ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out the latest on one of our social enterprise members: The Bridge Adult Services Center.www.facebook.com/Bridge-the-Gap-Bridge-Adult-Service-Centre-312824185489587/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out the latest on one of our social enterprise members: DASC Industries ... See MoreSee Less
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The Directions Council would like to acknowledge the support and funding provided by Divert NS in an effort to expand our waste diversion outcomes.

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Address:
99 Wyse Road, Suite 920
Dartmouth, NS, B3A 4S5

Phone: (902) 466-2220
Fax: (902) 461-2220