Board of Directors


Executive Committee

Ross Young – Corridor Community Options for Adults
Kim Bedecki – CAPE
Treena Grace – Heatherton Activity Centre
Veronica Dale – New Leaf Enterprises
Jeff Teasdale – CACL Antigonish
Debra MacLean – Haley Street Adult Service Centre Society (Ex-officio)


Region 1

Cindy O’Neill – Mill Road Social Enterprises (Regional Representative)
Diana Martell – Regional Occupational Centre (Regional Representative)
Judy Whalen – Haley Street Adult Service Centre (Board Representative)
Jim Davis – Horizon Achievement Centre (Board Representative)

Region 2

Louis Brill – Prescott (Regional Representative)
Marilyn Forrest – Building Futures (Regional Representative)
Jim Fagan – DASC (Board Representative)
Janet Briggs – Gerald Hardy Memorial Society (Board Representative)

Region 3

Paul Williams – GOVRC (Regional Representative)
Susan McCallum – Colchester Community Workshops (Regional Representative)
Anne March – Bridge Adult Service Society (Regional Representative)
Chris Guinan – Colchester Community Workshops (Board Representative)

Region 4

Jill Baxter – Conway Workshop Association (Regional Representative)
MacKenzie Akin – Carleton Road Industries Assoc. (Regional Representative)
Rhonda Fry – New Boundaries (Board Representative)
Ben Elms – Conway Workshop Association (Board Representative)


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 ... 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 ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out the latest on one of our social enterprise members: The Bridge Adult Services ... 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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