Welcome Sunset Industries

DIRECTIONS Council’s is happy to welcome our newest member Sunset Industries.

Sunset Industries has been a successful Adult Service Centre since 1981; providing meaningful employment opportunities to individuals within Cumberland County.  Their Vocational Services mission is to provide quality employment opportunities, training and skills development to enhance personal growth of the individuals they work with.

Sunset provides employment opportunities in the following areas:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Services
  • Pallet Shop
  • Reception
  • Contract Services
  • Wood Working

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Change Makers – Lake City Woodworkers

LakeCity Woodworkers is a social enterprise in Burnside making furniture while making change. It helps people with mental illness build skills and independence, and improve their quality of life by crafting high-quality, solid wood products.
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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.
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Directions Council of Vocational Services

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It can be scary to ask your board members, who are already giving so much of their time and attention, to think about board fundraising, especially if they aren’t recruited to be a fundraising board. In this episode of the podcast, The Good Partnership and Emma Lewzey from Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Chapter discuss how to engage your non-fundraising board in a way that's comfortable for them. Listen here: charityvillage.com/cms/knowledge-centre/the-small-nonprofit-podcast
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Great job Ability Wood Products Co-operative working inclusion on the floor this week at the 2019 Kent Building Supplies Trade Show. Thanks to Kent and its Atlantic teams for seeing the value in building inclusive communities through social enterprise from our co-op members....
CACL Antigonish Workshop, CAPE Society,
Penny Lane Woodworking & Enterprises, CIEVA
Corridor Community Options for Adults, NEW BOUNDARIES, Haley Street Adult Services Centre Society, Carleton Road Industries Association

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Contact

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

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