2019 Directions Council Gift Guide

The Directions Council and its members are excited to introduce their first Holiday Catalogue featuring Nova Scotia products and services from over 15 member social enterprises.

The catalogue is divided by region. Within each region you will find member information pages highlighting products and services produced by our terrific teams.

For our socially conscious community members, your gift purchases from this catalogue have the power to give twice – once to that special someone on your list and once to our local member agency committed to building inclusive Nova Scotia communities.

Embrace the holiday spirit and bring joy to everyone involved in the creation, receiving and purchasing of the gift of socially conscience consuming.

On behalf of our 30 member agencies and our teams, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!


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

Big Red Chair

If you haven’t had a chance to see the “Big Red Chair” video, it’s worth a watch, I’m sure you’ll recognize a few of these budding superstars.

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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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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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Check out the latest on one of our social enterprise members: The Flower Cart Group ... 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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Dartmouth, NS, B3A 4S5

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