A few pictures from our grand opening

20th July 2018

Thank you to all who made our grand opening a wonderful occasion and for all the support we have received since we opened our social enterprise. The opportunities this store provides to those we support truly makes a difference in peoples lives.

We Are Hiring for Support Services positions (Casual)


We are hiring for casual Support Services positions

  • Positions are within our Dietary & Environmental Services departments
  • Positions are primarily day based but will include weekends & holidays
  • Great pay
  • Great benefits (with a position)

Please apply either by filling our online application here or email scrouse@sunsetcommunity.ca

You can also drop of your Résumé at our front office:

140 Sunset Lane

Pugwash, NS, B0K 1L0

You will be contacted if you have been selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in The Sunset Community


We are hiring (Casual Residential Counsellors)


We are hiring

Casual Residential Counsellors (RC) Full or part time casual positions
Preference given to persons having completed the following:

  • Community Disability Support Worker program.
  • Continuing Care Assistant.
  • First Aid/CPR.
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention.
  • Mandt.
  • Positive non aversive approaches.
  • Minimum grade 12
  • Clean criminal record checks
  • Drivers License

Apply using our online application here

or send your Résumé to grushton@sunsetcommunity.ca

Thrift Store Grand Opening


Grand Opening

20th July 2018

11am – 2pm

Please join us at our new social enterprise in Oxford to celebrate the grand opening of our thrift store, cafe, online auction & laundromat. We will be serving free beverages and sweet treats throughout our grand opening so drop by and see what we have to offer.

Our services include a “New to you” thrift store that is well stocked with ever changing products. We have a small café that is open daily offering a variety of beverages and sweet treats (lunch menu to follow) along with a self serve laundromat where you can do your laundry while shopping or maybe have a bite to eat at our café. If you don’t feel like doing your own laundry why not let us do it for you for only $6.00 per load (Fluff & Fold)

We have just started our weekly auction on our Facebook page where you can enjoy the fun of an auction and get a bargain at the same time. Check it out here

We are on Twitter too so check us out in 140 characters or less 🙂


Online Auction


Social Enterprise News

This week marks our first online auction that we are running out of our new thrift store in Oxford. We will be running them each Wednesday until the following Tuesday each and every week.

If anything catches your eye please bid on it as it supports our mission to provide safe, supportive learning and work experiences for persons with disabilities in Cumberland County.

Check out our Facebook page where you can find the latest auction and other great news coming from our new store.


What is a social enterprise?

A social enterprise is a business or organization operated for the purpose of addressing social, cultural or environmental challenges. The majority of profits and surpluses are reinvested to support community needs.



How to stay positive in the face of adversity


How to stay positive in the face of adversity

From the Inclusion Blog

By Darryl Stewart


We are Hiring (Temp Full Time Staff Nurse Supervisor)

We are hiring!

Staff / Nurse Supervisors (LPN)

  • Must have current registration to practice nursing in Nova Scotia.
  • Possess analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience in mental health care is desirable.

Please send résumé to Jill Peterson at jpeterson@sunsetcommunity.ca

or fill in our online application here


Our Café opens today

Our Café opens today

Why not take a drive down to Oxford and check out our Café along with our thrift store and laundromat. You won’t be disappointed!

  • We offer a full service Fluff and fold laundry service as well as a laundromat so you can do it yourself if you prefer.
  • Our thrift store is very well stocked with new items arriving daily. Look out for weekly specials along with other exciting sales.
  • Our café will have many coffee, tea and speciality drinks along with some delicious sweet treats. (menu subject to change)

Find us at 18 Water Street in Oxford!

Find us on Facebook 

Or Twitter


Our Sunset Gardens


Here at the Sunset Community we have been patiently creating a gardening committee for our residents.  After 3 years we have finally begun to see some results.  Our residents truly enjoy the relaxing act of gardening and we have all been enjoying the fruits of our labour.  Whether it has been just eating fresh veggies out of the garden or going to our resident kitchen areas and cooking things like Squash soup, or kale chips, it has been a rewarding process for all.  We here at sunset, as a not for profit organization, would like to ask our community if anyone has anything they would be willing to donate to our residents through a wish list.

Wish list:

We would like to build a greenhouse so any plastic or lumber.


Cold frame


Hay/ straw

Any plants or trees (Perennial/annual)


Permanant Structures


If anyone would like to assist or donate please contact Shawn Crouse, Manager of Support Services and head of the Gardening committee, at 902-243-2571 EXT.228



We Are On Twitter

The Sunset Community is now on Twitter

Check out the latest happenings on our Twitter feed here

Please follow us and spread the word!


140 Sunset Lane,
Pugwash, Nova Scotia,
B0K 1L0

Contact Info

E-mail: General inquires
Phone: 902.243.2571
Fax: 902.243.3222

Proud Member

Health Association Nova Scotia