WinAbility Nova Scotia


WinAbility is a 50-50 raffle supporting services for Persons with Disabilities in Nova Scotia.

Together we create opportunities for people with Disabilities in Nova Scotia.

There are chances to win every week! Winners will be drawn by live video. You can direct the proceeds from your tickets to the charity of your choice.

Thank you for supporting WinAbility 50/50! Follow us on Facebook here:

The charities taking part in the WinAbility 50/50 are all part of DirectioNS Council:

You can choose the charity of your choice from the drop down menu. A percentage of each ticket sold will go directly to the charity you choose.

Go to our Rafflebox page here

CMHA Mental Health Week

CMHA Mental Health Week is 3-9 May 2021



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Happy Easter

From all of us at The Sunset Community


The Hiring Chain

St Patrick’s Day Fun

We had a wonderful St Patrick’s day

Hot on the heels of our Winter Carnival week last week we decided to have another party with green drinks, Irish music and a lot of fun 🙂 Who doesn’t like a party?



Winter Carnival – What a great time we had


Last week we enjoyed a wonderful week of Winter Carnival activities here at Sunset. Our main building, Sunset Industries and our Oxford store all took part in events ensuring that everyone had a great time. So many activities, so many smiles and a rather weird looking deer 😉

Thank you to everyone who always make our events such a great success!





Our ILS program is expanding

Today we are celebrating the expansion of our ILS program in Pugwash, Tammy Kirk has this week moved from Sunset into her own apartment in our beautiful village. Tammy has advocated tirelessly to transition to her own apartment in the community and is incredibly proud of her achievements.

We think the pictures below show just how much this means to Tammy 🙂

Our ILS (Independent Living Support) program provides resources and supports that are needed for individuals to successfully transition from other programs such as Sunset into their chosen communities. The supports our ILS program provide are tailored to the individual based on their goals and dreams for their future.

The Sunset Community advocates for and works together with individuals to support growth towards independence and achieving individual goals/dreams. Our mission “People helping people be the best they can be” and our mission “All people will have access to choices and the freedom to live personally satisfying and meaningful lives!” is at the core of everything we do.


The Power of Self Advocacy


As part of the My Voice-My Choice Project, Directions Region one produced a video called “The Power of Self Advocacy” which was part of the “My Voice – My Choice” project.


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.


We’re Hiring a Financial Coordinator! Join our team!


Business Resources for People with Disabilities


From AABRS in the UK

As part of their series on startups, they are addressing the subject of helpful business resources for those with disabilities.

If you’re a disabled entrepreneur considering a new venture, these organisations are there to offer help. They include specialist business funding, opportunities for grants, as well as local resources, advisory bodies and the possibility of mentorship.

The link below takes you to their Canadian specific page for information on the possible resources that may be available to you.

Business Resources for People with Disabilities



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


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

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