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


Out for a Terry Fox walk


Sunday the 20th September was The Terry Fox Virtual Run One Day. Your Way event.

Our guys at Driftwood Cottage decided to honour the event by doing a walk up and down their driveway. It was the perfect day to get involved and show support for the mission of the foundation.

Way to go guys 🙂

For more information on The Terry Fox Foundation and ways you can support their mission click here


Would you like to be on our Board of Directors?

The Sunset Community is currently searching for an enthusiastic and engaged community member to serve on our Board of Directors. This is a volunteer position. The ideal candidate will bring expertise in any of the following fields related to:

Human Resources
Health Care
Social Enterprise

As a Sunset Community Board Member, you will be expected to:
– Maintain a voluntary position with a 3 year commitment.
– Regularly attend board meetings (September, November, January, March, May, and June), meetings take place 10 am on 4th Thursday at Sunset in Pugwash, NS.
– Govern the affairs of the organization on behalf of its members; in accordance with the bylaws, rules and philosophies of the organization.

To apply: Please send your CV to

The Sunset Community is a non-profit organization providing residential, community -based and vocational services and supports to individuals with diverse abilities in the Pugwash area for over one hundred and twenty years. Our Mission is to provide the best person-centered services, and to Help People be the Best They Can Be. Sunset provides employment to approximately 180 individuals in Cumberland County, as well as 60 Vocational positions for participants.

What a beautiful day to go for a ride


This morning Tammy and Dianne thought it was a perfect day for a trip to Patterson’s Wharf in Tatamagouche.

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Sunset Annual Report 2019/2020


The Sunset Community is pleased to announce that our AGM was held on the 29th June 2020.

The Board of Directors and the CEO would like to thank all employees for another successful year and look forward to another year helping people be the best they can be.

If you would like to read our board report please click the link Sunset Annual Report 2019/2020




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


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

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