Future Start

People Who Can Help

Serving Lunenburg and Queens Counties

Two locations: Bridgewater and Liverpool

Our Business Counsellors are available to assist at every stage of the business cycle. Whether you are:

  • Interested in starting a business, but don't know where to start
  • Looking for assistance with your business plan
  • An entrepreneur who sees a business growth opportunity sitting just beyond your reach
  • Thinking of expanding your company, but need trusted support and expert advice to get you there
  • Looking for training for your business or staff

To make an appointment with a Business Counsellor, contact us today:
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Website: www.acadiaentrepreneurshipcentre.com

Bridgewater Location:
Phone: 1-877-232-2723 or (902) 543-1067
In Person: 373 King Street, Bridgewater, NS

Liverpool Location:
Phone: (902) 530-6818
In Person: 7 Henry Hensey Drive, Liverpool, NS

A safe and comfortable place where an individual can go to receive counseling, assessments, group treatments and the specific care they may need. Addiction & Mental Health Services provide high quality care for those in need of their services. They are able to give advice towards the prevention and reduction of self harm, involving tobacco, alcohol, other drugs, and any type substances or acts that can endanger your well being.

Website: www.mentalhealthsouthshore.ca

The Chester Career Resource Centre continues to be dedicated to the community by providing the resources, knowledge, and assistance to find and maintain employment, start a business or find a new career direction.

If you think the Centre could help you, please talk to them today. They would be happy to answer all of your questions. No appointment is needed, just drop in and see them. Everyone is welcome. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You will have FREE access to services such as:

  • Computer Systems with Internet
  • Résumé & Cover Letter Writing
  • Job Board with Local Postings
  • Faxing, Photocopying & Printing
  • Information on Jobs & Careers

The Chester Career Resource Centre can help turn your abilities into opportunities!

Chester Shore Mall, Unit 0110, 4115, HWY # 3
Phone: (902) 273-3344
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ESS has been one of the most resourceful links to us in creating this site for you. They offer services in Resume Building, Interview Skills, Job Search Tool Kit, and many more workshops to set you in the right direction to obtaining employment. Those workshops are free of charge. Computer use for job search and resume writing is also a free service, that anyone can take advantage of. They offer specialized services to peoples with disability, ranging from physical, to someone who has anxiety or dyslexia. Visiting ESS can be your biggest step toward your job, career, education and future!

215 Dominion Street Bridgewater
Website:  www.empsolutions.ca

HeartWood engages youth for positive community change. HeartWood supports youth to develop their skills and confidence as community leaders, by offering leadership training and skill building programs to youth and young adults. HeartWood also trains and coaches adults to engage youth by offering professional development workshops and services to adults.

HeartWood has been consulting with the Lunenburg District Office of Community Services for the past 6 years, as they embrace youth engagement to improve their services.

http://heartwood.ns.ca/

Volunteering is a effective way to gain experience in your field of interest and to learn more about yourself and your passions. It builds and strengthens your networks and potential references and also makes it much easier to find jobs. For those who do not have previous paid work experience, it is a great way to improve your resume and highlight transferable skills. The Lunenburg Queens Volunteer Partnership is a great resource to help you get involved with volunteer opportunities in the community. The Volunteer Navigator can provide volunteer options that best fit your skills, interests, and abilities. You can also check out their Facebook page that lists volunteer opportunities, information and more!

Website: www.lqvc.ca/sample-page/volunteer-navigator
Website: www.goodns.ca

Service Canada is great resource and has many things to offer, like getting your SIN number, applying for EI, birth certificate, and immigration. You can also get help with filling in specific government forms. There is a variety of information on their website related to life events. Contact through the website or go to their office:

Dawson B. Daphinee Building
77 Dufferin Street, Bridgewater.
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml

The Sexual Health Centre for Lunenburg County is a pro-choice, youth positive organization that is respectful of age, gender, sexual orientation and diversity. The centre is open Wednesday – Friday 9am until 6:30 pm.

You can email them or submit a question through their website "Ask Us" section. The province also maintains a 24-hour hotline for non-emergency health related questions, just dial 211. The centre also has a Facebook and Twitter page that you can receive information and updates on.

School Outreach: If you are a student who needs a pregnancy test, counselling, or other information, they can go to your school if you are unable to come to our office. Arrangements must be made through your school Guidance Counsellor or other school authority.

48 Empire Street, Bridgewater, B4V 2L4
Phone: 902 527-2868
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Website: www.sexualhealthlunenburg.com

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South Shore Opportunities is a non-profit organization that assists people in Queens County looking for employment. They offer career building workshops, help writing resumés and cover letters, client assessments that could involve creating an action plan with possible school funding, help starting a business and other job related tasks. They work with Employment Solutions, Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre, Department of Community Service, Department of Justice and other organizations related to employment. To get involved with SSO you must be over the age of 15.

Phone: 354-2616
Website: www.careercenter.com 
Website: www.southshoreopportunities.com

SSWAP builds employability skills and addresses barriers to employment. They provide transportation, individual employment counseling services and help to direct you to the support you need. They provide hands on training in:

  • Wood Working shop
  • Janitorial services
  • Food Services
  • Reception
  • Life Skills and Personal Development
  • Budgeting
  • Healthy Living
  • Upgrading
  • Workplace Literacy
  • Career Exploration
  • Discovering yourself- An introduction to portfolio Development
  • Customer Service
  • Computer Fundamentals

To get involved with SSWAP call 275-5585 and ask for an application or go to Community Services. SSWAP accepts participants from 18 years of age and above.

Phone: 275-5585
Website: www.sswap.ca
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This 14-week program is free of charge and introduces women into the world of trades and technology. During the 14 weeks, women have the opportunity to explore the different trades, travel to different NSCC campuses, and get hands-on experience along the way. Women Unlimited assists with your work attire, can aid in child-care, and travel. At the end of this amazing program, if you have a decision to continue your education in a trade, Women Unlimited can help you apply to your preferred course enrolment. It is a great program and an excellent opportunity.

Website: http://www.weesociety.ca/index.php/Programs/Women_Unlimited/C12