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About Horizon

Horizon Achievement Centre is a non profit organization registered under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia and a Registered Charity under the Canada Income Tax Act. The Centre is governed by a volunteer community based Board of Directors, each bringing their own personal and professional experience to this organization.

Established in 1984, the Horizon Achievement Centre has established its’ place in this community as a leader in the delivery of services and employment options for people with disabilities and a prominent supplier of quality products and services to the Business Community.

The core values that govern this organization and form the foundation for all that we do are based on the following principles:

  • Advocacy – We will continue to support and empower participants. 
  • Inclusiveness – We will continue to be a fully inclusive organization that supports the rights of all individuals.
  • Respect – We respect all individuals, ideas and opinions. We will treat participants, co-workers, and all other stakeholders with respect. 
  • Integrity – Every employee in our organization aspires to be fully transparent, reliable and supportive in our endeavour to provide the best quality of service. 
  • Professionalism – Our team will always conduct all work in a professional manner. The participants, Board of Directors, and employees are empowered to maintain a professional work environment by investing in training and development and broadening the scope of our expertise to support our mission. 

Our Building

Horizon Achievement Centre is committed to offering an inclusive atmosphere and a safe learning environment for clients, families, staff and board members regardless of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or intellectual ability, family structure, ore religion. We respect and celebrate all differences and believe that everyone benefits from valuing, engaging and understanding diverse perspectives as a way of increasing empathy and creating an inclusive community.

Our Mission

To provide a variety of support services for individuals with varying abilities so that they can discover, develop, and demonstrate full potential in their pursuit of a quality life within an inclusive community.

Our Vision

Horizon Achievement Centre strives to build a community where all people are treated with equality, dignity and respect for their expressed choices, and who have equal opportunities to participate in society.

Volunteer with us

Horizon Achievement Centre recognizes and values the contributions of volunteers. If you have any of the following skills, we need you!

Computer Skills

Based on your level of expertise, opportunities in this area can range from teaching clients to independently play computer games that enhance cognitive, motor or communication skills, to teaching a more advanced level of word processing, database entry, desktop publishing or information technology.

You could also volunteer on various Centre-based projects such as designing and producing newsletters, webpages and databases, etc.

Vocational Skills

Are you experienced in food services, maintenance, trade or business? We encourage you to share this experience with others!

Opportunities in these areas can range from helping clients to learn to cut vegetables, count or fold flyers, wash windows, etc., to a more advanced level of learning in preparation for employment such as making trays, setting tables, using industrial equipment, etc. Or help out with production demands, office work or Centre- based events!

Life and Social Skills

Do you have any hobbies like knitting, crafts or art? Can you play cards or play darts? Do you like music or play an instrument? Do you like sports such as walking, exercising, bowling, etc? Why not share this interest with others?

We also need volunteers to help out with fundraising activities such as our annual craft show. Perhaps you have a new idea!

Become a Volunteer

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