Social Assistance Recipient Support for Employment & Training (SARSET)

“Within your heart and spirit, you will find the keys to open any door.”

Our Goal:

To assist off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples and youth of those families in Nova Scotia to realize and achieve employment, training and upgrading towards ending dependence on government income assistance.


All rural and urban Off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples, families and youth of those families receiving government income assistance in Nova Scotia.

How We Help:

Identifying client immediate needs and situation while respecting and maintaining confidentiality.

Help clients develop and commit to an action plan. Supply clients with current information on community colleges, universities, specialized training courses and upgrading courses.

Help clients access supportive resources (ie: finding possible funding for education, training, daycare, transportation, etc.).

Support and encourage clients to make well informed, independent decisions.

Assist clients to develop or update their resumes.

Provide alternatives for clients education or training paths by providing clients with up-to-date labour market information.

Advocate on the clients behalf to organizations which may be able to assist clients in achieving their goals.

For More Information Contact:

Charmaine Jesty
295 George Street, Unit 203
PO Box 813
Station A
Sydney, N.S. B1P6J1

Regions: Cape Breton, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria Counties

Direct: 1-902-567-1240

Fax: 1-902-564-1123


Tracey Williams

140 Thorne Ave, Unit C
Dartmouth, N.S. B3B 1Z2
Tel: 902-405-4730
Fax: 902-405-4731

Regions: Halifax


Satellite Offices

235 Charlotte Street, Unit 1
Sydney, N.S. B1P 1C4
Tel: 902-567-1240
Fax: 902-564-1123

180 White Point Road
PO Box 2028
Liverpool, N.S. B0T1K0
Tel: 902-354-2751
Fax: 902354-2757


140 Thorne Ave, Unit C
Dartmouth, N.S. B3B 1Z2
Tel: 902-405-4730
Fax: 902-405-4731

Digby Resource Center
1 Birch Street
Digby, N.S. B0V 1A0

Coldbrook Outreach
11 Opportunity Lane
Coldbrook, N.S. B4R 1B9

Head Office

129 Truro Heights Road,
P.O. Box 1320,
Truro, N.S.
B2N 5N2

Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
Direct: 902-895-1523
Fax: 902-895-0024