Social Assistance Recipient Support for Employment & Training (SARSET)

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

Our Goal:

The SARSET program was made possible through a partnership agreement made in March, 2000, between the Native
Council of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services.
SARSET is designed to assist the rural, urban, off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples of Nova Scotia who are in receipt of
provincial income assistance through DCS, currently on a fixed income or no income. To ensure SARSET is accessible
to eligible Aboriginal persons, the province is divided into five (5) regions. Each point of service is located in Sydney,
Truro, Dartmouth, Coldbrook and Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

How We Help:

SARSET’S main role is to assist Aboriginal participants in realizing and achieving their goals for employment, training
or upgrading by:

• Identifying with you, your needs and barriers while respecting and keeping confidentiality;

• Offering long term supports as needed to overcome barriers;

• Helping to develop and commit with you, a realistic plan to achieve success, by outlining your skills, assets and
barriers that may have influence upon employment and training opportunities;

• Informing you about training opportunities offered at community colleges, private career colleges, customized
industry training opportunities, universities, as well as, upgrading or pre-employment preparedness courses;

• Advocate on your behalf to access additional resources to achieve your goals;

• Ongoing supports and encouragement throughout the process;

• Assist in developing and updating resumes;

• Assist in interview preparation through coaching, mock interviews, providing interview tips and increase
confidence with the interview process;

• Making job referrals or advising you of current job opportunities;

• Gathering Labour Market information in order to assist in making a career choice, upskill current credentials or
consider a career change.

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

Tel: 1-902-567-1240

Fax: 1-902-564-1123

Nicki Farquhar

140 Thorne Ave, Unit C
Dartmouth, N.S. B3B 1Z2

Regions: Halifax

Tel: 902-405-4730

Fax: 902-405-4731

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