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Finding the key that unlocks a bright future can be challenging for youth. Bridgewater is fortunate to provide residents and youth with important resources which include:

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Office

Serving Lunenburg and Queens Counties the HRSDC office provides Employment Counseling, Employment Services, Job Bank Kiosks and Computer/Internet Access, Social Insurance Number Application, Program Information, and Student Services during summer break.

77 Dufferin Street , Bridgewater
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3100, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, B4V 3J1
Phone (902) 527-5524
Fax (902) 527-5570
Web Site http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/
Hours of service
Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

ACSBE Resource Centre

logo_acsbeThis Career Resource Centre is administered by the Acadia Centre for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE), a nonprofit affiliate of Acadia University. The centre provides information to assist clients in finding a job, maintaining employment and exploring educational/career opportunities. Computer access for creating resumes, cover letters and conducting research are on-site. ACSBE employs Small Business, Career, and Youth Counsellors to assist clients and also manages an entrepreneurial focused Youth web site designed to assist youth in choosing a career, finding a job, or starting a business.

Suite 108, Gateway Plaza, 215 Dominion Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 2K7
Telephone: (902) 543-1067
Fax: (902) 543-7042
Email: click here
Web site: www.acsbe.com


Employment Solutions Society

logo-employment-solutionsEmployment Solutions Society is a non-profit organization funded through the Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Development Agreement under the direction of Employment Nova Scotia and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Gateway Plaza, 215 Dominion Street, Suite 110, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 2K7
Phone: (902) 543-2479
Toll Free: 1-866-711-0411
Fax: (902) 543-0284
E-mail: info@empsolutions.ca
Web site: http://www.empsolutions.ca/

Department of Community Services (Employment Support Services)

Provides employment counseling, personal development, career exploration, work experience, job search services, and referrals to community resources.

Suite 105, 99 High Street, Bridgewater
Mailing Address: Bridgewater, NS, B4V 1V8
Phone: (902) 543-4554
Fax: (902) 543-6186

HeartWood Institute

A youth program where learning is achieved through contribution of service to the community. Heartwood works with groups to design their own distinct programs.

33 Leary Fraser Road, Dayspring
Mailing Address: RR 7, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 3J5
Phone: (902) 543-8531
Fax: (902) 527-5570
Email: hw-youth@istar.ca
Web Site: www.heartwood.ns.ca

Assistive Technology Centre Society

Provides computer access technology support services for people of any age and disability. Services include assessment for access to the computer, training, workshops on specific hardware/software, research on literacy and technology, research on effective use and application of access technology in individualized program plans.

75 High Street, Bridgewater
Mailing Address:
c/o NSCC - Lunenburg Campus, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 1V8
Phone: (902) 634-8633
Email: atechetr@fox.nstn.ca

Youth Alternative Society

Work with youth who are ages 12-17 and in conflict with the law.

210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater
Mailing Address:
PO Box 487, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 2X6
Phone: (902) 543-1766