Summer Street

Community Benefit, Social Service


Summer Street Industries is an organization based in Pictou County, Nova Scotia that creates and facilitates opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, one person at a time. We strive to create mutually beneficial opportunities for our clients (participants & employees) and the community. Our direction comes from the people we serve; this means we meet the unique and diverse needs and desires of individuals as much as possible. Our spectrum of services takes into account personal interests and varying degrees of ability and independence. We believe that engaging all abilities benefits everyone! For more information, visit!

Our Impact

With 200 program participants; over 30 staff; 2000 donors; thousands of customers; and a network of partners, Summer Street is a vibrant part of the Pictou County community. We offer a full spectrum of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the people we serve. We are driven by the desire for an equal playing field where everyone is treated with fairness and respect. Clients may be involved in any of our programs including vocational, life enhancement, wellness, literacy, and employment. In-house social enterprises include catering and events, trophies, and mail services. There is a mutually beneficial impact on our clients (participants and employees) and our community in Pictou County.

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Legal Name

Summer Street Industries Foundation

Charity Number

890801848 RR 0001

How your gift will be used

At Summer Street we support and empower our clients (participants & employees) to lead the quality of life they choose. Your gift will help Summer Street continue to offer a wide range of programs that benefit our clients and our community. Our Life Enhancement programs reinforce quality of life, including education, literacy, health, and well-being. Our Social Enterprises offer skill development and employment in various business and service settings on-site and in the community. Our Skill Development programs provide training in work skills and work-related interpersonal skills.  We also offer Employment Services that assist in identifying career paths and providing support to participants.

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