The Pitch: Dartmouth Adult Services Centre

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More than quality programs for adults with an intellectual disability, the Dartmouth Adult Services Centre (DASC) gives people the support they need to realize their potential and become active members of their community. Through social enterprise and a variety of vocational and community employment programs, DASC works to ensure each client finds personal fulfillment.
As a leader of non-profit social enterprise in Nova Scotia, DASC runs several businesses out of its Burnside facility. These services allow companies to outsource projects and tasks that translate into continued programs, employee-skill development, and the endorsement of DASC’s goals within
the community.
The mission of DASC, in association with the community is to provide opportunities for adults with an intellectual disability and support them in realizing individual potential.
Some of the businesses run at DASC include packaging and assembly, complete mailing services including printing, addressed and unaddressed mail, collating, inserting, and labelling, promotional-button making, and boardroom rentals.
For over 50 years, DASC’s packaging and assembly business has specialized in packaging items from bulk, assembling products from individual components and kitting, making them industry experts. In the past few years, DASC has been packaging food too and has become co-packers for several local businesses. Outsourcing these types of projects to DASC means companies can rely on efficient and timely service and “buying social” at the same time.
“We are thrilled to be able to utilize the services that DASC has been able to provide,” says Craig Bethune, Atlantic Canadian regional director with Medline/Medical Mart. “It truly has been a great partnership and a big win for us in terms of how you were able to provide us with the tasks needed to help our health-care clients. We have had nothing but wonderful feedback from our customer as well. I look forward to continuing to utilize DASC services wherever we think it can work.”
Another dynamic business at DASC is the rental of state-of-the-art boardroom and training rooms, offering video conferencing, smart boards, and all tools to set up the right atmosphere for a business meeting or social function. DASC offers free unlimited parking and our venues are the perfect combination of function and elegance for all meeting and organized events.
DASC’s commitment to the community ensures competitive pricing, quality personal service, and exceptional attention to detail.
For more information, contact Alex Wilson at 902-468-6606 (ext. 227) or

This story was originally published in Halifax Magazine.

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