Current Work

We use our skills and experiences in combination with community wisdom to embark on shared journeys with our clients. We consider it an honour when communities allow us to be part of their journeys, and we conduct our work with great respect for this privilege.

Current Work

Horizons offers services to meet a broad range of organizational needs. We have a strong reputation as a solid team that produces excellent quality work, and we like to have fun together. Our approach is collaborative and flexible to suit the needs of our clients.

Our current work includes:

Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat - First Nations Treatment Centre Governance Models Review

Through Indigenous Services Canada, the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) and the National Youth Solvent Abuse Program (NYSAP) fund treatment centres across Canada to help Indigenous and Inuit communities develop local programs aimed at preventing alcohol, drug, and solvent abuse, and to help restore the well-being of individuals and communities.

We were recently contracted by the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APC) to conduct an environmental scan to review treatment centre governance models across Canada, internationally, as well as leading practices throughout Atlantic Canada. Our work will consist of a mix of methods to gather the required information, including interviews and First Nation and international Treatment Centres’ website searches to determine their governance models.

Community INC and Canadian Mental Health Association - Partnership Model

Both Community INC and CMHA Kings County Branch provide supports for people who experience barriers to employment. Two years ago NS Works was formed, with the intention that anyone who needs employment supports can go to one place in their community and receive the supports they need. At that time, these two organizations formed a partnership to share responsibility for co-managing this part of their mandates. We are supporting them in reflecting on the strengths of their partnership model, and in identifying how it can be improved.

Fountain of Health Initiative - Project Management

As an innovative organization, FoH continues to work on introducing its tools and messages about brain health, resiliency and dementia prevention to the public. We continue to work with FoH, managing a number of initiatives, including:

  • Updating the functionality of the website and app ( funded by the NS Department of Seniors);
  • Creating and maintaining a database of healthcare providers and affiliated professionals with an interest in seniors’ mental health;
  • Supporting the Atlantic Seniors Mental Health Network, a regional network of the Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health (CCSMH) - the Network’s main purpose is to support a regional community of practice in the mental and physical healthcare of older adults;
  • Supporting the national leadership team (Board);
  • Creating and updating a listing of knowledge exchange opportunities related to seniors’ mental health and providing to CCSMH for their quarterly newsletter; and
  • Supporting the Nova Scotia FoH core team.