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Empowering people to be themselves and thrive.

Launched in 1972 under the Dartmouth Activity Centre name, LakeCity has seen a continuous evolution over the years - to LakeCity Industries in 1982, LakeCity Employment Services Association, LakeCity Woodworkers, Reboot and Cleaning in 1986 and most recently to LakeCity Works in 2018.

Over the years, we have assisted thousands of individuals on their journey to living a healthier life. Our clients and employees inspire each other to live and work to the best of their ability. We offer an inviting environment, where people feel free to experiment and share ideas, regardless of outcome. We all have the freedom to be creative and impact change. Nothing is off the table, and there is no such thing as a bad idea.

As a social enterprise, over 50% of our operating budget is generated from our many diverse ventures including employment services, computer repair, cleaning and maintenance, therapeutic woodworking and services for seniors. In 2017, our diverse range of social enterprise products generated over $1.2 million in sales, and 2018 will see the launch of many other ventures that are currently in the works.

We are open to partnership and collaboration with a diverse range of people and organizations to create a more accepting and inclusive employment community.

We are humbled and gratified by the impact of our efforts. We know we are making positive change in the world because we hear it every day from our clients, employees and stakeholders. We see it in the success of clients coming through our enterprises and going out to the community. We are proud of the contribution we are making, helping people achieve healthy minds and healthy lives.

Our Vision

Healthy minds. Healthy Lives.

Our Purpose

To empower people to be themselves and thrive.

Our Values

COMMUNITY

LakeCity is a welcoming, compassionate place, where people feel they belong. We support individuals wherever they are, so they can feel safe to explore, share challenges and celebrate successes. We are open to partnership and collaboration with a diverse range of people and organizations to create a more accepting and inclusive employment community. 

CREATIVITY

We offer an inviting environment, where people feel free to experiment and share ideas, regardless of outcome. We all have the freedom to be creative and impact change. Nothing is off the table, and there is no such thing as a bad idea.

INTEGRITY

At LakeCity, we are committed to living our values every day. We place our clients, employees and community at the forefront of everything we do, serving them to the best of our ability. We are recognized for our integrity, connecting with like-minded organizations, wherever possible. We strive to create a workplace in which everyone is valued and respected. We are true to ourselves and what we set out to do. 

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

We are humbled and gratified by the impact of our efforts. We know we are making positive change in the world because we hear it every day from our clients, employees and stakeholders. We see it in the success of clients coming through our enterprises and going out to the community. We are proud of the contribution we are making, helping people achieve healthy minds and healthy lives.

LEADERSHIP

Our clients and employees inspire each other to live and work to the best of their ability. Their example makes LakeCity a leader in the broader community, motivating other organizations to continuously improve. We have complete confidence in our vision – creating positive change where necessary and keeping what we know is working. We strive for excellence, implementing best practices that lead to greater independence. We look to the community for those beacons, mentors and bright lights that will inspire and guide our work.