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Open Sky Co-operative Ltd.

Registered Name: Open Sky Co-operative Ltd.

Business No: 841260706RR0001

Open Sky Co-operative supports adults who experience barriers to employment and independence, due to disability or mental health challenges.

Open Sky Co-operative Ltd.


Open Sky Co-operative has over 12 years of experience supporting young adults experiencing barriers due to autism, learning disabilities, and mental health challenges. We offer a unique program building social and practical skills through the daily and seasonal rhythms of farm life and community connections. 

Open Sky is a beautiful, welcoming place to be. On an 11-acre farm in newly formed municipality of Tantramar (Sackville) NB, we have a farmhouse, barn, "maker space", greenhouses and many acres of lawns, gardens and pasture. Day programs, training and activities are provided for adults who live locally to improve their skills and well-being, as well as learn and do organic farming and gardening. We have helped participants launch co-operatives and businesses, that provide employment for people who face barriers. There are also rooms in the farmhouse that can provide a transitional residence for those ready to try independent living.   

An exciting development is the addition of retail greenhouse in 2023,  growing and selling bedding plants and providing new training and employment opportunities for neurodivergent individuals locally.

Everyone can benefit from living and working in a healthy environment, with gentle relationships and within an understanding and supportive community. Extra skilled support is invaluable, especially for those already disempowered by challenging life experiences.

Open Sky has expertise for adults with autism spectrum disorder, providing unique and effective skills programming, tailored to meet needs identified by a functional skills assessment. Open Sky is the only such service provider in the Maritimes.

The activities of Open Sky Co-operative are guided by the following charitable objects:

  1. To establish, operate and maintain a residential, educational and therapeutic facility for persons with social, developmental or mental health challenges, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders or Asperger Syndrome.
  2. To provide life-skills development programmes, vocational training, mentorship, and recreational and social activities to persons with social, developmental or mental health challenges.
  3. To educate and increase the understanding of the public about the causes and effects of, and treatments for, social, developmental or mental health challenges, on the barriers that prevent the participation of persons with disabilities in their community life and on the support services available to persons suffering from such disabilities.
  4. To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the above-mentioned charitable purposes.




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