Let us help you in the maze of information as you consider starting, expanding or purchasing a business…FROM THE IDEA FORWARD.

Business plan guidance.   Steps in starting.   Business loans.

Two Locations to Serve You!

Queens County

7A Henry Hensey Drive, Liverpool, NS
Drop by for a visit! Located in the waterfront parking lot (building  directly off the Bridge).
Regular hours:  Mon-Fri  9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Lunenburg County

373 King Street, Bridgewater, NS
Regular hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
For business service in both counties, if it is more convenient for your business, please contact us and a Business Officer can come directly to your business to discuss your business expansion or start-up needs. As well, appointments may be made for times outside general office hours if that is most convenient.



Telephone:       (902) 354-2616    Toll Free:          1-888-303-2232
Facsimile:         (902) 354-7355    Email:               sso@cbdc.ca

To reach staff by telephone,

Dial (902)  354-2616 ,

then, to reach:

Krista Harding, Executive Director, press 104

Pat Patterson, Office Manager, press 105

Grant Oxner, Business Officer, press 109

Brock Junkin, Business Officer, press 107

For all other inquiries, press 0




Grant Oxner

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Grant joined South Shore Opportunities’ community based business help in 2011. Grant’s working career includes managing sales in  the retail industry and working in the lending industry.  He also  has a long history with Sunlife Financial , beginning as a self-employed advisor for many years followed by moving into various customer service related positions as an employee and finishing his Sunlife career as an ombudsman.  Grant also has contributed to his community as a municipal councillor.  Some of his volunteer work has included being a past president of a parent, teacher, student high school association,  chairing a committee working to bring internet to rural NS and being vice-chair of a community based economic development organization.  Grant looks forward to each day to use his skills to work with people in a meaningful way.


Brock Junkin, BA, CPA,CMA,MBA 

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Business Officer

Brock joined South Shore Opportunities in August 2016 on a part-time basis.   Brock has a strong financial background as a Certified Management Accountant coupled with a Masters in Business Administration as well as a Chartered Director.  He  wants to help  small businesses in this community by sharing his education and experience..  Brock spent twenty years advising small and medium sized business as a public accountant and did turnkey financial consulting for a host of business enterprises.  He has been involved with many entrepreneurial ventures either on his own or in conjunction with partners, including, but not limited to Neville Mooers Consultants (Turnkey business consulting for small and medium enterprises), E.A.S.T. System Supply (Ships’ chandlery and boatbuilding supply), Covey Island Boatworks (Custom yacht manufacturer), Coral Harbour Community Development Corporation(Harvesting and dressing wild caribou), Sakku Caterers (Isolated camp catering), Qaaqtuq Dyno Nobel (Blasting services), Sakku Challenger (Survey firm).  He is an active community volunteer with organizations such as the LaHave River Trail Association. 


Pat Patterson, Office Manager

Pat joined South Shore Opportunities in May 1993 as Office Manager.  Pat maintains the recordkeeping, does administration on the loan files and generally cares about everyone.


Krista Harding, BBA, CPA, CMA

Executive Director

In 1992, Krista Harding was appointed the Executive Director , serving both Queens and Lunenburg counties. She is a Certified Management Accountant and also holds a  certificate in Public Administration.  Prior to her present employment, Krista performed various financial roles with Mobil Oil, several fish processing companies, a video game production company, and municipal government. Krista has first-hand knowledge of entrepreneurship, having been president and marketing manager of Har-Wen Farms Limited , a small oyster farming business which exported products world wide for 18 years.   She now has a new business, a farming adventure .  In her spare time, Krista enjoys cross-country skiing  and swimming with the seals in Petite Riviere.


Help finding work or training in Queens County is no longer offered by South Shore Opportunities.

Employment Solutions Society offers help finding work or training.  For your convenience Employment Solutions offices are located in the same place as South Shore Opportunities.  Brad Whynot and Darlene Whynot are now joined by several other people to assist you finding work or training.

Telephone:  902-356-2039

Website:     https://empsolutions.ca/



South Shore Opportunities is governed by volunteer business minded individuals of Queens and Lunenburg counties.

A copy of the Board Governance Policy can be found here:



A copy of the 2015-2016 Annual Report can be found here:

CLICK HERE FOR 20152016 Annual Report


The Board of Directors can be contacted via :

Mail:   P.O. Box 1204 Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0               Email:    sso@cbdc.ca

Please be aware that direct solicitation for financing by an applicant to a member of the Board of Directors will deem that member ineligible to participate in decision-making on the financing application.   All applications for financing are made through staff and are reviewed by the Board of Directors.

CBDC is funded in part from a contract with Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.