The Cape Breton Partnership brings together people who believe in the power of working together to increase economic opportunities and aims to transform Unama’ki - Cape Breton into the most creative and prosperous place on Earth.
The Cape Breton Partnership supports companies and entrepreneurs through our projects and initiatives by:
our island as a great place to live, work, and invest.
a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed.
The Cape Breton Partnership was formed with the idea of uniting businesses and communities across Cape Breton to drive the economy forward. The Partnership is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from the public and private sectors.
DMDE Engineering Ltd.
Seaside Wireless Communications Inc.
Executive Committee Member
Vibe Creative Group
Colbourne Auto Group
Port Hawkesbury Paper LP
JBW Consulting Inc.
Quincy Street Market
Two Men and a Truck
Victoria Co-operative Fisheries Ltd.
Nova Scotia Power
East Coast Credit Union
Casino Nova Scotia - Sydney
SW East International Trading & Consulting
Strait Area Campus, Nova Scotia Community College
President & Chief Executive Officer
Finance & Administration Advisor
Creative Economy Development Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Strategic Relations Advisor
Immigration Engagement Coordinator
Bookkeeping and Administrative Assistant
Green Energy Engagement Coordinator
Director of Communications
Cape Breton Welcome Network Coordinator
Human Resources Advisor
Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership Program Manager
Digital Marketing Specialist
Labour Market & Immigration Advisor
Economic Development Officer, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Economic Development Officer, Inverness County
Innovation & Economic Development Officer, Richmond County & Town of Port Hawkesbury
Communications & Investor Relations Coordinator
Cape Breton Connector Program Coordinator
Economic Development Officer, Victoria County
Business Planning Advisor
The Cape Breton Partnership provides economic development support to all five Municipalities on the Island, and four First Nation communities, under the Regional Enterprise Network (REN) model in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia. The Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network (CBREN) includes the First Nation Communities of Eskasoni, Membertou, Wagmatcook, and We’koqma’q; the Municipalities of the Counties of Inverness, Richmond, and Victoria; and the Town of Port Hawkesbury. The CBRM Regional Enterprise Network (CBRM REN) is represented by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Both RENs are a part of a larger network of Regional Enterprise Networks across Nova Scotia.
For more information on the CBREN and CBRM REN, click the below buttons which contain information on core activities, governance and oversight, current board members, and key delivery areas.
Through the Regional Enterprise Networks, Cape Breton Partnership staff are based across the region in Baddeck, Port Hood, Arichat, Port Hawkesbury, and Sydney.
The current Board of the CBREN includes:
Osborne Burke, Victoria Co-op Fisheries
Alyssia Jeddore, Eskasoni Corporate Division
Vivek Saxena, NSCC Strait Area Campus
Adam Bateman, Business Development Bank of Canada
Jen Ryan, Quincy Street Market
Geoffrey Clarke, Port Hawkesbury Paper
Pearlene Cormier, East Coast Credit Union
The current Board of the CBRM REN includes:
Tracey Boutilier, Vibe Creative Group
Brad Jacobs, Colbourne Auto Group
Shaowei Xu, SW East International Trading & Consulting
Howie Doiron, Lindsay Construction
James Wooder, JBW Consulting
Ron Blinkhorn, Casino Nova Scotia – Sydney