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July 30, 2020

Cape Breton Partnership and Connector Program to Host “Pride in the Workplace” Virtual Session

Cape Breton Island, NS – In celebration of Cape Breton’s Pride Week, the Cape Breton Partnership and Cape Breton Connector Program are hosting a virtual training session on “Pride in the Workplace” at 10 a.m. on August 6.

The virtual session will be aimed at management and staff of workplaces in any industry that want to become stronger allies of Cape Breton-Unanam’ki’s LGBTQ+ community. The session will feature insights on language used in the workplace and the importance of using the right pronouns, as well as an opportunity for questions and answers from attendees.

The virtual session will be held over the Zoom Webinar platform and facilitated by Technical Consultant and Entrepreneur, Veronica Merryfield. An avid poet, photographer, and musician, Merryfield also volunteers in the LGBTQ+ community with youth and parents; provides training for professionals such as teachers, nurses, crisis line workers and social workers; and is readily available to educate wherever possible, drawing from her own experiences with gender and sexuality.

“We are thrilled to be hosting this event over Cape Breton Pride Week and are excited to once again be partnering with a respected activist and advocate like Veronica,” says Robyn Lee Seale, Cape Breton Connector Program Coordinator with the Cape Breton Partnership. “Holding events like these helps communities learn from one another, and gives us the tools we need to be a truly equitable workforce.”

The session will be capped at 100 participants, however, the webinar will be recorded and available on the Cape Breton Partnership website. Visit https://bit.ly/CBwebinar-PrideInTheWorkplace-Aug2020 to register for this session.

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Media Contact:
Megan Tonet
Cape Breton Partnership
902-202-4178
Megan@capebretonpartnership.com

About the Cape Breton Partnership:
The Cape Breton Partnership is Cape Breton-Unama’ki’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit https://capebretonpartnership.com.

About the Cape Breton Connector Program:

Administered by the Cape Breton Partnership, the Cape Breton Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative. We connect new university or college graduates and newcomers to industry professionals; host networking events to showcase Cape Breton talent; support inclusion through promoting integration; and help keep talent on our beautiful Island. For more information, visit https://capebretonpartnership.com/initiatives/connector/.

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