Cape Breton Welcome Network initiative helps communities welcome newcomersAugust 26, 2020

Cape Breton Island, NS – Are you passionate about your community and eager to share that enthusiasm with new neighbours? Would you like to promote your community while meeting new residents? Then the Cape Breton Partnership would like to speak with you!

The Cape Breton Welcome Network is a new initiative of the Cape Breton Partnership to support communities across the Island in welcoming newcomers. It will be comprised of local volunteer-led  Welcome Groups, eventually reaching every corner of Cape Breton – Unama’ki.

“People are healthier, happier and feel more connected to their community when they are welcomed and can participate fully in society and in the local economy,” says Carla Arsenault, Cape Breton Partnership President & CEO. “It is of the utmost importance to ensure that newcomers to Cape Breton feel welcomed and included in our communities.”

Each Welcome Group will be unique across Cape Breton and work to best meet the needs of newcomers in each particular community. Regular activities could include making welcome baskets, hosting community events and offering tours of the community.

“It’s not just about helping newcomers, it’s about enriching our communities. Learning with and about each other as we live and work together only increases the value and prosperity of Cape Breton Island,” adds Arsenault.

Volunteers from across the Island are needed to form the network’s Welcome Groups. To discuss the opportunity and find out more information, please contact or visit  

The Cape Breton Welcome Network is an initiative of the Cape Breton Partnership and supported by Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI).


Media Contact:
Jeremy Martell
Cape Breton Partnership

About the Cape Breton Partnership:
The Cape Breton Partnership is Unama’ki – Cape Breton’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