August 26, 2020

Cape Breton Welcome Network initiative helps communities welcome newcomers

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… Read more >
August 26, 2020

Improving access to fresh, local food across Cape Breton

Issued by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency From left: Jaime Battiste, Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria; Adrian White, Board Member, Invest Nova Scotia; Wynn MacNeil, Chair of the Board of Directors, Cape Breton Food Hub; Alicia Lake, Executive Director, Cape Breton Food Hub; Carla Arsenault, President and CEO, Cape Breton Partnership. Cape Breton Food Hub to expand links between food producers and consumers  August 24, 2020 – Bras d’Or, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Canada’s food and beverage industry has been hit hard by COVID-19. The Government of Canada is taking significant action to help the industry through this difficult… Read more >
August 19, 2020

Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership shares immigration-related facts in new documents

Cape Breton Island, NS – To grow Cape Breton – Unama’ki’s economy, we must grow its population.  Increasing immigration and welcoming newcomers to the Island are key components of that equation. In an effort to help Cape Bretoners to better understand the immigration landscape, the Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership (CBLIP) has created two resource documents: Immigration in Cape Breton, a Glossary of Common Terms; and Cape Breton Immigration, Important Facts. There are a number of common terms that Cape Bretoners may come across in the news or when having a conversation about immigration. Immigration in Cape Breton, a Glossary… Read more >
August 18, 2020

Cape Breton Partnership Call for Nominations for Board of Directors

Cape Breton Island, NS - The Cape Breton Partnership is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors. Nominations will be accepted until Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  To apply, visit 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. Central to its governance is a skills-based Board of Directors that oversees the Partnership and… Read more >
August 11, 2020

Video: Pride in the Workplace with the Cape Breton Connector Program

In celebration of Cape Breton’s 2020 Pride Week, the Cape Breton Partnership and Cape Breton Connector Program hosted a virtual education webinar for allies in the workforce. This session is for all levels of staff who want to become stronger allies of Cape Breton-Unama’ki’s LGBTQ+ community. Led by Technical Consultant and Entrepreneur, Veronica Merryfield, this session focused on inclusive language, getting pronouns right, and answering questions about these topics. 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;… Read more >
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