Symposium to Explore Innovative Approaches to Employment Set for November 25October 22, 2021


Cape Breton Island, NS – Navigate Startup House is collaborating with the Cape Breton Partnership to present the Employment Innovation Symposium For Employers & Managers, to take place November 25 at the Holiday Inn Sydney from 9 am – 12:30 pm.

The Symposium will feature presentations and discussion on a number of topics focused on approaches to finding, inspiring, and keeping the employees that workplaces need to be successful in a post COVID-19 economy. The event will be highlighted with a keynote presentation by author, speaker, seminar leader and corporate trainer Eddie LeMoine. Through this keynote presentation and more, event attendees will learn how to apply innovation to their human resource practices as they navigate labour shortages and other challenges.

“Unemployment has been the traditional problem that Cape Breton Island used to face. That’s all in the past,” says Todd Graham, Operations Manager at Navigate Startup House. “Today, employers are now wondering where the next generation of workers is coming from and they need to learn how to find and keep the employees their companies need. The aim of this Symposium is to explore these very ideas.”

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive breakout sessions with industry professionals who will lead discussions on navigating the immigration process for employers, human resources best practices (attraction, retention, remote working), cultural context and considerations for diverse employees, and more.

“Of the challenges facing our local business community, labour and workforce challenges have been especially recognized, worsened by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Carla Arsenault, President & CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “We are proud to be partnering with Navigate Startup House on this event and look forward to engaging with Cape Bretoner – Unama’ki employers and our Symposium facilitators.”

Pre-registration is required for this event and, in accordance with public health requirements, proof of vaccination must be provided upon entry. Registration and agenda information can be accessed by visiting


Media Contacts:

Todd Graham
Navigate Startup House

Jeremy Martell
Cape Breton Partnership

About Navigate Startup House
Navigate is more than a workspace — our events and programming foster meaningful relationships that are supportive and inspiring, building an impactful entrepreneur-led community that celebrates creativity, risk-taking, and collaboration. Startup life can be lonely and challenging, but it can also be a lot of fun and immensely rewarding — and at Navigate, our founders have plenty of peers to share the ups and downs up. Our job is to help make the lows the exception and the highs the rule.

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.