PAST PARTNERSHIP EVENTS


05October2017
2017 Investor Summit

The Cape Breton Partnership will host the annual Investor Summit on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Keltic Lodge at the Highlands in Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton. The Partnership's Investor Summit brings together over 200 business, community, and government leaders from across Nova Scotia. Summit attendees will have the opportunity to network, collaborate and discuss issues facing the local economy, and be able to provide input on building a strong economic future for Cape Breton and Mulgrave. ACCOMMODATIONS Contact the Keltic Lodge…

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01November2017
Atlantic Cannabis Forum

ARE YOU READY FOR CANADA'S FAST APPROACHING LEGALIZED CANNABIS INDUSTRY? The Canadian cannabis market is growing and now with the legalized market starting on July 1st 2018 we need to prepare. The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to join us for Atlantic Canada’s first cannabis forum where we will be discussing and presenting on the expected upcoming changes and help you prepare for this new emerging market.   We are bringing together industry experts to share what they have been…

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30November2017
Atlantic Immigration – Impacts & Opportunities for your Workplace

Canada’s demographics are changing and Nova Scotia shows no exception. Right now, one of the main challenges is overcoming major gaps within the labour market, because there are more people leaving than entering the workforce. The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to attend an information session for employers to understand the changing labour market needs in Cape Breton, the new initiatives being put forward by the provincial and federal government, and a current list of solutions available for your workplace.…

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08December2017
Cape Breton Vital Excellence Awards

The NextGen Leadership Society, in collaboration with the Cape Breton Partnership, is hosting the fourth annual Vital Cape Breton Excellence Awards on Friday, December 8, at Centre 200 in Sydney. The Vital Awards bring together community and business leaders to recognize the success and talents of our region's exceptional youth between the ages of 16 and 40, as well as employers who create employment and rewarding work environments for young professionals.   The award categories and nomination criteria include: Vital…

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17January2018
Cape Breton Partnership Open House

Join us for an open house showcasing the Cape Breton Partnership’s new office location. In collaboration with the Construction Association of Nova Scotia, enjoy an afternoon of networking and connecting.

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18January2018
Atlantic Immigration – Opportunities for Your Workplace – Chéticamp

Canada’s demographics are changing and Nova Scotia shows no exception. Many businesses are wondering how they can overcome major gaps in the labour market when more people are leaving than entering the workforce. The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to attend an information session for employers on Immigration in Atlantic Canada to understand the changing labour market needs in Cape Breton, the new initiatives being put forward by the provincial and federal government, and a current list of solutions available…

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23January2018
Atlantic Immigration – Opportunities for Your Workplace – Port Hawkesbury

Canada’s demographics are changing and Nova Scotia shows no exception. Many businesses are wondering how they can overcome major gaps in the labour market when more people are leaving than entering the workforce. The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to attend an information session for employers on Immigration in Atlantic Canada to understand the changing labour market needs in Cape Breton, the new initiatives being put forward by the provincial and federal government, and a current list of solutions available…

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07February2018
Atlantic Immigration – Opportunities for Your Workplace – Inverness

Canada’s demographics are changing and Nova Scotia shows no exception. Many businesses are wondering how they can overcome major gaps in the labour market when more people are leaving than entering the workforce. The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to attend an information session for employers on Immigration in Atlantic Canada to understand the changing labour market needs in Cape Breton, the new initiatives being put forward by the provincial and federal government, and a current list of solutions available…

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14February2018
Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) – ICT/Digital Information Session

The Cape Breton Partnership, in collaboration with Innovacorp, would like to invite you to attend an information session on the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) and how your organization can benefit from it. The AIP is an innovative program – part of the federal government’s Atlantic Growth Strategy – that was developed to help businesses fill labour gaps and grow. It is for employers in any sector who are trying to overcome challenges that are hindering sustainability and/or growth opportunities. Some…

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05March2018
Atlantic Immigration – Opportunities for your Workplace – Baddeck

The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to attend an information session for employers on Immigration in Atlantic Canada to understand the changing labour market needs in Cape Breton, the new initiatives being put forward by the provincial and federal government, and a current list of solutions available for your workplace. We will have information on the new Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP), the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP), and the Connector Program. The AIP is an innovative program – part of the…

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08March2018
Mental Health Lunch & Learn

Presented by St. John Ambulance, this lunch & learn session will explore topics associated with mental illness, such as reducing stigma, increasing awareness, and discussing options for someone in a mental health crisis. This session will also provide information on mental health first aid, a program delivered by St. John Ambulance.

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20March2018
Think Export Now Conference

The Think Export N.O.W. Conference will bring together export related government partners, organizations, current exporters and companies thinking of exporting to collaborate on addressing the barriers of exporting products and services to national and international markets. Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage in an interactive dialogue with the luncheon keynote speaker. If you have a company, and have an interest in exporting for the first time or would like to expand your sales in existing or new markets,…

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22March2018
Slips, Trips, and Falls Lunch & Learn

Slips, Trips and Falls (STF) are one of the major causes of injuries for Nova Scotia workers. Injured Workers who suffer a STF average 92 lost days from work. The primary contributors are ice and snow, water and liquid, getting in and out a vehicle, or going up and down steps and stairs. On average 1,403 claims each year missed time from work due to a Slip, Trip or Fall. Presented by WCB Nova Scotia, this lunch and learn session…

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28March2018
Atlantic Immigration – Opportunities for your Workplace – Ingonish

The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to attend an information session for employers on Immigration in Atlantic Canada to understand the changing labour market needs in Cape Breton, the new initiatives being put forward by the provincial and federal government, and a current list of solutions available for your workplace. We will have information on the new Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP), the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP), and the Connector Program. The AIP is an innovative program – part of the…

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02May2018
Atlantic Immigration – Opportunities for your Workplace – Arichat

The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to attend an information session for employers on Immigration in Atlantic Canada to understand the changing labour market needs in Cape Breton, the new initiatives being put forward by the provincial and federal government, and a current list of solutions available for your workplace. We will have information on the new Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP), the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP), and the Connector Program. The AIP is an innovative program – part of the…

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15May2018
Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium

The Cape Breton Partnership will be hosting the sixth annual Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium in collaboration with WCB Nova Scotia, and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education, held at Cape Breton University on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium will mark the ending of week-long activities in Cape Breton to celebrate North American Occupational Safety and Health Week from May 6-12, 2018. This event is aimed at workplace safety committee professionals, managers, human resource professionals and small business owners.…

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17May2018
Victoria County Business Dinner

The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to attend the Victoria County Business Dinner, which will be hosted by the Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network on Thursday, May 17 at the Keltic Lodge at the Highlands. You are welcomed to join members of the private sector community for an evening to celebrate and support local business, foster collaboration, and engage in discussion. The event will feature a keynote address from Mike MacSween (Executive Director, Celtic Colours International Festival), as well as…

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28May2018
Dingwall: The Early Days at CBU

Presented by the Cape Breton Partnership, in collaboration with Cape Breton University, David C. Dingwall, President & Vice-Chancellor of Cape Breton University, will highlight the early days of his term and affirm CBU’s crucial role to the future prosperity of Cape Breton Island. As a key driver of economic, social and cultural activity in the only significantly-sized urban centre outside of the Halifax Regional Municipality, CBU is an asset to the region, positively impacting many communities across Cape Breton Island.…

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19June2018
Succession Readiness Workshop – Ensuring Your Future

Do you run a small to medium sized business in Nova Scotia? The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to a 3-hour workshop to help you understand more about Succession Planning for your business, presented by Grant Thornton. Key Topics Include: Succession Planning 101: What Does It Really Mean Valuing a Business, How To Properly Assess Your Operation The Selling Process, The Steps & What To Expect Increasing the Value of Your Business, How To Do It & Why It's Important Tax Implications, Selling…

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12May2018
Welcoming Newcomers: What does it mean for your community?

The Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership (CBLIP) is hosting a series of dynamic and engaging events to gather community input on how Cape Breton welcomes and includes newcomers and to explore the areas where we can do better. Everyone is welcome to attend. Launched in 2017, the CBLIP is a collaborative initiative designed to improve newcomer integration in Cape Breton by fostering a welcoming community. The initiative is administered by the Cape Breton Partnership and guided by the CBLIP Council –…

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10September2018
Taking the Work Out of Networking

Does the thought of “networking” make your palms sweaty? Or are you someone who loves meeting new people but want to learn the ins and outs? Facilitated by Permjot Valia, Founder of MentorCamp, this event will test your networking abilities, give you tips, and improve your technique and skills. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 7:00PM - 8:30PM NAVIGATE STARTUP HOUSE Registration gets you access to this event, PLUS: September 11 7:00PM - 7:45PM - A Presentation by Michael J. Sikorsky, CEO &…

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27September2018
Off the Clock Networking

A night of networking great food, & good company.

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04October2018
Investor Summit 2018

The Cape Breton Partnership will host the annual Investor Summit on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Keltic Lodge at the Highlands in Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton. The Partnership's Investor Summit brings together over 200 business, community, and government leaders from across Nova Scotia. Summit attendees will have the opportunity to network, collaborate and discuss issues facing the local economy, and be able to provide input on building a strong economic future for Cape Breton. ACCOMMODATIONS Contact the Keltic Lodge at the…

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18September2018
Export Growth Service Town Halls

Interested in exporting? Want to expand your sales? Come learn more about the new Export Growth Service! We want to hear from you!   Ingonish - Tuesday, September 18th 8:00AM - 9:30AM - Smokey Recreation Hall Chéticamp - Wednesday, September 19th 12:00PM - 1:30PM - TBA Inverness - Wednesday, September 19th 4:00PM - 5:30PM - Mill Road Social Enterprises Baddeck - Friday, September 21st 8:00AM - 9:30AM - Baddeck Courthouse Wagmatcook - Friday, September 21st 12:00PM - 1:30PM - Wagmatcook…

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22October2018
Richmond County Business Dinner

The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to attend the Richmond County Business Dinner, which will be hosted by the Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network (CBREN) on Monday, October 22 at the Dundee Resort and Golf Club. You are welcomed to join members of the private sector community for an evening to celebrate and support local business, foster collaboration, and engage in discussion. The event will feature a keynote address from Mary Tulle (CEO, Destination Cape Breton) and Bernadette Power (Acting…

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24October2018
Off the Clock Networking

A night of networking great food, & good company.

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02November2018
2018 Vital Awards

Young people are vital to Cape Breton; their talent, drive and contributions to business and the community are paving the way for our future. On Friday, November 2, 2018, the fifth annual Vital Awards will be hosted by the NextGen Leadership Society in collaboration with Cape Breton Partnership. This night will recognize the success and talents our region's youth at the inaugural Vital Cape Breton Excellence Awards. Hosted at Centre 200 in Sydney, the Vital Awards will celebrate young entrepreneurs and community leaders from across Cape…

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05November2018
Inverness County Business Dinner

The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to attend the Inverness County Business Dinner, which will be hosted by the Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network (CBREN) on Monday, November 5 at la Salle Paroissiale, Saint-Joseph-Du-Moine. You are welcomed to join members of the private sector community for an evening to celebrate and support local business, foster collaboration, and engage in discussion. The event will feature a keynote address from the Honourable Lena Metlege Diab, Nova Scotia Minister of Immigration and Acadian…

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07November2018
Succession Readiness Workshop – Ensuring Your Future Copy

Do you run a small to medium sized business in Nova Scotia? The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to a 3-hour workshop to help you understand more about Succession Planning for your business, presented by Grant Thornton. Key Topics Include: Succession Planning 101: What Does It Really Mean Valuing a Business, How To Properly Assess Your Operation The Selling Process, The Steps & What To Expect Increasing the Value of Your Business, How To Do It & Why It's Important Tax Implications, Selling…

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15November2018
Immigration Summit

The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to attend the Cape Breton • Unama'ki Immigration Summit on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Verschuren Centre, Cape Breton University. Cape Breton • Unama'ki Immigration Summit will bring together community members, business leaders, entrepreneurs, municipalities,  newcomers, students, settlement agencies, and other community stakeholders for a positive dialogue and exchange on immigration in Cape Breton. Join us in discussing how our Island is coming together to grow our economy and help shape a welcoming and inclusive…

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11January2019
Immigration 101

Join the Cape Breton Partnership, the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to learn how to gain Canadian work experience and help you attain permanent residency after graduation. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: Learn more about pathways to permanent residence for international students and how to gain Canadian work experience under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program. Presented by: Jodie Creaser Outreach Officer, Domestic Network Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada / Government of Canada Nova Scotia Office…

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18March2019
International Recruitment Information Session | Session d’Information sur le Recrutment International

Join the Cape Breton Partnership for an information session hosting a delegation from Canadian embassies promoting international recruitment of French-speaking skilled workers, as well as the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration providing information on provincial streams and employer supports.   Hear from: Louise Van Winkle, Designated Migration Officer Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Canadian for the Embassy of Canada to France Philippe de Varennes, Migration Program Manager Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Canadian for the Embassy of Canada to Romania…

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20March2019
Speed Networking at CBU

We are delighted to be welcoming alumni back to CBU to share their valuable career experiences with you. This is the perfect opportunity to develop your professional networking skills while finding out about the broad range of career opportunities available to you after graduating. Whether you have a clear idea of your career goals or simply want to explore different options, this event will provide you with invaluable insights and real life career advice from CBU’s graduates. Refreshments will be…

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29March2019
Cape Breton • Unama’ki Summer Job Expo

For Employers: If you operate a business and are looking to hire students part-time and/or full-time during their summer scheduled breaks, we encourage you to join us at the Summer Job Expo. At the Summer Job Expo, you will have access to talent at CBU to fill your labour shortage needs. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the employer survey that will inform the planning committee on important information to organize the event in a way that…

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11April2019
Indigenous Female Entrepreneur Luncheon Focus Group – Eskasoni

The Cape Breton Partnership and the Nova Scotia Government are working to identify and address the barriers indigenous female entrepreneurs face in accessing support programs and services to start and run successful businesses.   We invite you to participate in a meaningful discussion on how to help make the entrepreneurial support system more inclusive, responsive, and encouraging. Lunch will be provided.   April 11 - Eskasoni, Sarah Denny Cultural Centre Please RSVP to Laura Prosper, lauraprosper@eskasoni.ca April 12 - Membertou,…

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12April2019
Indigenous Female Entrepreneur Luncheon Focus Group – Membertou

The Cape Breton Partnership and the Nova Scotia Government are working to identify and address the barriers indigenous female entrepreneurs face in accessing support programs and services to start and run successful businesses.   We invite you to participate in a meaningful discussion on how to help make the entrepreneurial support system more inclusive, responsive, and encouraging. Lunch will be provided.   April 11 - Eskasoni, Sarah Denny Cultural Centre Please RSVP to Laura Prosper, lauraprosper@eskasoni.ca April 12 - Membertou,…

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15April2019
Indigenous Female Entrepreneur Luncheon Focus Group – Potlotek

The Cape Breton Partnership and the Nova Scotia Government are working to identify and address the barriers indigenous female entrepreneurs face in accessing support programs and services to start and run successful businesses.   We invite you to participate in a meaningful discussion on how to help make the entrepreneurial support system more inclusive, responsive, and encouraging. Lunch will be provided.   April 11 - Eskasoni, Sarah Denny Cultural Centre Please RSVP to Laura Prosper, lauraprosper@eskasoni.ca April 12 - Membertou,…

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18April2019
Inverness County Job Expo

Hosted by the Cape Breton Partnership and Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network, in collaboration with Nova Scotia Works / Island Employment and the Municipality of the County of Inverness, the Inverness County Job Expo will take place at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts and will include employers from across the county. Employment and economic development service providers will be available throughout the Job Expo for businesses and job-seekers to meet and discuss the opportunities that exist. Participating employers…

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24April2019
Indigenous Female Entrepreneur Luncheon Focus Group – We’koqma’q

The Cape Breton Partnership and the Nova Scotia Government are working to identify and address the barriers indigenous female entrepreneurs face in accessing support programs and services to start and run successful businesses.   We invite you to participate in a meaningful discussion on how to help make the entrepreneurial support system more inclusive, responsive, and encouraging. Lunch will be provided.   April 11 - Eskasoni, Sarah Denny Cultural Centre Please RSVP to Laura Prosper, lauraprosper@eskasoni.ca April 12 - Membertou,…

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25April2019
Indigenous Female Entrepreneur Luncheon Focus Group – Wagmatcook

The Cape Breton Partnership and the Nova Scotia Government are working to identify and address the barriers indigenous female entrepreneurs face in accessing support programs and services to start and run successful businesses.   We invite you to participate in a meaningful discussion on how to help make the entrepreneurial support system more inclusive, responsive, and encouraging. Lunch will be provided.   April 11 - Eskasoni, Sarah Denny Cultural Centre Please RSVP to Laura Prosper, lauraprosper@eskasoni.ca April 12 - Membertou,…

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10May2019
HR Professionals – Immigration Lunch & Learn

If you are a HR Professional and looking for immigration information, join us on May 10 at the Holiday Inn for a professional development lunch and learn. This session will cover context on Canadian, Atlantic and Cape Breton demographics and why immigration is important, general immigration considerations (the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system, skill groups, etc.), Federal and Provincial permanent immigration pathways including the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) Program, temporary pathways for employers, international recruitment opportunities, and employer supports. This…

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15May2019
Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium

The Cape Breton Partnership, in collaboration with Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education, will host the seventh annual Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Cape Breton University in Sydney.  ​​ Industry leaders and provincial representatives from different sectors will join together for a one day symposium about workplace health and safety. Attendees are able to advance their skills, get updates on new provincial safety regulations, and engage in discussion about best practices…

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OTHER LOCAL EVENTS

23Jun
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Announcement Read More
02Jun
Cabotto Chocolates Grand Opening Read More
21Jun
Innovation Ceilidh Read More