Welcoming Newcomers: What does it mean for your community?

Sat, May 12th, 2018 @ 12:00 am - Wed, Jul 18th, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Presented By:
The Cape Breton Partnership
Various location - See Below for Details

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 – a group of 30 individuals representing local non-profits, businesses and municipalities across Cape Breton. Together, the Council works to:

  • Support community-level research and planning;
  • Improve the coordination of settlement and integration services; and
  • Raise awareness around the needs of newcomers.

In these community engagement events, the CBLIP will be asking communities across Cape Breton two key questions:

  • What is working in how newcomers are welcomed and included in this community?
  • What do we need more of in order to better welcome and include newcomers here?

Everyone is encouraged to attend and to add their voice to the conversation. Each event will run for two hours and will focus on discussion of these topics in small groups.

The input gathered from these events will contribute to the formation of the CBLIP Strategy – a set of community-identified priorities that will determine the focus and actions of the CBLIP moving forward.

Please RSVP to local.immigration@capebretonpartnership.com with your name, email address, and the date/location of the session you would like to attend.

For more information, contact Kailea Pedley (CBLIP Program Manager) at local.immigration@capebretonpartnership.com or by phone at 902-258-7331.


May 12 – 10:00AM – North Sydney

Location: Legion 19 – 16 Archibald Ave, North Sydney, NS B2A 2W1


May 12 – 2:00PM – Sydney Mines

Location: Legion 8 – 769 Main St, Sydney Mines, NS B1V 2L6


May 16 – 10:00AM – Sydney

Location: Legion 138 – 35 State St, Sydney, NS B1P 2W2


May 16 – 4:00PM – New Waterford

Location: Carmel Centre – 3208 Mt Carmel Ave, New Waterford, NS B1H 1T7


May 23 – 4:00PM – Glace Bay

Location: Legion 3 – 43 Union St, Glace Bay, NS B1A 2P6


June 6 – 4:00PM – Ingonish Beach

Location: Smokey Recreation Society Hall – 37890 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Beach, B0C 1L0


June 13 – 10:00AM – Arichat

Location: New Horizon Club – 2373 NS-206, Arichat, NS B0E 1A0


June 13 – 3:00PM – St. Peter’s

Location: St. Peter’s Fire Hall – 22 Toulouse St, St. Peter’s, NS B0E 3B0


June 20 – 4:00PM – Baddeck

Location: Bras d’Or Yacht Club – 1 Jones St, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0


June 26 – 4:00PM – Port Hawkesbury

Location: Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre – 606 Reeves St, Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2R7


July 9 – 4:00PM – Whycocomagh

Location: Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre – 9650 NS-105, Whycocomagh, NS B0E 3M0


July 18 – 10:00AM – Chéticamp

Location: Club des Retraites – 15108 Main St, Chéticamp, NS B0E 1H0


July 18 – 4:00PM – Inverness

Location: Mill Road Social Enterprises – 20 Mill Rd, Inverness, NS B0E 1X0