Immigrant Advisory Table

Call for Applications: CBLIP Immigrant Advisory Table

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The CBLIP is currently forming an Immigrant Advisory Table (IAT) of approximately twenty people to ensure that newcomer perspectives inform the work and decisions of the CBLIP Council and its future working groups. The CBLIP is seeking applications from immigrants who live in Cape Breton and can bring lived experience to their role as an IAT member. Please note that this is a volunteer position.


IAT Objectives

The primary objectives of the IAT will be to:

  • Provide input in the development of the CBLIP Strategy and on subsequent action plans and projects;
  • Increase public awareness of and engagement in cultural diversity in Cape Breton;
  • Act as cultural ambassadors to the CBLIP;
  • Help to improve connections between newcomers and available services;
  • Represent the vision of the CBLIP.


Member Roles & Responsibilities

IAT members will help provide direction for the CBLIP by:

  • Attending all IAT meetings (4-6 per year);
  • Sharing information and expertise;
  • Reflecting on personal experiences to provide ideas on building CBLIP strategies and actions;
  • Contributing to a safe, comfortable environment for members to share their knowledge and experiences;
  • Completing any assigned reading or tasks sent out between meetings;
  • Acting as a liaison between the IAT and their respective social and cultural groups.


Required Knowledge & Skills

The CBLIP is looking for applicants with:

  • An interest in fostering more welcoming and inclusive communities in Cape Breton;
  • A strong sense of the challenges and opportunities facing newcomers in Cape Breton;
  • Strategic thinking skills;
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English and/or French (written and oral).



The first IAT meeting will be scheduled in August or September 2018. At that time, an annual meeting schedule will be determined, with meetings occurring between four and six times per year. Additional meetings may be scheduled on an as-needed basis. Meeting locations will be determined by IAT members. Members are expected to attend all IAT meetings.



In the first year of the IAT, members will serve one-year terms. Following the first year, members will serve two or three year terms with length determined by self-nomination.


Application Submission

Download Application Form: English | Français

Please send completed applications forms to: Kailea Pedley, CBLIP Program Manager, Cape Breton Partnership, 285 Alexandra Street, Sydney, NS, B1S 2E8, or by email to

Applications will be accepted until July 20, 2018 at 4pm.


Further Information

Any questions or concerns regarding the CBLIP Immigrant Advisory Table or its application process can be directed to Kailea Pedley, CBLIP Program Manager at or 902 258 7331.