This study presents the findings of a primary research study conducted in the Cape
Breton-Unama’ki region about workplace inclusion. The team applied a multimodal
approach to interviewing people at different levels including employers, service providers,
and members of the workforce across Unama’ki – Cape Breton’s most prominent service
industries – healthcare, wholesale and retail, education, and construction. The workforce
research was conducted anonymously through survey methods where 256 individuals
participated. Additionally, the team consulted with 23 employers and service providers
through in-person consultations in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM), the Town
of Port Hawkesbury, Baddeck, and Inverness, as well as through virtual interviews and