The Cape Breton Welcome Network is a constellation of local, volunteer-led Welcome Groups made up of established Cape Bretoners eager to share their passion for Cape Breton – Unama’ki with newcomers.
If you are new to Cape Breton – or if you’d like to help welcome those who are – please read on!
About the Welcome Network
Launched in 2020, the Cape Breton Welcome Network is designed to support Cape Breton communities do one of the things they do best: welcome. The Network is comprised of a growing number of Welcome Groups, spread all around the Island and led by enthusiastic community volunteers. These volunteer Welcomers are people who are well-connected and very familiar with their communities – their histories, their great local activities and their hidden gems.
The Welcome Network plays a coordinating role – supporting these groups with the tools and resources they need to thrive. The Welcome Network also works to make sure that every newcomer to Cape Breton knows how to reach the nearest Welcome Group.
The welcoming activities of each group are different – customized to best suit each community and each newcomer. Common activities might include: a welcoming phone call, meeting for coffee, delivering welcome baskets, offering community tours.
*At this time, all Welcome Groups are asked to adhere to public health and safety measures related to COVID-19 to ensure that all Welcomers and newcomers are safe in their activities.
Connect with a Welcome Group today!
If you are new to Cape Breton or if you would like to learn how to become a Welcomer, please reach out to the Welcome Group nearest you:
Why Welcoming Matters
The Cape Breton Welcome Network is about enriching our communities. We believe that communities are healthier, happier and more productive when newcomers are welcomed and can fully participate in society and in the local economy. The Cape Breton Partnership recognizes that immigration will continue to play a key role in the economic future of Cape Breton–Unama’ki and we want newcomers to feel welcomed and included in our communities.