The following companies/organizations are Investors of the Cape Breton Partnership and offer services specific to business development.

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design (the Centre), a non-profit charitable organization, is an integral and leading force in the educational, promotional and economic development of the craft sector on Cape Breton Island with a membership of over 300 individuals and organizations throughout Cape Breton Island, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw people of Unama’ki. The mandate of Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is to promote excellence in the field of craft and design through education and training, exhibitions and special events. We are committed to developing programs that preserve, elevate, expand, and enhance the creation of craft.


Stephanie Dupuis

Craft Business Development Coordinator

322 Charlotte Street Sydney, Nova Scotia


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Cape Breton Partnership – Business Services

The Cape Breton Partnership provides support, counselling and guidance to businesses at every stage.


Shannon MacNeil

(902) 562-0122

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Navigate, located in the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, aims to foster and keep burgeoning companies in Cape Breton by providing space, support, and resources. Navigate provides: Subsidized office space for early-stage companies Common workspace available to all members The ability to tap into a worldwide network of experts in the fields of business and technology Event programming provided for tenants, members, and the community includes lunch and learns, workshops, hackathons, and start-up weekends


Megan MacAulay

Project Director

37 Nepean Street, Suite 105, Sydney, NS, B1P 6A7


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The Convent

Cape Breton Island, rich in natural beauty, relishes in its abundance of artists and creativity – painters, sculptors, musicians, actors, dancers, designers, developers, photographers, and cinematographers, writers and story tellers. The Convent aspires to provide a welcoming place in which artists can collaborate, work, develop and hone their craft, and share their work with local and visiting public in an affordable and modern facility. The Convent provides both private studio rentals ($270/month) and work spaces in a large open shared studio ($95-$220/month). Building also has 24/7 access for tenants, cafe/kitchen, event and meeting spaces, and is universally accessible.


Savannah Anderson

Manager, The Convent

170 George Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia


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