From Poverty to Possibility

We’re helping to meet the basic needs of our community’s most vulnerable people, giving every
local community member the opportunity to realize a better future. We are moving people from
Poverty to Possibility by funding programs that provides supports for people who need help like
counseling, a dry, warm place to sleep and shower, have meals delivered, teach people to shop
and cook and give them skills they need to get a job.

Funded Programs

Adult Learning Association of CB County
Adult Learner Support
Workforce Readiness

Boys & Girls Club of Cape Breton, Whitney Pier Youth Club
Food Services Program

Cape Breton Community Housing Association
Community Homeless Shelter
Housing Support Worker program

Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton
Outreach Services

New Dawn Meals on Wheels
Seniors Meals Delivery

St. Peter’s & Area Food Bank Society
St. Peter’s & Area Food Bank program


All That Kids Can Be

From the early years to high school completion, we’re supporting the full path of development to
help children and youth achieve their potential. We fund programs that help Kids be All that They
Can Be by providing them with a safe place to learn, play, eat healthy and grow.

Funded Programs

Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre
Youth Programming

Boys & Girls Club of Cape Breton, Whitney Pier Youth Club
Afterschool Program
Recreation Program
Special Events
Summer Program
Youth Mental Health/Leadership

Educational Program Innovations Charity Society
Youth Employability Workshops
Youth Peer Program

Island Community Justice Society
Client Support

Inverness Development Association
Growing Strong: Food Literacy & Production

Bereaved Families of Cape Breton
Adolescent Grief Support Groups

Cape Breton Centre for Sexual Health
Healthy Sexuality for Youth

Ride The Wave

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Youth Project Society
Social Support for LGBTQ2+ Youth

Membertou Cultural & Heritage Centre Foundation Inc.
Sharing and Learning from Mi’kmaq Chants & Dances

Undercurrent Youth Centre
Life Skills Programs – Sydney
Children & Youth Food  Program

Financial Support for Families


Strong Communities

In working for the overall well-being of community members, we’re building the positive
environments and social capacity for caring, safe neighbourhoods. We are funding programs to
build strong communities by funding programs that support people with disabilities, help people
change after getting in trouble with the law, and make Cape Breton a great place to live, work and
raise a family.

Funded Programs

Bereaved Families of Cape Breton 
Support & Share Grief Support

Family Services of Eastern Nova Scotia
Glace Bay Family Subsidy Program
North of Smokey Family Subsidy Program
Port Hawkesbury Family Subsidy Program
Sydney Family Subsidy Program

Island Community Justice Society
Community Mobilization

Society for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Devices Program
Hearing Aid Bank

211 NS
1,901 calls in 2017 


Reports & Resources

Annual reports, strategic plans, and any other helpful resources we have to help you better understand what it is we do for Cape Breton.