2022/23 Campaign Chair

Lori Kennedy has been the co-owner of Louisbourg Seafoods since the company’s inception in 1984. Her work with community, industry, tourism, academia and government has led to innovative corporate policies and procedures that govern how Louisbourg Seafoods operates within the Atlantic Canadian fishery.

As a former fisheries plant worker, Kennedy has a deep appreciation for the industry and she possesses skills that are a direct result of working in each facet of operations.

A graduate of Cape Breton University’s Business Program, Kennedy completed the Women’s Leadership Forum through Harvard Business School.  She is a member of Women’s Presidents Organization – Atlantic Chapter, a non-profit 501 (c) (6) organization formed to improve business conditions for women entrepreneurs and to promote the acceptance and advancement of women entrepreneurs in all industry.

She participates on countless international trade missions to promote the understanding of the east coast fishery of Atlantic Canada and to secure long-term working relationships both at home and internationally as well as participating on various panels and speaking engagements. Kennedy is a respected community leader and philanthropist who devotes her time to local and regional charities and sports organizations.


We are doing our homework on your behalf. We are researching what is working in other communities and supporting implementation of similar programs here in Cape Breton. We are asking questions about how our money is being invested locally and how it is having an impact to make a difference. We are looking at the big picture so that we can learn from others failures and successes. We are supporting partnerships so that we no longer work in silos and can identify gaps that need to be addressed to make programs more efficient and more effective.

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.

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.

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.



Special Events

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Payroll Deduction

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