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

Cape Breton Community Housing Association
Community Homeless Shelter

Community CARES
Job Finding Clubs for Sustainable Employment

Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton
Outreach Services

VON Cape Breton
Meal & Grocery Delivery 

New Dawn Meals on Wheels
Seniors Meals Delivery
Good Food Bus

North Of Smokey Food Bank
Budget Friendly Meal Planning

Society for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians
Device Loan program

The Salvation Army, Sydney
School Food 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 Program

Bereaved Families of Cape Breton
Adolescent Grief Support Groups

Brilliant Labs
Making Connections

Cape Breton Centre for Sexual Health
Healthy Sexuality for Youth

Educational Program Innovations Charity Society
Youth Peer Program

Undercurrent Youth Centre
Children & Youth Food Program

YMCA, Cape Breton
Financial Support for Families
Cape Breton Community Program Centre


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.

Collaborative Projects

Current programs:
Transportation for Economic & Social Inclusion (Pilot program)
Learn to Camp (in partnership with Parks Canada) 

Past programs:
Summer Fun Days program
Youth Community Connectedness project

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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.