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The Cape Breton Welcome Network, a new program launched through the Cape Breton Partnership, is ready to welcome newcomers.
The network is made up of volunteer-led Welcome Groups that create welcoming opportunities for those who are new to the island.
The initiative started in September and has formed six independent welcome groups with more than 50 volunteers.
Actions of group volunteers could include anything from an email, to a meal invite, or even a walk in the park.
“There are few things more important to the success of living in a new location than a friendly, kind, sincere person eager to share the vibrancy of their neighbourhood,” said volunteer Megan Ringer in a press release.
This program is funded by the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.
Those looking to be welcomed, start a new welcome group, or get involved in existing welcome groups, should contact [email protected] or visit https://welcometocapebreton.ca/welcomenetwork for more information.