Council Members

Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are steered by broad-based coordinating councils comprised of key community members coming together and using their collective knowledge to drive the LIP vision forward.

In Cape Breton, the CBLIP Council is comprised of 30 individuals representing municipalities, settlement agencies, chambers of commerce, schools, libraries, non-profits, employers, and other key partners in newcomer settlement. Together, the CBLIP Council has an immense understanding of the immigrant experience in Cape Breton.

Carla Arsenault

Carla Arsenault

President & CEO

Cape Breton Partnership

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Karen Blair

Karen Blair

Executive Director

Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County

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Brenda Chisholm-Beaton

Brenda Chisholm-Beaton

Mayor

Town of Port Hawkesbury

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Hind Eloukkal

Hind Eloukkal

Organizational Effectiveness Specialist

Marine Atlantic

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Lauri Gallaway

Lauri Gallaway

Account Manager

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

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Jill Gardiner

Jill Gardiner

Coordinator of Evaluation & Learning

United Way Cape Breton

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Millie George

Millie George

EAL/ESL Teacher

Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education

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Trina Hall–Samson

Trina Hall–Samson

Immigrant Settlement Staff / CBLIP Co-Chair

YREACH

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Brenda Lavandier

Brenda Lavandier

Facilitator (Practitioner Training Program)

Literacy Nova Scotia

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Paroo MacKinnon

Paroo MacKinnon

EAL Consultant

Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

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Perla MacLeod

Perla MacLeod

Councillor District 2 / CBLIP Co-Chair

Municipality of the County of Victoria

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Brian Marchand

Brian Marchand

Councillor District 3

Municipality of the County of Richmond

Rob Martin

Rob Martin

Senior Immigrant Settlement Staff

YREACH

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Amanda Mombourquette

Amanda Mombourquette

Executive Director

Strait Area Chamber of Commerce

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Jody Nelson

Jody Nelson

Community Food Coordinator

Ecology Action Centre

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Nadine Paruch

Nadine Paruch

Settlement Services Coordinator

Cape Breton Island Centre for Immigration

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Kailea Pedley

Kailea Pedley

Program Manager

Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership, Cape Breton Partnership

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Alfred Poirier

Alfred Poirier

Councillor District 1

Municipality of the County of Inverness

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Jamie Taylor

Jamie Taylor

Lawyer

Navigate Canada - Immigration Legal Services

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Sheri Taylor-Wood

Sheri Taylor-Wood

Manager of Student Services

Nova Scotia Community College, Strait Area Campus

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Fred Tilley

Fred Tilley

Principal

Nova Scotia Community College, Marconi Campus

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Victor  Tomiczek

Victor Tomiczek

Manager, Enrolment Services (International)

Cape Breton University

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Adrian White

Adrian White

Consultant

NNF Inc. Business Consultants

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Kathleen Yurchesyn

Kathleen Yurchesyn

Chief Executive Officer

Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce

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