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 members representing municipalities, settlement agencies, chambers of commerce, schools, libraries, non-profits, employers, and other key partners in newcomer settlement. The CBLIP Council lead the development and monitoring of the CBLIP Strategic Plan and are committed to the ongoing exploration of the ways that we can work collectively to build more welcoming and inclusive communities.

Carla Arsenault

Carla Arsenault

President & CEO

Cape Breton Partnership

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Jason Aucoin

Jason Aucoin

Councillor

Town of Port Hawkesbury

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Karen Blair

Karen Blair

Executive Director

Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County

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Lynn Chisholm

Lynn Chisholm

Councillor District 5

Municipality of the County of Inverness

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Hind Eloukkal

Hind Eloukkal

Organizational Effectiveness Specialist

Marine Atlantic

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Jill Gardiner

Jill Gardiner

Coordinator of Evaluation & Learning

United Way Cape Breton

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Trina Hall–Samson

Trina Hall–Samson

Immigrant Settlement Staff / CBLIP Co-Chair

YREACH

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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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Rob Martin

Rob Martin

Senior Immigrant Settlement Staff

YREACH

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Amanda Mombourquette

Amanda Mombourquette

Community Innovation Lead

Nova Scotia Community College

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Jody Nelson

Jody Nelson

Community Lead

Northside Rising

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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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Lauri Ravanello

Lauri Ravanello

Account Manager

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

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Bradley Sheppard

Bradley Sheppard

Student Advisor/African Canadian Supports

Nova Scotia Community College

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Sheri Taylor

Sheri Taylor

Executive Director

Leeside Society

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Jamie Taylor

Jamie Taylor

Lawyer

Navigate Canada - Immigration Legal Services

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Victor  Tomiczek

Victor Tomiczek

Manager, International Recruitment

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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