New CBRM Healthcare Attraction and Retention Committee Seeks Community Committee Members

SYDNEY, N.S.– A newly formed committee to support the attraction and retention of healthcare professionals in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) is seeking five community representatives to join the initial committee. The committee has been struck collectively by the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Cape Breton Partnership. The two organizations have brought an initial group of regional organizations together to begin to develop the committee and initiate next steps.

“This committee is an important next step to support our community in the attraction and retention of healthcare professionals here in the CBRM,” says Kathleen Yurchesyn, CEO of the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Strong, reliable healthcare is critical to our economic success as a region and it is integral to our ability to build a region that is both sustainable and prosperous for the now and for the future.”

The committee is currently seeking five community representatives, four from the following regions, along with one youth representative between the ages of 16-25 years old. The regional seats are seeking a representative from the following areas:

  • North Sydney and Area
  • Glace Bay and Area
  • New Waterford and Area
  • Sydney, Mira, Louisbourg and Area

The committee seat for the youth representative can be from any region in the CBRM.

“We are looking for diverse, engaged community members who are passionate about the attraction and retention of healthcare professionals here at home, to represent their community within the CBRM,” says Carla Arsenault, President and CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “This committee will be community-led, but strongly supported by regional organizations throughout the CBRM. The community-led model has been working very well in other areas of Cape Breton and throughout the province of Nova Scotia.”

The other organizations on the initial committee include the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Nova Scotia Health and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation.

The application to apply is available online and will be open for submissions until April 17, 2021 at midnight. Once submissions close, submissions will be reviewed and the committee will select the five representatives. The committee plans to launch with it’s first initial kick-off meeting mid-May 2021.

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Media Contact:
Kathleen Yurchesyn, CEO
Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce
[email protected]

Mark Inglis, Director of Communications
Cape Breton Partnership
[email protected]