The “Best of Cape Breton” Gift Shop, a social enterprise of Breton Ability Centre, has provided meaningful employment for individuals with disabilities since 1995. Located in beautiful downtown Sydney, the shop welcomes thousands of visitors each year and features gift ideas made in and related to Cape Breton and Nova Scotia. Employees of “The Best of Cape Breton” Gift Shop are supported by Breton Ability Centre staff in order to carry out daily work and duties which have allowed the shop to become extremely successful.
A past recipient of the 2017 inaugural “Best Social Enterprise” from the Sydney & Area Chamber of Commerce, the “Best of Cape Breton” staff wait on customers, pack online orders, and keep shelves stocked, learning vital employment skills which translate to increased confidence and self-esteem. Most importantly, the “Best of Cape Breton” Gift Shop helps to further develop and build community inclusion throughout the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
The public is welcome to visit during NAAW: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 4:30 pm.