New Dawn Properties

New Dawn Properties has an array of commercial and residential properties to meet the needs of the community, with a focus on sustainability and affordability.

In the early 1970s, with Cape Breton’s industrial decline fully apparent, a small group of citizens and faculty from Cape Breton University (then University College of Cape Breton) formed an association to address the area’s shortage of affordable housing.

New Dawn Enterprises grew from those early conversations to be Canada’s oldest Community Development Corporation and continues to operate by and for the community. The organization has long partnered with other community organizations on affordable housing and supportive housing initiatives and owns and operates an array of residential and commercial properties to meet the needs of the community.