Lori Burke

Lori Burke is Executive Director at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, a non-profit charitable organization who aims to grow the craft sector on Cape Breton Island and promote excellence in the field of craft and design through education, training, exhibitions and special events. Lori is an instrumental leader who plays a vital role in the community through culture, leadership and innovation.

Under Lori’s leadership, the Centre was awarded a Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia’s Crystal Award of Excellence in 2014 – the Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award – for the Visit the Craft Capital campaign. In 2015, the Centre was awarded Destination Cape Breton Association’s Small Business of the Year award. In 2016, Lori received Cape Breton Partnership’s Vital Cape Breton Excellence award.

Lori has a passion for community economic development, volunteering her time for the betterment of Cape Breton Island. She sits on boards including Craft Alliance ~ Métiers d’art and Celtic Heart of North America, as well as various committees relating to cultural development.

Lori holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University, a Master of Arts degree from Waterloo University and a Master of Publishing from Oxford Brookes University. Lori is also a professionally certified chartered marketer through the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK.

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Join our Team – Business Developer & Programming Manager

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We’re engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property manager… ...

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We’re engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property managers, storytellers, creatives, pragmatists, stewards of public investment…

Retail Opportunities at Salt Yard

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Bring your local flair and flavour to the Halifax waterfront this summer and join over 25 small local businesses in Salt Yard—one of the Halifax waterfront’s most vibrant districts. Develop Nova Scotia is seeking potential…

High-Speed Internet to Reach More Nova Scotians with Eastlink and Bell

April 21, 2022—Halifax, NS: Access to high-speed internet will reach another 400 Nova Scotian homes and businesses under new contracts with Eastlink and… ...

April 21, 2022—Halifax, NS: Access to high-speed internet will reach another 400 Nova Scotian homes and businesses under new contracts with Eastlink and Bell signed by Develop Nova Scotia. Eastlink will expand access to 66…

Local Art Business Opportunity in Peggy’s Cove’s Historic deGarthe Studio

April 14, 2022 — Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia: Full of character, history, and ocean views, Peggy’s Cove is the perfect place for creativity to thrive. Dev… ...

April 14, 2022 — Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia: Full of character, history, and ocean views, Peggy’s Cove is the perfect place for creativity to thrive. Develop Nova Scotia is seeking local artists, makers, and craftspeople to…

City Harbour Cruises to Offer New Marine Experience from the Halifax Waterfront

April 4, 2022—Halifax, NS: All aboard for your own Halifax harbour adventure! City Harbour Cruises has partnered with Develop Nova Scotia to offer a ran… ...

April 4, 2022—Halifax, NS: All aboard for your own Halifax harbour adventure! City Harbour Cruises has partnered with Develop Nova Scotia to offer a range of marine experiences on the Halifax harbour. Founded by Halifax bu…

Community Garden Development Opportunity at Dartmouth Cove

Addendum #1: The term length for this project has been extended from 1 year to 2 years to allow for a second growing season in 2023 if the group is not… ...

Addendum #1: The term length for this project has been extended from 1 year to 2 years to allow for a second growing season in 2023 if the group is not able to fully utilize the 2022 growing season due to tight timelines t…

Fresh Air and Fresh Opportunities on the Halifax Waterfront

Develop Nova Scotia is seeking an experienced operator (or operators) to lease a unique business space on the Halifax waterfront at 5080 George Street. ...

Develop Nova Scotia is seeking an experienced operator (or operators) to lease a unique business space on the Halifax waterfront at 5080 George Street.

Pictou Waterfront Master Plan

Winter 2022 Read more on the Pictou Waterfront Master Plan project including partners, draft summary, additional community engagement opportunities and… ...

Winter 2022 Read more on the Pictou Waterfront Master Plan project including partners, draft summary, additional community engagement opportunities and more. Spring 2021 The Town of Pictou partnered with Develop Nova Scoti…

New Affordable Housing Opportunity in Downtown Dartmouth

The Province is making a prime piece of land in downtown Dartmouth available for a mixed-use project that includes affordable housing. ...

The Province is making a prime piece of land in downtown Dartmouth available for a mixed-use project that includes affordable housing.

Food and Beverage Business Opportunity on the Halifax Waterfront

Develop Nova Scotia is seeking an experienced operator or operators to license up to two separate properties on the Halifax waterfront for the purpose o… ...

Develop Nova Scotia is seeking an experienced operator or operators to license up to two separate properties on the Halifax waterfront for the purpose of operating two unique outdoor food and beverage establishments.