Our Dream

Our Dream is that, ‘Every Child and Youth in Cape Breton, will have Every Opportunity‘ to live in freedom from poverty, addiction, and hopelessness so they can reach their full potential.


Our Mission

Our Mission is create a network of centres in Cape Breton that will provide safe, creative, dream inspiring space, programs, and mentorship for all children and youth of our community, regardless of background, or income level.

Our Values

Undercurrent exists to inspire hope into the lives of thousands of children and youth in Cape Breton.

We want to give every child every opportunity to succeed.

We are investing in this generation in big ways to break the cycle of poverty and addiction that has become the norm in Cape Breton.

Our Goals

We are striving towards providing programming for up to 1000 children and youth in the CBRM.

1000 represents approx 10% of our youth population. Which is a number great enough where Undercurrent can affect change in the entire youth culture of the CBRM.


What We Stand For

Excellence: At Undercurrent, we believe character and integrity are of the utmost importance. We will strive to provide the best possible standard of care and safety for the children and youth in our centres. We believe in doing what is right and doing it well, to the best of our ability.

Commitment: Undercurrent is invested in this generation and the next. We are passionate about the success of our children and youth for today, tomorrow, and the future. Therefore, we will stay committed to their healthy growth and healthy maturity.

Ownership: Undercurrent takes responsibility for the implementation and success of our programs and services. We are accountable for our staff and volunteers in ensuring the best level of service for everyone involved.

Relationship: At Undercurrent, we believe that without relationship we cease to exist. We are passionate about supporting healthy families and contributing to healthy communities through developing strong relationships and through peer to peer mentorship. Discipleship is at the core of all we do.

Equality: Everyone has a place to belong at Undercurrent. We believe everyone should be treated with dignity and love without judgement, regardless of their race, religion, background, or circumstance.

Attitude: Our attitude is a reflection of our core values. We expect everyone involved at Undercurrent to exemplify a positive attitude and be a positive role model for every child.