Cedar house

tiffany lee, director of housing strategy

Cedar House will offer temporary housing to Indigenous Women and 2SLBGTQQIA+ fleeing interpersonal violence and experiencing homelessness with the goal of reducing the risks associated with trauma. The mission of Cedar House is to provide a safe space for healing and recovery from trauma along with an array of support services, educational opportunities, and temporary housing. The vision of Cedar House is for Indigenous women to empower one another and to grow individually and together. Cedar house provides an Indigenized environment for residents to foster self understanding through personal, spiritual and cultural growth. We also offer the time and support needed to recover from childhood abuse or trauma, trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.


The following will provide support services and field knowledge to Cedar House:

Jane Paul Centre                                                   Cape Breton Community Housing Association

The Youth Project                                                 Ally Centre

Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre                    Jordan’s Principle

Native Council of Nova Scotia                            Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq            Mi’kmaw Legal Support Network

Tajikeimik Mi’kmaq Health and Wellness         Union of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq

First Nation’s and Inuit Health Branch              Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance

Children’s Therapy Centre                                  Legal Aid

Cape Breton Sexual Health                                 Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselling Association


Our list of partners is ever-growing as we work together to service the needs of Indigenous peoples.