belong iconHere in Pictou County there are a host of people ready to meet you, and welcome you to your new home.

We are becoming an increasingly more diverse community thanks to the ongoing efforts and leadership from organizations and businesses throughout our community. One group is the Multicultural Association of
Pictou County, who work to connect cultures in our community, through education, shared understanding, awareness and social events, including a pinnacle event of the Multicultural Festival celebrating and sharing our cultural diversity.

Pictou County is also proudly home to many newcomers and families who have found a place with us thanks to organizations like Pictou County Safe Harbour, Warm Hearts, and Communities Assisting Refugees Now (CAiRN), focused on welcoming and settling refugees in our communities.

The Pictou-Antigonish Library New Glasgow Branch, in partnership with the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce, created the Newcomers Welcome Centre, to provide a welcoming space and collect information for all newcomers to settle, navigate, and thrive in their new community.

The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library also has branches in Pictou, Trenton, River John, Stellarton, and Westville, hosting a variety of unique and engaging community events and activities.

We’re proudly home to many support and advocacy organizations such as the Pictou County Rainbow Association, the Pictou County Sexual Assault and Resource Centre, the Pictou County Sexual Health Centre, and MORPH Pictou County.

Churches and places of worship
Finding a church or a place of worship is an important factor when considering a new community and here in Pictou County, we have a variety of religions, groups and institutions. Some individuals and families may wish to travel to neighboring communities outside of Pictou County to worship. To explore opportunities to find your place of worship, please visit here.

Recently our community welcomed the opening of a new Masjid in Trenton, under the auspices of Islamic Association of Nova Scotia.
Read more: 'A community centre and place of worship': The first mosque in Pictou County opens its doors 

Sue and Dr. HaywardSusanne MacLean, Occupational Therapist and Dr. Andrew Hayward, Orthopedic Surgeon

"After living in Toronto we were excited for the opportunity to move back to the Maritimes. We were seeking employment opportunities but also a community in which to raise our family.  Pictou County has made it easy for us to develop a social network and meet new people. We enjoy local amenities such as the farmer's market, wellness centre, festivals and restaurants. We have found numerous opportunities to foster the growth and development of our children. Although neither of us grew up here, we are happy to call Pictou County home."