To provide leadership and employ partnerships that assist learners and their communities to meet their educational, cultural, and economic needs.
To be Canada's best University, understood and respected for its uniqueness, sense of purpose, creativity in learning, and the capabilities of its learners and the quality of its educational, training and discovery models. These put learners first in a community-based educational environment that identifies and celebrates humanistic values while embracing creativity and innovation for the common good.
Providing the learner with access to high quality learning programs and experiences which reflect, integrate, and develop knowledge traditions of the liberal arts, sciences, technologies, and trades;
Ensuring the continued pursuit of excellence in education, scholarship, service, and innovation, while recognizing the diversity of learners and celebrating the contribution of all learners to the community of scholars; and
Emphasizing partnerships with the people, cultures, and communities of Cape Breton and expanding connections to the wider global community, its peoples and cultures.