Membertou is an urban and progressive Mi’kmaq community located on Unama’ki – Cape Breton Island.


With a strong focus on community growth through economic development, the spirit of Membertou is driven by its close-knit and vibrant people.


Membertou operates under the governance of an elected Chief and Council, comprised of twelve council members and one chief.



As Membertou continues to grow, Chief and Council focus on the youth of Membertou, as the future of the youth is the future of Membertou.



Incorporated in 1989, Membertou Development Corporation focuses on business and economic development for the future of the community.