How this comic book shop is creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth

In the CBC series At the Table, we’re exploring how tables spark conversations, feature great food and hold special memories for many. One table in a colourful room in a Lower Sackville, N.S., comic book shop is ground zero for all things geeky – and a safe space to explore gender identity.   Read More >>>

Where to buy gifts that give back this holiday season

There are many ways to give and get this holiday season, but some gifts keep on giving.

Jay Aaron Roy’s vision for his store in Lower Sackville, N.S., is to make a difference.

Seventy per cent of craft art sales at Cape and Cowl Comics and Collectibles return to the artist.

T-shirt sales also help fund a charity for the homeless, or the storeowner’s youth outreach program.   Read More >>>

Voices Amplified : Cape and Cowl

Jay Aaron Roy is a local small business owner, human rights advocate, community connector, and event director.

He hosts the Leighann Wichman safe space youth drop-in inside his shop, Cape and Cowl Comics and Collectibles in Lower Sackville, and offers outreach programs for local rainbow youth. He is passionate about creating safe spaces, showcasing diverse representation on C&C’s shop’s shelves, helping rainbow youth and families connect to life-saving resources, and providing a fun local spot for artists in the community to show and sell their art.   Read More >>>

An All-In conversation with Jay Aaron Roy, Founder of Cape & Cowl Comics & Collectibles in Lower Sackville, Turtle Island

Cape & Cowl Comics & Collectibles is a store that specializes in comics, graphic novels, local art, collectibles, games, vintage items, and all sorts of “X” fun and interesting hidden gems. It is also home to the Leighann Wichman Safe Place, a youth-centred drop-in where people are safe to comfortably express their authentic selves.

I recently accepted a Call to Adventure and moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Upon moving, the next adventure was for me to find a comic bookstore… and that’s how, or why, I met Cape & Cowl’s Founder, Jay Aaron Roy.   Read More >>>

The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

Many Halifax businesses participate in Pride month every July and show their support for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. The support ranges from marching in a parade with a giant float, changing their logos or selling a rainbow themed line of merchandise to generating fundraisers, displaying inclusive advertising or simply putting a rainbow flag up in their shop window.   Read More >>>

Gary Burrill Announces Same-Day/Next-Day Mental Health Care

NDP Leader Gary Burrill speaks with Jay Aaron Roy, owner of Cape and Cowl Comics in Sackville, about the need Roy has seen for better mental health care among the young people who frequent his store.   Read More >>>

5 places for a comic book

While at the cabin or on the beach this summer, you can hop into stories of zombies, wizards, detectives, mutants, time-travelers – all manner of hero and villain, of complex protagonist – available through your local comic book shop (a thank you to our libraries as well, but we’re giving a nod to some small businesses here). The comic business is no longer about pumping out the shallow penny dreadful, or reliant on a man in tights leaping tall buildings.   Read More >>>

Sackville Shows Its Pride

This year, Halifax Pride is hosting Pride Week celebrations from August 12-22, and official details can be found at Here in Sackville, we’re getting ready to hang our rainbow flags in celebration of our Pride community! Michelle Champniss, executive director of the Sackville Business Association, happily explains, “This will be the fourth year our businesses have celebrated Pride through our Fly a Flag campaign with 26 member businesses flying flags in 2020!”   Read More >>>

NDP Leader on PBO Report on Excess Profits Tax, Paid Sick Leave

At a virtual press conference, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh reacts to the parliamentary budget officer’s report on an excess profits tax. This report estimates that $7.9 billion in federal corporate income tax revenue would be generated if an additional 15 percent tax rate was applied to excessive profits earned by big companies in 2020 during the pandemic. Singh is joined by Jay Aaron Roy, a small business owner from Halifax. The NDP leader also discusses his call for better paid sick leave and faces reporters’ questions on the strike at the Port of Montreal. The federal government has tabled back-to-work legislation to end the labour dispute. More than 1,000 dockworkers began their strike on April 26.   Read More >>>

Thinking out Loud with Sheldon MacLeod: Jay Aaron Roy discussing Elliot Page

Jay Aaron Roy doesn’t believe everyone who is trans should be expected to be an advocate. But the Sackville business owner does believe Elliot Page’s decision to come out as a trans man is helping us all have the conversation about gender and sexuality.   Read More >>>


Love it when local supports local!! ^_^ <3We love an opportunity to multiply impact! Thanks to Christina from Chebucto Connections for visiting our Halifax office to collect MC's contribution to their "Sing Your Heart Out" karaoke & silent auction fundraiser happening on Friday. Our sponsored basket is a collection of cool stuff from Cape and Cowl Comics and Collectibles in Lower Sackville - a social enterprise that provides safe space and supportive programs for rainbow youth. Thanks to shop owner Jay for the recommendations! ... See MoreSee Less
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Lower Sackville, NS

PHONE: 902-252-3452


Due to Covid-19, we will be reducing our shop hours and updating daily, please check social media for current shop hours of operation

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