The Secret Sidekicks of Cape & Cowl was born out of amazing and selfless community members who noticed the non-business aspects of community support Cape & Cowl offers to the rainbow youth of Nova Scotia.

Funds donated into the Secret Sidekicks Fund goes right back out to local youth in the form of different outreach programs that Jay has created out of observing community needs and gaps in local services. Thank you so, so very much to those that have supported and continue to support these initiatives. You have made more of a difference then you know.

We are here to help youth now, when they need it, and support their parents and guardians navigate supports and connect them to other valued community resources.

If you need any guidance, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Stay Safe, everyone!
Love, Jay


To donate, send whatever you like to jay@capeandcowlcomics.ca and write any notes in the subject! Thank you again for supporting the rainbow youth in our community!




Care packages are bundles of comics, graphic novels, books, pins, and stickers that reflect the experiences of rainbow youth and show them they are seen and heard and to give them a boost of joy! We tailor each care package to each individual youth.

Care packages are usually around $35-$45, please donate what you like!




Cape & Cowl has a FREE binder program for local trans and gender creative youth!!

Binders are typically $50-$70, please donate what you like!

To donate a binder, or sign up for one, simply message Jay at jay@capeandcowlcomics.ca



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Proudly trans-owned! 🏳️‍⚧️💙🏳️‍⚧️💙🏳️‍⚧️💙🏳️‍⚧️💙🏳️‍⚧️Happy Trans Day of Visibility to all my trans and gender expansive friends and siblings! Visibility and representation isn't enough on it's own, but without it, the rest really isn't possible. Someday I hope we won't need a TDOV but there is still so much work to be done, and so many people's hearts need to learn how to love. So, for those we have lost, for those who can't safely come out, for those still afraid and unsure...I remember you, I see you, I fight for you. - 💙 Jay #TDoV #transisbeautiful #trans #transvisibility #transgender #representationmatters #TransOwned #transandproud ... See MoreSee Less
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622 Sackville Drive,
Lower Sackville, NS

PHONE: 902-252-3452

EMAIL: jay@capeandcowlcomics.ca

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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