President , New Dawn Enterprises
Rankin was born and raised in rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. After completing university, he briefly worked in the field of criminal justice in central Canada and mainland Nova Scotia. He later returned to Cape Breton and took a one year contract position with the local University. During that year he became engaged with New Dawn, a fledgling CED. This involvement has led to a long, fascinating journey, particularly in relation to fundamental questions about the challenge of turning around a depleted and dying community.