Why Do You Volunteer With Us?

This week is National Volunteer Week in Canada! We asked a few of our volunteers:

Why do you volunteer with ISANS?

“Because I enjoy helping others, because being an immigrant I understand the need, pain and frustrations of building a new life in a new country, in a new culture. Why not to lend a helping hand and help enrich the Canadian fabrics. I believe that most emigrants are hardworking, motivated people looking for the opportunity to build a successful life for themselves and their love ones. ISANS is the right organization to collaborate…

Connecting Through Music

The Community Connection program hosted its first Connecting Through Music event on August 10. ISANS clients gathered together and played their favourite music and shared the stories behind their favourite songs. There were musical representations from Iran, India and Nepal. The inaugural event was for our clients only but we would like future events will be open to the public. We would like to foster musical creativity and encourage fusion of culture and style to celebrate diversity…

3rd Annual ISANS Awards at AGM

Last Thursday, June 21, at St. Mary’s Boat Club, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia held it’s Annual General Meeting which included the presentation of the 3rd Annual Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia Awards! The Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia Awards recognize an individual, a community group, and … Read more

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ISANS Awards 2011

Following our Annual General Meeting on June 16, the Second Annual Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia Awards were presented to: Individual: Mohey Eldin Ahmed – Mohamed Hashish Award Community Group: IWK Health Centre Extra Support for Parents Volunteer Services Employer/Business: SNC Lavalin (Dave Preston) – Dick Smyth Award Below … Read more

Swim to Survive!

As an extension of our Welcoming Communities to the Canada Games project, we decided to focus our attention on swimming. With funding from the Office of Immigration we were able to rent out the entire aquatic facility at the new Canada Games Centre. ISANS clients and volunteers had the opportunity … Read more