In many ways, the Al Saieds fit the mould of an average Halifax family. They drive a Toyota. The father, Mohamad, works in construction. His wife, Rouida, works as a cleaner for their condo complex. The kids are in school, with big dreams: 16-year-old Hana wants to be a police officer, journalist and a nurse. To this idea, her older brother Khaled, 20, smiles lovingly. He’s hoping to attend school to become a pilot in the fall.
146 people were on hand to celebrate the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) graduation on Friday, May 11, 2018, where 38 families and 42 children from nine different countries graduated. The HIPPY Program works with families in the home to support parents, primarily mothers in their critical … Read more
Carmen Celina Moncayo was a community psychologist in her native Colombia before coming to Canada in 1999. With two Masters’ degrees and a wealth of experience, she now uses her skills as the Community Wellness Program Coordinator at ISANS, where she has worked for over 18 years. Carmen works with … Read more
Hundreds turned out for this year’s 10th annual Multicultural Health and Wellness Forum, hosted by (Im)migrant Health and Wellness Network on Thursday, April 26, 2018. This year’s theme was Health and Healing: Mind, Spirit and Body, and focused on building education and awareness to the different health and wellness services … Read more
By Aya Al-Hakim, CBC News, 29 September 29, 2017. Khaled Al-Hilal can’t remember the last time he had his teeth checked by a dentist before he came to Canada in 2016. The Syrian refugee had been living in camps in Lebanon after fleeing civil war in his home country, and what … Read more
CBC, 30 May 2017. For new citizen Ngozi Otti, parenting in Canada required adaptation from what she was used to in Nigeria. “Being a mother in Canada is tough. Back home [in Nigeria] you got a lot of support. Here, between understanding childcare policies and rules, it’s a learning experience. … Read more