This year has been an extraordinary year for Private Refugee Sponsorship. Canadians, overwhelmed by the intense media coverage of Syrians fleeing their homes, banded together to sponsor and bring Syrian families to their communities. Now – more than six months later – several articles have been published that follow the … Read more
ISANS congratulates Halifax City Council on passing the bylaw to enable the Low Income Transit Pass Pilot Program. Providing support for those with low incomes to use transit will reduce isolation and make it possible for more people to access services around Halifax. They will be able to get to … Read more
As part of the Refugees Welcome Here: Lunch, Launch & Workshop taking place today at the Halifax Central Library in partnership with Amnesty International Canada and Canadian Council for Refugees, we are pleased to announce our Welcome Refugees video series. This series of 5 videos features former refugees talking about: … Read more
We are pleased to present the Newcomer Community Wellness Project’s Guide to Mental Health & Wellness.
This is a place for you to find suggestions about how you can support yourself and your family to maintain your mental health and well-being during the process of settling in Canada.
This guide does not offer or replace professional advice.
HALIFAX, March 15, 2016 – Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is pleased to announce a $200,000 contribution from the Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees (Welcome Fund) to a partnership between the ISANS and the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia. The Welcome Fund was seeded by Manulife, and quickly augmented by … Read more
by Michelle Zilio, Globe & Mail, 8 March 2016. For the first time in decades, Canada is on track to welcome more than 300,000 new permanent residents to Canada in one year, according to the Liberal government’s 2016 immigration targets tabled Tuesday. Immigration Minister John McCallum says Canada plans to … Read more
Recreation opportunities play a significant role in the resettlement of new Canadians. Bikes for Refugees is not just about providing bicycles for fun or exercise or transportation, it is about connecting newcomers to a vibrant cycling community. On November 7 a Bikes For Refugees donation day was held at Cyclesmith … Read more