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
We want to say thank you to the many volunteers who have donated their time and energy over the past few months with the Syrian Refugee Initiave. Here are some of the numbers for volunteer recruitment through our collaboration with 211 and the Canadian Red Cross: 925 individuals across Nova … Read more
With the recent influx of Syrian refugees to Nova Scotia, psychologists are poised to play an important part in helping refugees transition from the struggles they’ve experienced –from first-hand experiences of war to the challenges faced during migration and adjusting to living in Canada. ISANS has been working for many … Read more
February 18, 2016—Ottawa, ON – All refugees and asylum claimants will soon benefit from full health-care coverage through a restored Interim Federal Health Program, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, announced today. Starting April 1, 2016, the Interim Federal Health Program will provide health-care coverage for all … Read more
Bikes were moved from various storage spaces on January 8 with the help of 15 volunteers. There were two repair sessions in January with a number of volunteers, and so far 36 adult bikes have gotten a clean bill of health! With help from some high school students 39 more … Read more