By Margaret Angus, Nova Scotia Health Authority, 12 May 2017. For 22 years, Moussa Saad smoked 20 cigarettes a day. With a pack of cigarettes costing only $0.15 in Saad’s home of Damascus, Syria, it was an easy habit to pick up and a hard one to let go. When … Read more
What is Canada’s commitment for 2017? Canada has committed to bring 16,000 Privately Sponsored refugees to Canada in 2017. These refugees have sponsorship applications that were previously submitted to the government. Many of them will be selected from the “backlog” that has built up over the years. Can we submit … Read more
By Steve Berry, CBC News, 2 February 2017. ‘You saved the lives of 1,586 people … but the job is not done’ The ISANS publicly thanked all those who helped Syrian refugees settle in the province, with a celebration at the Halifax Central Library Wednesday night. It’s been a long road … Read more
The Inter-Action Youth Project is a national pilot project that fosters young people’s empowerment through increasing leadership potential, confidence, a sense of belonging and Canadian citizenship. The overall themes that are explored are: Canadian values, history and intercultural understanding, teamwork and community building, and civic engagement. This pilot has been … Read more
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Nova Scotia Community Interpreting Resource Handbook. This resource was developed by Merek Jagielski, ISANS Coordinator of Translation & Interpretation Services, with support from many partners and stakeholders in the community interpreting field in Nova Scotia, including: Nova Scotia Coalition on … Read more
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.