Inside the Syrian refugee crisis

The stories of two families who left everything behind in Syria to chase a better life only to be part of the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War

Rezan Abdou, 35, soft-spoken and a little brooding, sits wearing a black shirt tightly buttoned over his thick chest in an almost empty apartment in a working-class Montreal neighbourhood near the Côte-Vertu Metro station…

ISANS becomes Sponsorship Agreement Holder

We are very pleased to announce that the Minister of Immigration has officially approved our application to become a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) in the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. This Federal Program allows SAH’s to work with individuals and groups to undertake the direct sponsorship of refugees still abroad. ISANS will partner with refugees who are already settled in Nova Scotia along with other individuals and groups to guarantee the financial resources required to ensure the successful settlement of the sponsored refugee. It is a concrete way to engage the community in the humanitarian and compassionate work of assisting refugees in Nova Scotia be reunited with their families and loved ones. Becoming a SAH is an exciting new chapter in ISANS’ history.

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