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19
DEC
2014

Our Food: Making connections

The goal of the Our Food Project by the Ecology Action Centre is to strengthen communities’ relationship to food by building ‘Positive Food Environments’. Through connecting, convening and catalyzing, the Our Food Project bridges the vulnerable points of our food system to...
19
DEC
2014

First annual symposium report of the Atlantic Immigration Research Fund

On Thursday, December 18, the report of the first Atlantic Immigration Research Fund annual Symposium was released. “Immigration and Opportunities in Atlantic Canada” brought together a diverse group of key immigration stakeholders to consider the impact and challenges new...
18
DEC
2014

ISANS Holiday Hours

Please find below the schedule for office hours for the holidays: December 24 - 8:30am - 12:00pm.
December 25 - Closed.
December 26 - Closed.
December 29 - 8:30am -...
10
DEC
2014

CTV Atlantic: Syrian family finds refuge in N.S.

By Jayson Baxter for  CTV Atlantic  –  watch the video clip here. A Syrian family is relieved to be in the Maritimes after escaping the violence in their home country, but say they are worried for the more than two million Syrian refugees still searching for safety. Fadi...
09
DEC
2014

Do NOT give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

by Michael Enright, The Sunday Edition, CBC – Sunday, December 7, 2014. On August 14, 1979, 210 Vietnamese refugees flew into an Edmonton military base aboard a Canadian Forces 707. That night they were housed in a military barracks. Over the next 18 months, at the rate of...
04
DEC
2014

Stats Worth Knowing

From the Canadian Council for Refugees. Most refugees are in the Global South The vast majority of the world’s refugees are in the Global South. Only a tiny minority of refugees are found in Canada and the rest of the wealthiest countries. 48% of refugees are in Asia, 29% are in...
01
DEC
2014

Please join us for our Annual Open House December 3!

Please Join Us! For our Annual Open House It's that time of year again! Join us for food, fun and great conversation from 3:00-5:30pm on Wednesday, December 3. Everyone is welcome...
19
NOV
2014

New Name, Same Great Services

Moving forward, our organization will now be known as Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, or ISANS. Though our name has changed, the essence of our organization remains the same: We are dedicated to welcoming and supporting immigrants to Nova Scotia. We believe that...
12
NOV
2014

CCR response to 2014 changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

From the Canadian Council from Refugees – Traditionally a country of permanent immigration, Canada is becoming a country where migrant workers are brought in on a temporary basis. In 2008, for the first time, the number of Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada exceeded the...
03
NOV
2014

Halifax immigrant service to change its name from ISIS

THE CHRONICLE HERALD – Published October 31, 2014 – 8:15pm Sometimes acronyms can cause an organization a lot of trouble. For instance, when two immigrant-focused agencies in Halifax amalgamated in 2009, it resulted in the opening of Immigration Settlement &...
22
OCT
2014

Newcomer Community Wellness Project’s Mental Health Report

Today we launch our Newcomer Community Wellness Project’s Mental Health Report. The Newcomer Community Wellness Project is a three-year initiative led by Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services and funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness in the...
21
OCT
2014

Successful Mentoring Partnerships

You’re in a new country and new environment; it’s a very different work culture, with different professional requirements. It’s an overwhelming situation. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have someone to talk to who would be sensitive to your work requirements? Wouldn’t it be great if...