From The Chronicle Herald, June 21, 2018. By: John DeMont. Margaret Casey laughed in a sheepish “oh-no” fashion when I called her Wednesday to talk about the award she was getting in a few hours. I run into her all over the place: in Point Pleasant Park where she jogs … Read more
The streets of downtown Halifax were yellow Saturday afternoon as over 500 participants marched from the Garrison Grounds to the Halifax Central Library for the fifth annual Walk with Refugees for a Stronger Canada. At the reception, participants heard from Immigration Minister, Lena Diab, ISANS CEO, Jennifer Watts, and former … Read more
By Taryn Grant, For StarMetro Halifax. Sat., June 16, 2018 HALIFAX—In a show of solidarity, about 500 people marched along busy Halifax streets Saturday afternoon, chanting “Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here!” The Walk with Refugees — hosted by the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), the Halifax … Read more
ISANS seeks proposals from third-party vendors for the technical and functional transformation of ISANS Skills Match application. Submissions will be evaluated based on vendor experience, approximate cost, timeline and comprehension of the goals and audience for the new ISANS Skills Match platform. For additional information, please see the following documents: Project … Read more
A Canadian chocolate company founded by Syrian refugee Tareq Hadhad has produced its first chocolate bar — and given it an Indigenous name. Peace by Chocolate of Antigonish revealed Wednesday its new milk chocolate and hazelnut bar is to be called Wantaqo’ti (pronounced Wan-tahk-oo-di), the Mi’kmaq word for peace.
Over the last 38 years ISANS has welcomed and supported government assisted refugees starting their new life in the Halifax area. This includes providing affordable, family friendly and accessible temporary accommodation services while they secure their first permanent accommodation. ISANS is searching for a property owner who can provide temporary … Read more
The work of the Nova Scotia Coalition on Community Interpreting, lead by ISANS staff Merek Jagielski, has been recognized by the Nova Scotia Legislature. Rafah DiCostanzo, MLA for Clayton Park West, made a member statement in the House on Thursday, April 5, 2018 acknowledging the work and accomplishments of the … Read more