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28
JAN
2015

Opening for Citizen Appointment for Board of Police Commissioners

Volunteer Opportunity – Are you interested in making a difference in your community? The Halifax Regional Municipality is looking to recruit citizens to sit on the Board of Police Commissioners. Interested citizens can check here for more information. The deadline for...
28
JAN
2015

ISANS rural offices closed Wednesday in Bridgewater, Kentville, Truro

Please note: Our offices in Kentville, Bridgewater and Truro are closed today, Wednesday January 28.
26
JAN
2015

Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program Proud history, Uncertain future

Unique in the world, Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program has allowed Canadians to offer protection and a new home to more than 225,000 refugees since its beginning in 1979. Despite its historical success, the Program has been facing dramatic changes and challenges in...
22
JAN
2015

Winter by the Sea – January 31, 1-4pm

Don't miss Winter By The Sea, an event for new Canadians showcasing fun outdoor winter active opportunities from 1-4pm on Saturday, January 31st at the Pavilion - just across the street from the Emera Oval. There will be skating, hockey, snowshoeing, outdoor cooking, Nordic...
15
JAN
2015

Toronto Star Editorial: Ottawa should take more responsibility for Syrian refugees

From the Toronto Star – Published on Thursday, January 8, 2015 Ottawa’s decision to ask private groups to sponsor 60 per cent of Syrian refugees is not in keeping with Canada’s ability to help resolve humanitarian crisis. Ottawa’s announcement this week that it is prepared...
14
JAN
2015

Mental Wellbeing – Building Community Support

January 30 - February 27 Fridays, 5 - 7 pm

Workshop Series

Settlement in a new country is a very exciting period where immigrants learn about themselves and their new country; it might also be a time for...
06
JAN
2015

Statelessness Around the World

From UNHCR – photo by N. Lukin.  At least 10 million people in the world today are stateless. They are told that they don’t belong anywhere. They are denied a nationality. And without one, they are denied their basic rights. From the moment they are born they are...
20
DEC
2014

Open House 2014

This year’s Open House was a great success, with over 350 visitors! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello and have some treats, and thanks to everyone who made the day a success. The afternoon was filled with balloon animals, henna, photo booth laughs, mural...
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...