Halifax rally celebrates and supports refugees

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

Peace by Chocolate names new bar after the Mi’kmaq word for peace

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.

Request for Proposals – Welcome House Pilot

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