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
Today we celebrated Gerry Mills, our outgoing Executive Director, and thanked her for thirty years of service working with immigrants to Nova Scotia. Gerry’s vision, dedication, and commitment to collaboration have helped build and strengthen this organization. She has left her mark on Nova Scotia, and on the settlement sector … Read more
Adjustments to Canada’s Immigration Loans Program include reduced interest and a delayed repayment period.
On behalf of the ISANS’ Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that after an extensive process led by a Board Governance Committee, Jennifer Watts will assume the role of ISANS Chief Executive Officer effective April 1st, 2018. Jennifer is a proven and respected leader in our community. She … Read more
The 2018 African Heritage Month theme “Educate, Unite, Celebrate Community” honours and pays homage to African Nova Scotians and their long legacy of uniting a passion that has provided a base to educate and celebrate an important part of Nova Scotia’s culture and heritage. The theme embraces education and encourages … Read more
PMO, Ottawa, Ontario, January 30, 2018. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the Government of Canada will officially recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent. This Decade, which spans from 2015 to 2024, is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the important contributions people of African descent … Read more
By CBC, January 3, 2018. Immigration advocates say residents were keen to help newcomers, but settlement challenges remain The Nova Scotia government says 2017 was a banner year for attracting immigrants to the province, with nearly 4,000 newcomers calling Canada’s Ocean Playground home. By late October, 3,845 immigrants had settled … Read more
Thanks to the Children’s Wish Foundation, new Nova Scotian Marwa Harb met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday on Parliament Hill. 16-year-old Marwa Harb arrived in Canada with her family in 2016 as a Syrian refugee after spending years in a camp in Jordan. Marwa had a wish — to … Read more