From the Ottawa Citizen, May 14, 2018 Michelle Rempel, Conservative immigration critic, tweeted recently that the media was finally writing about “illegal border crossings” after she had been raising it for a year. The problem is that several recurring myths are shaping much of the coverage. Here are four of … Read more
146 people were on hand to celebrate the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) graduation on Friday, May 11, 2018, where 38 families and 42 children from nine different countries graduated. The HIPPY Program works with families in the home to support parents, primarily mothers in their critical … 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
Carmen Celina Moncayo was a community psychologist in her native Colombia before coming to Canada in 1999. With two Masters’ degrees and a wealth of experience, she now uses her skills as the Community Wellness Program Coordinator at ISANS, where she has worked for over 18 years. Carmen works with … Read more
Seventeen Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) attended a full-day health assessment workshop as part of ISANS’ IEN Orientation Program that took place at Nova Scotia Community College – Ivany Campus Nursing Lab on Friday, May 4, 2018. The workshop had IENs practice clinical assessments on simulated mannequins and work on case … Read more
Interest in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program in Nova Scotia has more than doubled in the past six months. According to data provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Immigration, as of April 30 the province had designated 406 employers and endorsed 448 candidates through the pilot program since it launched in March 2017. So far in 2018, 247 new candidates have been endorsed.
The People Imperative consists of two reports released to mark the first of PPF’s three-year project to support the Atlantic Growth Strategy. Volume 1 is the research story, summarizing literature and research from academics, local organizations, think tanks and governments and focuses on what attracts immigrants to Atlantic Canada…
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.
By: Aya Al-Hakim, CBC News April 28, 2018. Children from newcomer families are learning to read English letters and words faster by using a literacy app at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) children’s centres. Squiggle Park is a reading game created by a Halifax start-up in 2015 to help accelerate kids’ reading skills in only 30 minutes of weekly play. The app has been used since February as part of a pilot program sponsored by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Hundreds turned out for this year’s 10th annual Multicultural Health and Wellness Forum, hosted by (Im)migrant Health and Wellness Network on Thursday, April 26, 2018. This year’s theme was Health and Healing: Mind, Spirit and Body, and focused on building education and awareness to the different health and wellness services … Read more