Rainbow Refugee group helps toward settlement in Nova Scotia

The following article by Kyle DeYoung was published in The Society Record.
The Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia (RRANS) is a small non-profit dedicated to helping LGBTQ refugees settle in Nova Scotia and highlighting international LGBTQ issues. The group formed in 2011, after noted Ottawa-based activist David Pepper made a stop in Halifax to host a public information
forum as part of a 10-province advocacy tour…

Small Centres, Big Opportunities

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live outside Halifax Regional Municipality? Would there be as much diversity as in a city? Would you find work? Would your business succeed? Would you be part of a community? These are all challenges that newcomers face when moving to … Read more

Arian Vidal

Arian Vidal: My Friend in Canada

“ISANS has been my friend in Canada.” Arian Vidal repeats this several times with great emotion. Arriving from Cuba in 2009, Arian and his wife, Marisol, wandered into the YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs where they were referred to Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. “We didn’t know anyone. My … Read more