Halifax Heroes: Local woman strives to create welcoming environments for all

By Yvette d’Entremont, Metro News Halifax, 28 October 2016.  Extra-curricular work for Gaye Wishart has included helping new Canadians and ensuring inclusivity at Dalhousie University. From leading an initiative to ensure gender-neutral washrooms at Dalhousie University to more than 20 years volunteering with immigrants, Gaye Wishart is all about creating … Read more

Rebuilding their future in Antigonish

by Zane Denoncourt, The Chronicle Herald, 16 October 2016.  “Being here in Canada, in Nova Scotia, in Antigonish, gives us hope,” says Rabiaa Al Zhouri, the matriarch of the Al Zhouri family who arrived in Antigonish from Lebanon earlier this year. The family had been living as refugees for three … Read more

EDITORIAL: A welcome matters for immigration

Chronicle Herald, 11 July 2016.  Despite a small population bump last year, the long-term outlook for Nova Scotia’s growth is far from rosy. Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia, both with rapidly aging demographics and a trickle-away population pattern, are particularly troublesome. Nova Scotia’s population is forecast to shrink over … Read more