Celebrating Our Volunteers: Gillian Power

Gillian Power is a volunteer in our Community Connections program, and has been matched with a family to help them integrate and settle in Halifax. “I retired the same month the (Syrian) refugees arrived and just wanted to help. I helped with meals and outings through the refugee centre and … Read more

Celebrating Our Volunteers: Sue Rosson

We are very lucky to have volunteers like Sue Rosson who contribute their considerable expertise and skills, connections and time to ISANS. Sue provides practice interviews for immigrant professionals who are have high stakes job and admission interviews. She has helped many professionals successfully navigate provincial and federal government interviews, … Read more

Celebrating Our Volunteers: Jim Hall

It’s Volunteer Week in Canada! We want to take the opportunity to say thank you to our volunteers who make our programs and services possible. We asked Jim Hall, EAL Tutor with ISANS, what volunteering means to him. Why do you volunteer at ISANS? There has been a marked increase … Read more

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