More than Economic Integration: An Independent Evaluation of our English in the Workplace Program

A qualitative study that offers an in-depth exploration of our innovative one-to-one language and cultural training program, English in the Workplace (EWP). Drawing on the experiences and perspectives of 30 EWP participants, Dr. Catherine Bryan and Lauren Matheson provide a robust account of the Program and its potential benefits, while … Read more

Newcomers learn to camp

Friday was a beautiful day to learn to camp! More than 60 newcomers in language classes at ISANS took part in the Parks Canada Learn to Camp program at Westmount Park on July 13. Learn to Camp teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to plan and camp outdoors, giving … Read more

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ISANS using literacy app to accelerate refugee children’s English reading skills

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.