Empowering newcomers for recreation leadership

On Thursday, September 27, community members gathered at the Halifax Central Library for the launch of Picturing Recreation – a photo exhibit, the first phase of a two-phase initiative called Empowering Newcomers for Recreation Leadership. The initiative, a research and action-focused project, aims to empower newcomers to connect with their … Read more

Mi'kmaq History Month Poster. The poster includes photos of two adults and two children sitting together in a circle. Photos of animals and their names in Mi'kmaq along with the description go around the page.

Treaty Day & Mi’kmaq History Month

October is Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia, a time to promote public awareness about Mi’kmaq culture and heritage to all Nova Scotians. Following the United Nations decision to name 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the theme for this year’s Mi’kmaq History Month is L’nui’sultinej – “Let’s Speak … Read more

Join us and #StepwithRefugees

Big or small, we all have a role to play to help shape our world for the better. ISANS has partnered with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees on their 2 Billion Kilometres To Safety Campaign. The campaign challenges individuals across the globe to walk, run, or cycle two … Read more

Celebrating our Volunteers!

It’s Volunteer Week! ISANS volunteers play an integral role in the work we do at ISANS. “Volunteers support us in championing a more welcoming and inclusive province,” says Jennifer Watts, CEO, ISANS. “Our volunteers support the crucial work of helping newcomers integrate into their new communities, through personal connection, support … Read more

Instagram Takeover! Carolina Andrade

To mark the launch of #MakingWaves – Stories of Second-Generation Immigrants, we’ve invited local photographer Carolina Andrade to take over our Instagram account this week! Carolina is a first-generation Canadian; her parents immigrated to Halifax from Concepcion, Chile with her brother in 1984. Follow along to learn more about her … Read more

Gerry Mills awarded the Metropolis Service Provider Award at the 21 National Metropolis Conference

The Metropolis Awards of Excellence recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions to the field of immigration and settlement in Canada. These national awards intend to establish a benchmark of achievement and excellence, bringing pride and peer acknowledgment to the deserving recipients. Gerry Mills, ISANS former executive director, is the recipient of … Read more