Happy New Year!

As 2020 comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to look back and celebrate 40 years of service in welcoming immigrants and refugees to Nova Scotia. We have a special anniversary website with highlights from the last four decades: www.isansatforty.isans.ca/. We are glad to share these … Read more

Holiday Hours

The following are our office hours for the holidays this year: December 24: 8:30 am – 12 noon December 25-28: closed December 29 & 30: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm December 31: 8:30 am – 12 noon January 1-3: closed Our regular hours resume on January 4, 2021. Wishing everyone … Read more

Recover Better – Human Rights Day 2020

The United Nations’ theme for Human Rights Day 2020 is Recover Better, emphasizing the need for prioritizing human rights and addressing inequalities in our society as we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. From the United Nations website: “The COVID-19 crisis has been fuelled by deepening poverty, rising inequalities, structural … Read more

Message from Jennifer Watts, CEO of ISANS

Earlier this year, as we began the celebrations of our 40th anniversary with the theme “Pathways to Resilience,” little did we know how much our resilience as an organization and a community would be tested. We have adapted over the last several months to deliver our programs primarily online as … Read more

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

“The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a document that describes both individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples around the world. It offers guidance on cooperative relationships with Indigenous peoples to states, the United Nations, and other international organizations based on the principles of equality, … Read more

Mi’kmaq History Month 2020

Treaty Day, (October 1st) marks the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia as proclaimed in 1993 by then Premier John Savage and Mi’kmaq Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy. Its purpose is to promote public awareness about the Mi’kmaw culture and heritage for all citizens of Nova Scotia. This year, … Read more

ISANS Mumford to offer increased in-person services starting September 8th, and ISANS Joseph Howe Opening September 14th for limited Language Classes!

We have been working hard to ensure a safe reopening of ISANS. We are excited to announce the reopening of our Joseph Howe location for limited language classes and increased in-person services at ISANS Mumford. Language Classes and ECE Services If your class is resuming in-person, you will receive a … Read more

Yesterday, a massive explosion shocked Beirut, at least 100 people were killed and 4,000 wounded. Our thoughts are with those directly affected and the community here in Nova Scotia. ISANS has collected a number of resources for those seeking support in this difficult time: https://bit.ly/31jUjCI