ISANS Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

Vaccines are vital to our public health. At ISANS, we continue to work and support our government to create healthy communities that are safe from COVID-19. To prevent the spread, our communities must be vaccinated. In the coming months, ISANS will support Canada’s vaccination plan by sharing accurate information and by encouraging … Read more

2021 Private Refugee Sponsorship Application Update

Be advised the 2021 ISANS Private Refugee Sponsorship selection process will remain the same as last year. ISANS is selecting applications from the interest forms we received in 2019. We will not accept new interest forms for 2021. Please note, ISANS Private Refugee Sponsorship staff are not involved in selection … Read more

Best Wishes for Everyone Celebrating Nowruz

Nowruz, also known as Persian New Year, is celebrated during the Spring Equinox. The last day of winter featured a snow storm for Nova Scotia, but this weekend we’re happy to feel the temperatures warming up and can’t wait to see the flowers to start blooming! The graphic above features … Read more

Celebrating Irish Heritage

If you are a newcomer in Nova Scotia, you may be wondering why so many people are wearing green today. March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day, which started in the 1600s when the Vatican recognized it as a Saint’s day. What started as a Christian (primarily Catholic) holiday became a … Read more

Celebrating women’s leadership and diversity

Happy International Women’s Day!   Today we celebrate with the United Nations theme, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers and as some of the most exemplary and … Read more

Inclusive Family-Friendly Learning

Meet Bear and Rabbit, friends of our Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers, students and parents! These characters help teach important lessons in an adorable family-friendly way.   “Bear and Rabbit are child-friendly, which is important as the theory behind our ECE family resources is to include both the parent and … Read more

ISANS Celebrates African Heritage Month

As ISANS works to help immigrants settle in Nova Scotia, our goal is to share information with our clients and partners about the diverse communities that exist and thrive across this province. As part of that effort, we have launched a new micro-site that is dedicated to the vital legacy … Read more

Statement from ISANS Board of Directors regarding Peter Moorhouse

From Rosalind Penfound, Chair of ISANS Board of Directors Given that Peter Moorhouse is facing serious criminal charges related to child pornography, he has been removed from the ISANS Board of Directors effective immediately. Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, ISANS will not be commenting on the charges facing Peter … Read more

Research Study of Family/Household Bubbles During COVID-19

Researchers at Mount Saint Vincent University are looking for immigrant participants for a study about social supports and family/household bubbles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the message below from the research team:   The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for all of us, and we would like … Read more

Research Study Recruiting Immigrant Participants

There is a research project by a graduate student at Dalhousie University that is looking for immigrant participants. Please see the message below from the researcher and flyer for more information. “Dear fellow Immigrants! I am recruiting immigrants living in Nova Scotia who are interested in taking part in a … Read more