Expanding the Vision

Why Nova Scotia Should Look Beyond Econocentric Immigration Policy

Authors: Alexandra Dobrowolsky and Howard Ramos. Nova Scotia’s immigration policy to-date has largely fallen into step with other governments (federal and provincial) by banking on the purported benefits of economic migrants and using an econocentric model to inform its policies. Immigration in Nova Scotia has been seen as a solution to an aging population and weak economy, but with the recent release of the Ivany report there is the potential for a different approach to the current econocentric immigration policy…

Helping new immigrants find their smile

This article is found on the Dal News website – story by Katie Ciavaglia, photo by Chris Parent

A new program for Dental Hygiene students at Dalhousie is helping provide them with access to more complex cases while teaching them about giving back to the community. In 2012, Heather Doucette, assistant professor in the School of Dental Hygiene, worked with her colleagues to develop a partnership with ISANS…

Building Your Community through Volunteering

From April 6-12 Canada will be celebrating National Volunteer Week! This is time to recognize the incredible efforts of our community volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to contribute and meet new people. Non-profits and community organizations of all sorts depend on volunteers to help deliver their services. Donating time … Read more

What If?

Check out this great video made by the Government of Nova Scotia to dispel the myth that Nova Scotia has no jobs, no hope, and that you need leave the province to build a future. The video showcases opportunity, successes and emphasizes what Nova Scotia has to offer.  

Bridge to Construction Graduation

The graduation for the second offering of Bridge to Construction took place on Wednesday, February 12, at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. This event celebrated the partnership and collaboration within Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia and the community at large. The Bridge to Construction is a pilot project … Read more

Rainbow Refugee group helps toward settlement in Nova Scotia

The following article by Kyle DeYoung was published in The Society Record.
The Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia (RRANS) is a small non-profit dedicated to helping LGBTQ refugees settle in Nova Scotia and highlighting international LGBTQ issues. The group formed in 2011, after noted Ottawa-based activist David Pepper made a stop in Halifax to host a public information
forum as part of a 10-province advocacy tour…