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
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
Wednesday, February 12, the Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy released their report Now or Never. The report is a call to action for Nova Scotians in the face of our current economic and population challenges. The report advocates that immigration is essential to the future of Nova Scotia. You can read the report in its entirety…
Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services received a cheque for $5,000 from the RBC Foundation in support of the Community Gardens where newcomers and more established residents in the Clayton Park area work together to grow vegetables in small community plots. Photo – from left to right: Li Jin, Chief Financial … Read more
The Young Immigrant Women’s Leadership Project at ISANS is a two year project funded by Status of Women Canada. The project supports young immigrant women in Halifax to develop leadership skills and contribute to the community for positive change.
15 young immigrant women are participating in the project to build their leadership roles in the community…
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…
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia and the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) are pleased to announce than John Burgess is the third recipient of the Craig Ennett Award. The award was presented at the PANS Awards Gala on Saturday, November 2 at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax. This … Read more
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live outside Halifax Regional Municipality? Would there be as much diversity as in a city? Would you find work? Would your business succeed? Would you be part of a community? These are all challenges that newcomers face when moving to … Read more
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia joins the whole community in expressing its deep sadness in the loss of Rocky Jones, tireless advocate for social justice in Nova Scotia. Rocky will be remembered as an outspoken champion of human and civil rights, an activist, as well as a role model, … Read more
Last week we were part of a happy family reunion through private refugee sponsorship. Omela and her family were awaiting the arrival of her parents and brother whom she had not seen in 11 years. They are Palestinian refugees privately sponsored by the Anglican diocese of Nova Scotia and PEI.
Check out the photos below of their long awaited reunion at Halifax airport…