Join us for our Annual General Meeting 2019 on Monday, June 24, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, featuring the presentation of the Annual ISANS Award which recognizes those who have demonstrated exceptional and innovative efforts in welcoming immigrants to Nova Scotia…

(Im)migrant Health and Wellness Forum

More than 700 people from 63 countries attended this year’s (Im)migrant Health and Wellness Forum, hosted in partnership by the (Im)migrant Health and Wellness Network and ISANS on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Halifax Forum’s Multipurpose Centre. “There was something in the air,” said Zrinka Seles-Vranjes, Coordinator of ISANS … Read more

Volunteer Program Profile: IMG Bridging Program

There are International Medical Graduates (IMGs) living in Nova Scotia who are permanent residents in Canada and are currently pursuing their license to practice medicine here. Many IMGs are preparing to take Canadian licensing examinations or practical assessments of their skills and knowledge. The International Medical Graduates (IMG) Bridging Program … 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

The Spirit of Volunteering

Join us on Thursday, April 11, 2019 for a night of engaging discussion on the spirit of volunteering! There are different approaches to the concept of volunteering all over the world. In Canada, becoming a volunteer can be a formal process; however, many of us engage in ‘volunteer’ work on … Read more