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

Call for Applications – ISANS Board of Directors

Do you want to help shape the future of Nova Scotia? Join ISANS Board of Directors today! Apply now. Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) is a leading not-for-profit organization in Atlantic Canada. We provide a wide range of services to immigrants, including settlement support, language training, employment readiness, … Read more

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