What to know before the 2019 Federal Election

What is the Federal Election? The Canadian federal election is when we, as Canadian citizens, vote to elect a local Member of Parliament (MP) who will represent our interested in the House of Commons. In this process, we indirectly vote for our new Prime Minister. You vote for a candidate … Read more

Empowering newcomers for recreation leadership

On Thursday, September 27, community members gathered at the Halifax Central Library for the launch of Picturing Recreation – a photo exhibit, the first phase of a two-phase initiative called Empowering Newcomers for Recreation Leadership. The initiative, a research and action-focused project, aims to empower newcomers to connect with their … Read more

Mi'kmaq History Month Poster. The poster includes photos of two adults and two children sitting together in a circle. Photos of animals and their names in Mi'kmaq along with the description go around the page.

Treaty Day & Mi’kmaq History Month

October is Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia, a time to promote public awareness about Mi’kmaq culture and heritage to all Nova Scotians. Following the United Nations decision to name 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the theme for this year’s Mi’kmaq History Month is L’nui’sultinej – “Let’s Speak … Read more

Update: Private Refugee Sponsorship Program – Selection Process

Online interest form submission for ISANS’ 2019 private refugee sponsorship selection process is now closed.

We received an overwhelming response to sponsor almost 800 privately sponsored refugees this year. This is 8 times as many sponsorship spots IRCC allocated to ISANS. ISANS’ current allocation is for 98 spots.

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More than Economic Integration: An Independent Evaluation of our English in the Workplace Program

A qualitative study that offers an in-depth exploration of our innovative one-to-one language and cultural training program, English in the Workplace (EWP). Drawing on the experiences and perspectives of 30 EWP participants, Dr. Catherine Bryan and Lauren Matheson provide a robust account of the Program and its potential benefits, while … Read more

Annual Report 2018-2019

ISANS is proud to launch Pathways to Possibility – our 2018-2019 Annual Report website. Each newcomer’s journey is unique, and ISANS provides the pathways towards possibility to help them achieve their goals. We empower immigrants to shape their skills through responsive programs and services delivered on a continuum. Pathways to Possibility … Read more

Join us and #StepwithRefugees

Big or small, we all have a role to play to help shape our world for the better. ISANS has partnered with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees on their 2 Billion Kilometres To Safety Campaign. The campaign challenges individuals across the globe to walk, run, or cycle two … Read more

ISANS AGM 2019

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…