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
The Metropolis Awards of Excellence recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions to the field of immigration and settlement in Canada. These national awards intend to establish a benchmark of achievement and excellence, bringing pride and peer acknowledgment to the deserving recipients. Gerry Mills, ISANS former executive director, is the recipient of … Read more
The National Metropolis Conference is Canada’s largest annual gathering of immigration practitioners. Hundreds of researchers, service providers, and policymakers have flocked to Halifax to attend the conference entitled Doing Immigration Differently. Nearly 1,000 participants will take part in the three-day conference, sharing new findings, identifying best practices and showcasing new … Read more
The excitement and emotions that build upon arrival at a new destination reaches even greater heights for a newcomer arriving in a new country for the first time. Halifax Stanfield is often the setting for this important milestone and the Airport has an established welcoming program in place in partnership … Read more
ISANS will soon open our online Private Refugee Sponsorship selection process for our 2019 allocation from Immigration, Citizenship & Refugees Canada (IRCC). Individuals or groups interested in sponsorship should continue to monitor our website for information. Be advised that we do not have a waiting list and will redirect such … Read more
From February 18 – March 1 this year, more than 65 newcomer families from across Halifax Regional Municipality participated in the national Adopt-a-Reader campaign presented by Mothers Matter in partnership with TD Bank and First Book Canada. The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program at ISANS helps … Read more
International Women’s Day, March 8, is recognized globally as a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Celebrated for over a century, International Women’s Day also marks a call to action for creating a more gender-balanced world. To celebrate the day, students in a level … Read more
A new website, created to provide internationally educated teachers with comprehensive information and orientation to the education system in Nova Scotia, launched Thursday, February 28, 2019. Teach-in-NovaScotia.ca offers contextual awareness for internationally educated teachers, for preparation for certification, to increase success on the job, and/or to assist with alternative career … Read more
We encourage all Nova Scotians to connect with newcomers in their community and offer support in this difficult time and beyond. We also want to provide a list of resources available through ISANS and community partners to support anyone going through crisis or helping someone else cope. What supports does … Read more
With great sadness, we inform the greater ISANS community that a tragic house fire took the lives of seven children in a newcomer family in Spryfield on Tuesday. Our deepest condolences go to the family members and the community. ISANS is providing support to the family, as well as clients … Read more
By Carolyn Ray, CBC News, 8 February 2019.
Nova Scotia has reopened its doors to family physicians trained in other countries in a move that could help cut down on the province’s lengthy wait list for a doctor. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has begun to screen applications for a long-awaited program that will allow foreign-trained doctors to prove they possess the clinical skills and knowledge to work in the province.
“I’m excited,” said Dr. Fiona Bergin, clinical director of the Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program, which is being run by Dalhousie University in Halifax.
“I’m very hopeful that we’ll be able to contribute to the need for family physicians in the province.”