Fostering Immigrant Women-Owned Businesses

Did you know that ISANS has a free 10-week program to help immigrant women entrepreneurs learn more about business development? Our next Immigrant Women Entrepreneurship Program (IWEP) sessions start on January 12, 2021! NOTE: The 10-week session starting on January 12 is now full and is no longer accepting clients. To … Read more

Become A Welcome Ambassador!

On World Kindness Day last month, we shared ideas on how to create welcoming communities, including 10 tips for how you can help make newcomers feel at home. But did you know that ISANS has a free program that you can join to become a Welcome Ambassador? Our Welcome Ambassador … Read more

Message from Jennifer Watts, CEO of ISANS

Earlier this year, as we began the celebrations of our 40th anniversary with the theme “Pathways to Resilience,” little did we know how much our resilience as an organization and a community would be tested. We have adapted over the last several months to deliver our programs primarily online as … Read more

Modified Program Delivery Starting November 25

As a result of the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, ISANS will be moving back to modified program delivery on November 25th to protect the health and well-being of our clients and staff. This adjustment to our programs and services will continue until January 4th. We will reassess the modification of programs … Read more

Brighten Someone’s Day on World Hello Day

November 21 is World Hello Day – a day to consider the importance of simple communications in our lives and our communities. It started in 1973 in response to the Arab-Israeli War, with the intention to remind us that conflict can and should be resolved through communicating with one another, … Read more

Working Toward a More Tolerant World

The International Day for Tolerance has been observed on November 16 since it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1996. It is an annual reminder for us to strengthen tolerance in our society “by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples” (UN). The United Nations also states … Read more

Creating Welcoming Communities on World Kindness Day

“Céad míle fáilte” is a Gaelic expression frequently found in Cape Breton. It’s a popular greeting that means a hundred thousand welcomes! Today is World Kindness Day – an initiative that was started by humanitarian groups in 1997, with a “pledge to join together to build a kinder and more … Read more

Appreciating Freedom

November 9 is World Freedom Day – an observance created in commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall on this day in 1989. “If you don’t know what it means to be afraid to voice your opinion, then you can consider yourself very lucky to live in a place … Read more

Communication Strategies for OSCEs

Are you a doctor or a pharmacist looking to improve your chances of passing the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)? This 8-week, online course will help you improve your communication skills for  the OSCEs! You will study for 8 to 10 hours each week: up to 3 hours in online … Read more

Mi’kmawey Forestry – a wholistic approach to a resource industry

In honour of Mi’kmaq History Month, which this year celebrates plant knowledge and use in Mi’kmaq culture, we’re shining a spotlight today on Mi’kmawey Forestry, a revised version of the First Nations Forestry Program. Offering workshops, training, events, and activities, and working with community members on all technical aspects of … Read more

Small Business Week – ISANS Celebrates Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Join us today, October 21, from 4 pm to 6 pm for an exciting Zoom event to celebrate Small Business Week! This event will feature a two-hour, virtual celebration of the ingenuity, perseverance, and success of Nova Scotian immigrant small businesses. Listen to Nova Scotian immigrant small business owners inspirational … Read more