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

How to be an ally for Indigenous Peoples

Supporting Mi’kmaq and all of Canada’s Indigenous peoples is a fundamental part of reconciliation. To help you learn to be a good ally, The Indigenous Ally Toolkit offers actions and definitions, explains harmful terminology and ways of thinking, and so much more. Here are some of its key steps: • … Read more

Immigrants Success Stories Series – Shivani Dhamija

Shivani immigrated to Canada in 2011 and was unable to find a job in her field. Not one to be discouraged – she started an Indian Meal Delivery business. Many opportunities unfolded for her. Shivani’s Kitchen was launched – producing authentic, bold spices, ready to use sauces and samosas so … Read more

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

“The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a document that describes both individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples around the world. It offers guidance on cooperative relationships with Indigenous peoples to states, the United Nations, and other international organizations based on the principles of equality, … Read more

Mi’kmaq History Month 2020

Treaty Day, (October 1st) marks the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia as proclaimed in 1993 by then Premier John Savage and Mi’kmaq Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy. Its purpose is to promote public awareness about the Mi’kmaw culture and heritage for all citizens of Nova Scotia. This year, … Read more

Online Computer Training

Would you like to improve your computer skills? Take online computer training to work toward your career goals! You can register for the following courses online or over the phone: PowerPoint from October 5 to 19: 4 classes of 2 hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 … Read more

Join us on Saturday, September 26 at Halifax Brewery Market

Our Bridge to Entrepreneurship program, funded by IRCC, helps entrepreneurial permanent residents and refugees who are learning to speak English join the business world. By offering a targeted English language course for business and a dedicated table at Halifax Brewery Market, this program enables them to test their products and … Read more