2021 Private Refugee Sponsorship Application Update

Be advised the 2021 ISANS Private Refugee Sponsorship selection process will remain the same as last year. ISANS is selecting applications from the interest forms we received in 2019. We will not accept new interest forms for 2021. Please note, ISANS Private Refugee Sponsorship staff are not involved in selection … Read more

Celebrating Irish Heritage

If you are a newcomer in Nova Scotia, you may be wondering why so many people are wearing green today. March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day, which started in the 1600s when the Vatican recognized it as a Saint’s day. What started as a Christian (primarily Catholic) holiday became a … 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

Applauding Our Volunteers

April 19 – 25 is National Volunteer Week and we want to applaud our volunteers! Dedicated, passionate, generous, helpful. These are only a handful of words to describe the people who walk through our doors every day – or connect via phone and online as we work from home – … Read more

Halifax student shares gift of sport with newcomer children

Twenty-eight Government Assisted Refugee children have the opportunity to learn how to play tennis thanks to a grade 12 student at Armbrae Academy. Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) has partnered with Armbrae Academy student Niket Sampalli, and Tennis Time founder David Greer to offer six weeks of free … Read more