Volunteering – Inspiration and Appreciation

Allan Paquet is a volunteer in the English Tutor Program and with Community Connections. We asked him to share a little bit about his experience volunteering at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. “For the past four years I have been a Community Volunteer and ESL Tutor with Immigrant Services … Read more

3rd Annual ISANS Awards at AGM

Last Thursday, June 21, at St. Mary’s Boat Club, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia held it’s Annual General Meeting which included the presentation of the 3rd Annual Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia Awards! The Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia Awards recognize an individual, a community group, and … Read more

Community Building through Gardening

Saturday May 19th was a great success for the Clayton Park community, our clients and many Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia staff.  We successfully built 15 garden beds twice as fast as we had expected.  More than 150 community members came to help build the beds, to ask questions … Read more

Sewing Language and Skills Sharing

San Man Bhujel was a tailor in his home country; Radhika Homagai used to teach sewing in the Refugee Camp where she lived. This winter, the Community Connections Program received the generous donation of four sewing machines, plus fabric and materials from several community clubs. Getting San Man and Radhika to … Read more

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ISANS Awards 2011

Following our Annual General Meeting on June 16, the Second Annual Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia Awards were presented to: Individual: Mohey Eldin Ahmed – Mohamed Hashish Award Community Group: IWK Health Centre Extra Support for Parents Volunteer Services Employer/Business: SNC Lavalin (Dave Preston) – Dick Smyth Award Below … Read more

Swim to Survive!

As an extension of our Welcoming Communities to the Canada Games project, we decided to focus our attention on swimming. With funding from the Office of Immigration we were able to rent out the entire aquatic facility at the new Canada Games Centre. ISANS clients and volunteers had the opportunity … Read more