Video: What Does Your Garden Mean to You?

In 2014/2015, the Our Food team of the Ecology Action Centre collaborated with the ISANS on a project called “Photovoice in the Garden.” On March 27, 2015 we held a gala to celebrate the participants and share the messages. Please take a look at this short video that captures the … Read more

Our Food: Making connections

The goal of the Our Food Project by the Ecology Action Centre is to strengthen communities’ relationship to food by building ‘Positive Food Environments’. Through connecting, convening and catalyzing, the Our Food Project bridges the vulnerable points of our food system to support a healthy and prosperous community. Bhutanese refugees … Read more

Newcomer Community Wellness Project’s Mental Health Report

Today we launch our Newcomer Community Wellness Project’s Mental Health Report. The Newcomer Community Wellness Project is a three-year initiative led by ISANS and funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness in the framework of the Nova Scotia Mental Health Strategy. The project aims to develop a … Read more

ISANS becomes Sponsorship Agreement Holder

We are very pleased to announce that the Minister of Immigration has officially approved our application to become a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) in the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. This Federal Program allows SAH’s to work with individuals and groups to undertake the direct sponsorship of refugees still abroad. ISANS will partner with refugees who are already settled in Nova Scotia along with other individuals and groups to guarantee the financial resources required to ensure the successful settlement of the sponsored refugee. It is a concrete way to engage the community in the humanitarian and compassionate work of assisting refugees in Nova Scotia be reunited with their families and loved ones. Becoming a SAH is an exciting new chapter in ISANS’ history.

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

Bhutanese Refugees say Thank You to Halifax

Yesterday afternoon, the Bhutanese families who have arrived in Halifax as government-assisted refugees over the last 18 months expressed their deep gratitude to the city of Halifax for welcoming them with open arms to their new home in Canada. The community met with Mayor Peter Kelly at City Hall. The … Read more