Pathways to Purpose – ISANS Annual Report 2020/2021

If there’s one thing we have learned this past year – a year of overwhelming challenge, social upheaval, and collective uncertainty – it’s that living our values of diversity, inclusion, respect, collaboration, innovation, and accountability will guide us through.

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

On International Volunteer Day, we say “thank you”!

Today is International Volunteer Day, a time to recognize the role that volunteers play in helping to build communities. This year’s theme, “Volunteers build Resilient Communities”, recognizes volunteers across the globe – with a special focus on local community volunteers – who contribute to making their communities more resilient against natural … Read more

Newcomer youth share their experiences with social justice through art

Newcomer youth from Halifax showcased their creative abilities at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia last week, and shared stories around social justice at the Social Justice in Focus Forum. The project was a collaboration between the Child & Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC), Dr. Susan M. Brigham (MSVU), Dr. April … Read more

They Will Surf Again!

Surfs Up! On Saturday, August 18, 30 new Nova Scotians travelled to Martinique Beach for the fifth annual They Will Surf Again event hosted in partnership by SurfAble and Life Rolls On. The event provides opportunities for people with varying mobility challenges to surf or ride a wave. Although the … Read more

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28 Syrian refugees go on first camping trip in Nova Scotia

Five Syrian refugee families new to Nova Scotia got a taste of Canadian camping culture at Kejimkujik National Park this past weekend.

For some of the families, it was their first camping trip ever.

They joined Canadians and immigrants from other countries for the overnight expedition…

SupperNOVA welcomes new Nova Scotians

Thanks to all who came out in the snow for the SupperNOVA Multicultural Potluck on March 5! There were more than 300 people in attendance, who shared food, conversation and dancing! Special thanks to the dedicated event committee members and volunteers, without whom this event wouldn’t be possible. RBC Royal … Read more