Gerry Mills to Receive Honorary Degree from Saint Mary’s University

**News Release from Saint Mary’s University** Immigration reformer and advocate to receive honorary degree from Saint Mary’s University An immigration reformer and advocate will receive the highest honour Saint Mary’s University can bestow, an honorary degree, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The university is recognizing the achievement, dedication and life’s … Read more

Open House & Showcasing the best of ISANS

You could feel the holiday spirit in the air at this year’s Open House on Wednesday, December 12, where more than 400 people passed through our doors. We want to thank everyone who stopped in to say hello! Visitors had the opportunity to network, learn about ISANS programs and services, browse the … Read more

Celebration for Gerry Mills

Today we celebrated Gerry Mills, our outgoing Executive Director, and thanked her for thirty years of service working with immigrants to Nova Scotia. Gerry’s vision, dedication, and commitment to collaboration have helped build and strengthen this organization. She has left her mark on Nova Scotia, and on the settlement sector … Read more

Gerry Mills, Executive Director of ISANS, to retire

Catherine Woodman, Chair of ISANS’ Board of Directors, has announced that after almost thirty years Gerry Mills, ISANS’ Executive Director, has decided to retire and will be leaving ISANS at the end of March, 2018. Gerry has guided ISANS through significant growth and much change. She is highly respected by … Read more

A Serendipitous Meeting

Chris Pelham is the former executive director of the Acadia Centre for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Now retired and living in Tantallon, he is part of a group privately sponsoring refugees. The father of a family he helped sponsor works at a bakery in Bridgewater, had owned a bakery in … Read more

Thank You Anna!

Claudette Legault, Director of Programs and Services, has been a friend and coworker of Anna’s for 20 years, and shared these words:

“Anna joined MISA in December of 1992, and with her presence the settlement team doubled in size. I have always said that the settlement work is the heart of what ISANS is all about, the rose or the core of the onion or whatever example you want to use. It is hard to imagine those first few weeks in a new country, when you arrive in a foreign and strange environment…

Thank You Thuy!

Gerry Mills, ISANS Director of Operations, who has known and worked with Thuy for almost 20 years, thanked Thuy and spoke fondly of their time together:

“Thuy joined the organization in 1992. I remember her interview. It was her first interview in Canada. She blew us away in the interview and a little while later when I came out she was still there, waiting to be picked up. I told her she had the job and she gave me the biggest hug and then asked if she should have done that…