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

Building Connections Through Business

Celebrations for Small Business Week began early when members of the Halifax business community came together for last Thursday’s “Networking in Motion” event. Currently in its seventh year, Networking in Motion is an annual event for immigrant business owners in Halifax to showcase their work and celebrate their successes. More … 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

ISANS hosts TESL NS Fall Conference

ISANS was host to the Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL) Nova Scotia (NS) Fall Conference on Saturday, November 17. More than 100 EAL teachers and program administrators came together to network and share their knowledge and best practices for inclusive teaching. The conference included four keynote speakers, … Read more

SupperNova Multicultural Community Potluck

The rain didn’t dampen the fun at SupperNova Multicultural Community Potluck on Saturday, October 20. Community members new and old came together at the Bella Rose Arts Centre to share food, laughter, and traditions. Guests enjoyed performances by singer Iryna Gerus, belly dancing troupe the Halifax Shimmy Mob, and Syrian drummers … Read more

Networking in Motion

There was great food and conversation at the 6th annual business Networking in Motion at Paul O’Regan Hall on October 17. Over 250 people attended the event hosted by ISANS, in partnership with Halifax Public Libraries and the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by Business Development Canada (BDC). Every year, Networking … 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