Domestic Violence Resources

Are you or someone you know a victim of domestic violence? Emergency contacts: Police: 911 Halifax Regional Police Victim Services: 902-490-5300 (Interpretation available) Transition House Association of Nova Scotia: 902-429-7287 Avalon Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner: 902-425-0122 Provincial Victims Services: 1-888-470-0773 RCMP Victim Services: 902-426-1280 Non-emergency contacts: ISANS Specialized Settlement Support … Read more

New resource for internationally educated teachers provides orientation to teaching in Nova Scotia

A new website, created to provide internationally educated teachers with comprehensive information and orientation to the education system in Nova Scotia, launched Thursday, February 28, 2019. offers contextual awareness for internationally educated teachers, for preparation for certification, to increase success on the job, and/or to assist with alternative career … Read more

Launch of Nova Scotia Community Interpreting Resource Handbook

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Nova Scotia Community Interpreting Resource Handbook. This resource was developed by Merek Jagielski, ISANS Coordinator of Translation & Interpretation Services, with support from many partners and stakeholders in the community interpreting field in Nova Scotia, including: Nova Scotia Coalition on … Read more

Annual Report 2015-16

It’s been An Extraordinary Year and our Annual Report 2015-16 tells the story in full colour. The Syrian Refugee Initiative, the amazing Private Refugee Sponsorship surge, the launch of SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) and the commitment of staff to our programs and services are all featured in this year’s report. … Read more

Video Series Launch

As part of the Refugees Welcome Here: Lunch, Launch & Workshop taking place today at the Halifax Central Library in partnership with Amnesty International Canada and Canadian Council for Refugees, we are pleased to announce our Welcome Refugees video series. This series of 5 videos features former refugees talking about: … Read more

Mental Health & Wellness Guide

We are pleased to present the Newcomer Community Wellness Project’s Guide to Mental Health & Wellness.

This is a place for you to find suggestions about how you can support yourself and your family to maintain your mental health and well-being during the process of settling in Canada.

This guide does not offer or replace professional advice.