ISANS Celebrates World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day. To mark the day, we celebrate the countless contributions former refugees bring to our communities, while building empathy and understanding to what it means to be a refugee. Jeannette and Mohammad have kindly offered to share their stories with us. Jeannette’s Story “On February 20th, … Read more

Join us and #StepwithRefugees

Big or small, we all have a role to play to help shape our world for the better. ISANS has partnered with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees on their 2 Billion Kilometres To Safety Campaign. The campaign challenges individuals across the globe to walk, run, or cycle two … Read more

For World Refugee Day, a crowd of 500+ walked through downtown Halifax

The streets of downtown Halifax were yellow Saturday afternoon as over 500 participants marched from the Garrison Grounds to the Halifax Central Library for the fifth annual Walk with Refugees for a Stronger Canada. At the reception, participants heard from Immigration Minister, Lena Diab, ISANS CEO, Jennifer Watts, and former … Read more

Halifax rally celebrates and supports refugees

By Taryn Grant, For StarMetro Halifax. Sat., June 16, 2018 HALIFAX—In a show of solidarity, about 500 people marched along busy Halifax streets Saturday afternoon, chanting “Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here!” The Walk with Refugees — hosted by the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), the Halifax … Read more

Walk with Refugees for a Stronger Canada 2017

The annual Walk with Refugees for a Stronger Canada was well attended this year, with 200+ participants marching down Spring Garden Road in the pouring rain. We had a great turnout and though the skies were grey, the streets of Halifax were yellow! Thanks to all participants and volunteers, we … Read more

Walk with Refugees for a Stronger Canada 2016

On Saturday, June 18, hundreds of people took part in the Walk with Refugees for a Stronger Canada to mark World Refugee Day, help raise awareness and put refugee voices up front. Thanks to everyone who came out for the walk, volunteered and gave support. We had a great turnout … Read more

World Refugee Day 2015

Many thanks to all those who joined us to Walk with Refugees for a Stronger Canada on World Refugee Day this year. We had 150 participants – gathering at Grand Parade Square and then walking to the new Halifax Central Library. Halifax Mayor Mike Savage welcomed everyone at Grand Parade … Read more