Learn about Indigenous Culture and History with us

In honour of National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, we’re sharing some of the ways we’ve been learning about, and also educating about, Indigenous culture and history. As part of our commitment to reconciliation with the Indigenous peoples of Canada, as well as our commitment to equity, diversity, and…

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ISANS Participates in Global Forum at United Nations Headquarters in NYC

ISANS Strategic Initiatives Advisor, Nabiha Atallah, with Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser From May 17-20, ISANS had the honour of participating in the United Nations International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) at UN headquarters in New York City to review the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM). The GCM is the…

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Hadayat Rahimi: A Humanitarian’s Journey from Afghanistan to Canada

Hadayat Rahimi (center) with his volleyball colleagues and youth team. When you spend time at ISANS, you’re bound to hear one of the many captivating histories that fill our offices and classrooms. We serve a hugely diverse population of immigrants, and we have staff from more than 70 different countries, each with a unique story…

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ISANS Immigrant Women Entrepreneur Pitch Competition: We have a Winner!

Nine women entrepreneurs went head-to-head in the inaugural ISANS Immigrant Women Entrepreneur Pitch Competition, with Lurinda Swanepoel’s Medika Beauty Institute coming out on top. When asked how the event will impact her business, Swanepoel said, “This competition has helped me further build my skills and network. Winning this competition will help me with my e-commerce…

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Thank You, Volunteers! Volunteering is Empathy in Action

This National Volunteer Week (April 24-30), we have been celebrating the contributions of volunteers around Canada. This year’s theme is Volunteering Is Empathy In Action: Volunteers Bring Heart To Canada’s Communities. We want to take this opportunity to thank all ISANS volunteers who have supported and continue to support ISANS programs. Your invaluable work helps…

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ISANS’ Early Childhood Education Online: Building a Better World for Children, One Paper School Bus at a Time

Every November 20th since 1954, World Children’s Day is celebrated worldwide to promote international togetherness and awareness among children, and to improve children’s welfare. “World Children’s Day,” the UN explains, “offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world…

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UPDATE on ISANS’ Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program 2020

We are currently reviewing the feedback we received from sponsors and constituent groups about our 2019 selection process for the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program. We have decided to use the next 6 months to carefully review our PSR program and will share updates about it this summer. For this reason, the 2020 PSR…

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