ISANS and EfficiencyOne Announce Partnership Agreement

We are happy to announce a new Strategic Partnership Agreement with EfficiencyOne (E1), designed to increase engagement among the province’s immigrant communities with energy-efficiency opportunities. The agreement will see two ISANS programs, Business Development Services and Intercultural Workplace, work closely with E1 to offer a series of workshops and virtual learning sessions to both newcomers…

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Meet Our New Board Members

A graphic that says "Meet the New Members of ISANS' Board of Directors," with a photo with each of the new members, Agnes, Tashi, and Stefan.

We’re pleased to introduce to you the newest members of ISANS’ Board of Directors, Agnes Lomoro, Tashi Yangtso, and Stefan Leslie! ISANS’ Board of Directors are an important part of who we are. Comprised of leaders in the business, academic, pubic-service, and non-profit sectors, our board offers us the strategic direction we need to ensure…

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Sign up for the Immigrant Youth Employability Project!

If you are an immigrant youth between the ages of 15 and 30, you can join the Immigrant Youth Employability Project to explore career options, gain local work experience, and understand Canadian workplace culture! This project will help you: Explore your career options Increase your confidence in your skills and abilities Show employers your skills…

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ISANS Wins Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award from Digital Nova Scotia

We’re thrilled to announce that, last Thursday evening, November 17, ISANS’ Digital Navigation Team was presented with the Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award from Digital Nova Scotia at their 2022 Tech Forward Awards. Annually, the Tech Forward Awards recognize a company or organization who are making a difference in Nova Scotia’s technology sector. Of the…

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ISANS Immigrant Entrepreneurship Awards 2022

On October 18, we were proud to host our third annual ISANS Immigrant Entrepreneurship Awards at Halifax Central Library’s Paul O’Regan Hall. We want to thank everyone who came out to support the positive impact immigrant business have on the prospering Nova Scotia economy. We also thank our sponsors, every business that was nominated, and…

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Celebrating Mi’kmaq History Month

Mi'kmaq History Month art by Chelsea Brooks

Mi’kmaq History Month art, “We are all Treaty People,” by Mi’kmaw artist Chelsea Brooks No matter where you live, the land you call home has its roots in Indigenous history. Indigenous peoples were the first to live and hunt on it, to forage it and cultivate it, to fish in the rivers and seas, and…

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Commemorating Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

We are all treaty people

We are All Treaty People- acrylics on canvas by Chelsea Brooks Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour the children who never returned home from residential schools, the Survivors of those schools, as well as their families and communities. This day coincides with Orange Shirt Day, which is an…

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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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