Volunteering at ISANS

The Volunteer Program supports immigrants and community members to find volunteer placements with community organizations so they can gain workplace experience, build their connections and networks, and practice their English language skills.

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Youth Explore!

ISANS’ Youth Explore! program helps youth like you meet others, learn about Canadian culture, and find support as you plan for your future. Youth Explore! will give you an encouraging, exciting, and non-judgmental space to learn and grow.

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Conversation Circles

ISANS’ Conversation Circles begins with our facilitator. Our program facilitator is someone you can talk, share, and learn with. Most facilitators are not professional teachers; they get basic training and support from the program coordinator. The Conversation Circles meet once a week for 2 hours, over a period of 3 months to one year.

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2021 Private Refugee Sponsorship Application Update

Be advised the 2021 ISANS Private Refugee Sponsorship selection process will remain the same as last year. ISANS is selecting applications from the interest forms we received in 2019. We will not accept new interest forms for 2021. Please note, ISANS Private Refugee Sponsorship staff are not involved in selection decisions. Individuals or groups interested…

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Celebrating Irish Heritage

If you are a newcomer in Nova Scotia, you may be wondering why so many people are wearing green today. March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day, which started in the 1600s when the Vatican recognized it as a Saint’s day. What started as a Christian (primarily Catholic) holiday became a bigger celebration of Irish culture.…

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