Volunteer at ISANS

Learn about the volunteer roles that are available at ISANS. Gain skills and make connections with a wide range of opportunities as you work towards building a future here in Nova Scotia.

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Community Connections

Community Connections is a program designed to help you settle into the community through different activities and supports.

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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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Celebrating Our Volunteers: The Value of One, The Power of Many

Across the country, we are celebrating National Volunteer Week from April 18 – 24. This year’s theme is The Value of One, The Power of Many. Volunteer Canada describes it as an opportunity to reflect “on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards…

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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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New “Compass Dialogues” offer online space to discuss social movements

Launching on January 20, ISANS is starting a new discussion series called “Compass Dialogues.” Open to alumni of the Welcome Ambassador program, these free sessions will dive deeper into dialogue surrounding the global movements of Anti-Racism, Black Lives Matter, and Indigenous Lives Matter, and talk about how these movements relate to newcomers in Nova Scotia.…

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