PRIDE 2023 mural project – Call for Artist

a teal background graphic shows ISANS logo along with a text, Open call for LGBTIA+ Artists. Illustration shows queer person posing glamorously and another person painting on an easel and has rainbow heart on their arm which also hold a brush

ISANS is seeking an artist from the LGBTQIA+ community to participate in our artist in residence program for PRIDE 2023.   The residency will start immediately upon selection, and we’re looking for an artist to create a painting/mural for our Mumford office location by August 2023. ISANS’ vision is to create a community where all…

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Celebrating Asian Entrepreneurs: Tuson Nguyen

Tuson's wife Natalie is working in the indoor garden built by VCATIP.

To honour Asian Heritage Month 2023, we’ve had the privilege to hear stories from our Asian entrepreneur clients about their journey of settling in and running businesses in Nova Scotia.   Tuson owns and operates Vietnam Canada Trade and Investment Promotion Inc. (VCATIP) with two very innovative and distinct business models. Read below to hear…

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Celebrating Asian Entrepreneurs: Will Yang

Black and White photo of the behind the scene for Chamber of Commerce Business Award shoot. Will is sitting in a chair in front of the camera

To commemorate Asian Heritage Month 2023, we had the pleasure of hearing stories from our Asian clients, who are also entrepreneurs, about the experience of settling down and operating businesses in Nova Scotia.  Halitube is a multi-media marketing and events hub that connects newcomers and marginalized communities to help them integrate into the culture and…

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African Heritage Month 2023 – Artist in Residence

African Heritage Month at ISANS: Artist in Residence Israel Ekanem

Every year, we work with artists to recognize and celebrate the diverse communities of Nova Scotia through art and storytelling. We’re thrilled to announce Israel Ekanem as our artist in residence for African Heritage Month 2023. Israel is an award-winning storyteller and founder of the Ubuntu Podcast Network. He hosts, produces, and directs the shows…

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Happy Lunar New Year from ISANS

Happy Lunar New Year from ISANS graphic consists of people from various countries in their traditional outfit along with Happy New Year messages in their languages

The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays for billions of people around the world. In China, Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia, Tibet, and many Asian countries and diasporas worldwide, Lunar New Year is a special time to bring friends and family together for feasting and festivities. Each country and culture celebrate in their own…

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New Mural – Mi’kmaki, by Lorne Julien – Adorns the Walls of ISANS’ Office

Lorne Julien working on his mural Mi'kmaki

Artist Lorne Julien in front of his mural at ISANS For Mi’kmaq History Month 2022, ISANS commissioned Mi’kmaw artist Lorne Alexander Julien to create murals for our Mumford office with the theme of “Welcome.” We installed this painting, titled Mi’kmaki, just past our reception desk in our atrium. We’re so excited that this art will…

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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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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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