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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ISANS Award Winner, 2023

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) has named the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth as the recipient of the 2023 ISANS Award. “ISANS, as a settlement agency with over 40 years of delivering services to immigrants, recognizes we can not do this work alone. We value and appreciate the partnership we have with the YMCA…

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, on June 21st, we commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day, a momentous occasion dedicated to recognizing and honoring the profound history, cultural heritage, unwavering resilience, and remarkable diversity of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples across Canada To honor this significant day and deepen our understanding of Indigenous cultures and issues, we have curated…

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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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Eid Al-Fitr Celebrations Across the Globe: From Bangladesh to Iceland

  Eid al-Fitr, also known as the “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” is a significant event in the Islamic calendar that marks the end of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslims worldwide fast from sunrise to sunset, making Eid al-Fitr a time for feasting, gift-giving, family, community, and reflection. Although the holiday is celebrated similarly in many…

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National Volunteer Week: How Volunteering Weaves Us Together

A pink background graphic with illustration of different volunteers. The text reads "NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK. Thank you ISANS volunteers!"

What is National Volunteer Week and What is its Significance? Celebrated since 1974, National Volunteer Week (April 16-22, 2023) is an annual event to recognize and appreciate volunteers for their contributions to the community. It is a time to celebrate the impact of volunteerism and encourage everyone to make a difference in their local communities.…

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