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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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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Our Hearts go out to Everyone Affected by the Wildfire

As we continue to see the impacts of the forest fires on our community, our hearts go out to all those impacted directly by the fire and who have been evacuated from their homes.     For all those directly affected, please know that the ISANS community is thinking about you. For those of us not…

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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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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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ISANS Award 2022 Winner

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce Learn English Nova Scotia (LENS) as the recipient of this year’s ISANS Award. The ISANS Award recognizes an individual, community group, business or employer who has demonstrated exceptional and innovative efforts in welcoming immigrants to Nova Scotia and in assisting them to integrate successfully into…

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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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Pathways to Purpose – ISANS Annual Report 2020/2021

If there’s one thing we have learned this past year – a year of overwhelming challenge, social upheaval, and collective uncertainty – it’s that living our values of diversity, inclusion, respect, collaboration, innovation, and accountability will guide us through.

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