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Meet the Pride 2023 Artist in Residence

We are excited to announce our Pride ūüĆą Artist in Residence Excel Garay. Excel has been working on a large-scale painting for ISANS Mumford office. You can view the painting…

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Welcoming All: The Role of LGBTQ+ Advocates and Allies in Nova Scotia’s Immigration Journey

In Nova Scotia, the journey for LGBTQIA+ immigration rights is driven by the relentless efforts of local advocates and allies. Their collective dedication to creating a more inclusive and compassionate…

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Celebrating Pride Month: Resources to Support and Foster Inclusive Communities for 2SLGBTQIA+ Individuals and Immigrants 

Each year, 2SLGBTQIA+ communities worldwide celebrate Pride Month. In the United States and some cities in Canada, Pride month is typically in June – a tradition that began as a…

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Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Orientation Sessions

ISANS is hosting two orientation sessions about our Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program to provide an in-depth understanding of the recent updates and enhancements made to the program. We…

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. ‚ÄúISANS, as a settlement agency with over 40…

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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…

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…

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Where do I get the Welcomed in Halifax card?

Where do I get the Welcomed in Halifax card? The Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) will provide the Welcomed in Halifax card to all private sponsored and government assisted refugees…

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PRIDE 2023 mural project –¬†Call for Artist

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…

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Celebrating Asian Entrepreneurs: Tuson Nguyen

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.…