Peace by Chocolate names new bar after the Mi’kmaq word for peace
A Canadian chocolate company founded by Syrian refugee Tareq Hadhad has produced its first chocolate bar — and given it an Indigenous name. Peace by Chocolate of Antigonish revealed Wednesday its new milk chocolate and hazelnut bar is to be called Wantaqo’ti (pronounced Wan-tahk-oo-di), the Mi’kmaq word for peace.
For this Syrian refugee, proving himself meant business
Immigrant business owner, Khaled Al Hilal, talks to CBC about entrepreneurship, becoming self-sufficient, barriers to employment and how the people of Halifax have supported him.
ISANS using literacy app to accelerate refugee children’s English reading skills
By: Aya Al-Hakim, CBC News April 28, 2018. Children from newcomer families are learning to read English letters and words faster by using a literacy app at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) children’s centres. Squiggle Park is a reading game created by a Halifax start-up in 2015 to help accelerate kids’ reading skills in only 30 minutes of weekly play. The app has been used since February as part of a pilot program sponsored by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Health and Healing: Mind, Spirit and Body – Multicultural Health and Wellness Forum 2018
Hundreds turned out for this year’s 10th annual Multicultural Health and Wellness Forum, hosted by (Im)migrant Health and Wellness Network on Thursday, April 26, 2018. This year’s theme was Health…
Support the ISANS team in the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon Charity Challenge
On your mark. Get set. Go! ISANS is participating in this year’s Blue Nose Marathon Scotiabank Charity Challenge, May 18-20. This year our team is running for the ISANS Refugee…