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ISANS Immigrant Women Entrepreneur Pitch Competition: We have a Winner!

Nine women entrepreneurs went head-to-head in the inaugural ISANS Immigrant Women Entrepreneur Pitch Competition, with Lurinda Swanepoel’s Medika Beauty Institute coming out on top. When asked how the event will impact her business, Swanepoel said, “This competition has helped me further build my skills and network. Winning this competition will help me with my e-commerce…

Thank You, Volunteers! Volunteering is Empathy in Action

This National Volunteer Week (April 24-30), we have been celebrating the contributions of volunteers around Canada. This year’s theme is Volunteering Is Empathy In Action: Volunteers Bring Heart To Canada’s Communities. We want to take this opportunity to thank all ISANS volunteers who have supported and continue to support ISANS programs. Your invaluable work helps…

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Statement on the Conflict in Ukraine

Today, February 24th, Ukraine was invaded by Russian forces as part of a large-scale offensive across the country. Early reports indicate widespread military action across Ukraine that is causing loss of life and large-scale fleeing of civilians away from the frontlines. We at ISANS understand that these events unfolding in Ukraine can be very distressing…

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ISANS Story: Over 250 Immigrant Youth in Need Receive Soccer Gear

2021 was a big year, which has us excited for the year ahead. Times are undoubtedly hard, but for us, focusing on the generosity of our incredible partners and the positive impacts they have on our communities is what inspires us to keep going. A great example of just such an impact is the story…

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ISANS Virtual Open House 2021

Message from Jennifer Watts, CEO of ISANS Welcome to the 2nd year of our Virtual Open House!  We miss seeing you in person but are excited to share with you the great work and partnerships we have been engaged with over this past year.  This year’s theme of “Pathways to Purpose” speaks to our commitment…

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ISANS celebrates 10 years as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH)

To celebrate a decade as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH), we are sharing 10 facts about our work as a SAH the past 10 years. Did you know ISANS is a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH)? A Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) is an incorporated organization that has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Minister of Immigration,…

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2021 Private Sponsorship Applications Now Open

UPDATE 11/23: We are adding an information session that will be held in person at ISANS Mumford. Please note that in consideration of classroom capacity, we are only able to accommodate 43 attendees. You must register via this link until December 7th to attend. The upcoming sessions are scheduled as follows: Monday, December 6, 2021…

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ISANS’ Early Childhood Education Online: Building a Better World for Children, One Paper School Bus at a Time

Every November 20th since 1954, World Children’s Day is celebrated worldwide to promote international togetherness and awareness among children, and to improve children’s welfare. “World Children’s Day,” the UN explains, “offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world…

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National Francophone Immigration Week – Semaine nationale de l’immigration francophone 2021

From November 7 to 13, we are celebrating the 9th edition of National Francophone Immigration Week! “Let’s celebrate, savour and discover with an open mind!” This year’s theme is «Une francophonie aux mille saveurs», the thousand flavours of la francophonie. Beyond reminding us of the diversity of the rich Francophone cuisines and tastes, it is…

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Calling all Web Developers and Vendors! Request for Proposals: ISANS Business Hub Website

Our Business & Workforce Integration (BWI) team is looking to build a new website – the ISANS Business Hub – to strengthen support for our business clients through an enhanced online presence. Our goal is to connect clients and partners with the resources they need to collaborate, network, and succeed. The website will provide space…