Opening our doors and hearts to newcomers; Halifax Stanfield announces multi-year support for ISANS

The excitement and emotions that build upon arrival at a new destination reaches even greater heights for a newcomer arriving in a new country for the first time. Halifax Stanfield is often the setting for this important milestone and the Airport has an established welcoming program in place in partnership with local immigration organizations.

To further enhance its existing program, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) is delighted to announce Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) as its newest Signature Partner.

We’re so pleased to partner with ISANS over the next three years in support of the incredible work they do to welcome and settle newcomers in our communities,” said Joyce Carter, President & CEO of Halifax International Airport Authority.  “Supporting immigration is an important part of our business – at Halifax Stanfield, we often provide newcomers with their first impression of Canada. This is a responsibility we are proud of and engage in with enthusiasm.”

The Signature Partnership is a cornerstone of HIAA’s Community Outreach Program. Last year, the Program supported 165 organizations and events with donations and in-kind support totaling over $200,000.

As part of the Signature Partnership, HIAA will provide financial support totaling $75,000 to Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia over the next three years, in addition to promotions and volunteer support.

“ISANS is honoured to be chosen as HIAA’s Signature Partner for the next three years,” said Jennifer Watts, Executive Director of ISANS. “This ongoing support will allow ISANS to empower and build upon our client’s skills through programs and services to meet their goals and support. We look forward to working with the HIAA team in creating a community where all can belong and grow, in turn, building a stronger Nova Scotia and Canada for all.”

This is Halifax Stanfield’s fourth Signature Partner. Previous Signature Partners include Dartmouth North Community Food Centre (2016-2018), Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank (2013-2015), and Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia (2010-2012).

“Our signature partnership is a key aspect of our broader community giving program that provides funding support and enables our team to volunteer directly with the partner organization,” said Sherrie Clow, Community and Stakeholder Relations Advisor at HIAA. “It’s a wonderful experience for all – our entire team is looking forward to the opportunity to work with ISANS, strengthening our connection with newcomers in our community.”


About Halifax Stanfield

Halifax Stanfield is Atlantic Canada’s principal full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients with access to markets across Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean Basin, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It’s the only airport in Atlantic Canada to offer Canada Customs services on a 24-hour, seven day a week basis, and U.S. preclearance. The Airport, a major economic generator valued at over $3 billion to the provincial economy, serves over 4.3 million passengers and processes 34,000 metric tonnes of cargo. A recognized innovator in the global airport industry, Halifax Stanfield is the first airport in North America to offer a self-service baggage drop system for all passengers and is consistently ranked among the best airports in the world.

About Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia

ISANS is the leading deliverer of settlement services in Atlantic Canada and provides the full range of programs and services along the settlement and integration continuum to 7,000+ clients annually in 100+ communities across Nova Scotia. ISANS works with 2,000+ organizations, employers, government departments and individuals annually on refugee, settlement and immigration issues in Nova Scotia.