Nova Scotia Supports Ukraine
The YMCA is working closely with government and community partners across the province to welcome and provide support to those arriving in Nova Scotia.
We build community, together.
YMCA тісно співпрацює з урядом і партнерами громади по всій провінції, щоб вітати та надавати підтримку тим, хто прибуває до Нової Шотландії.
Ми будуємо спільноту разом.
Explore ISANS Programs
If you're looking to access the support ISANS offers to immigrants, check out our full list of programs and services to see how we can help you or someone you know build a future in Nova Scotia. Services are available to ISANS clients who have had an ISANS intake meeting first.
The Halifax Local Immigration Partnership has developed the "Newcomer's Guide to Halifax".
This guide is meant to help immigrants navigate the practical resources they will require to settle in Halifax and elsewhere in Nova Scotia.
Atlantic Canada Supports for Ukraine
Here, you'll find a list of helpful resources (compiled by ARAISA) for organizations and individuals who would like to support anyone affected by the situation in Ukraine.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenhip Canada Updates
The Canadian government, through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), is taking steps to support Ukrainians and people residing in Ukraine, and to make it easier and faster for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and their accompanying immediate family members to return to Canada.
Trauma Informed Resources for Educators
- Addressing Student Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression | Colorín Colorado (colorincolorado.org)
- Talking About Ukraine with Our Children | Meta Bulletin
- Choices Program | The Ukraine Crisis | Choices Program
- How to Support Students & Families with Refugee Backgrounds in Schools | New Brunswick Multicultural Council
How Can I Help via ISANS?
ISANS is accepting monetary donations for its Refugee Emergency Fund. The fund supports newly-arrived refugees who may arrive in our community in the coming months, with urgent special and/or emergency needs in situations where the costs are not eligible for government funding.
ISANS will provide a tax receipt for donations greater than $20. Please provide your full name, accurate address and contact information when you make a donation and require a tax receipt. We are not accepting physical donations, such as furniture or clothing.
We are actively recruiting for the following volunteer positions:
- Canada Connects Match
- EAL Tutor/Conversation Circle
- Recreation Navigator
If you are interested in registering for a volunteer orientation, please use the link below.
Our volunteer roles support the needs of newcomers we are working with. Registering to assist as a volunteer benefits everyone involved.
For further information on the Ukrainian resettlement program and who is eligible, please visit: Immigration measures for people affected by the Russian Invasion of Ukraine--Canada.ca
At this time, ISANS is not accepting new applications for private refugee sponsorship as all of our sponsorship placements are filled.
For general information on sponsoring a refugee from overseas, please visit the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program website www.rstp.ca and look at ISANS list of FAQs on refugee sponsorship.