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The Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia delivers the CSS Program locally in Halifax, and provides government assisted refugees with important services upon their first week of arrival, including:

  • Orientation, documentation and housing assistance
  • Referral to community settlement services
  • Life skills and settlement services
  • Youth life skills programs for 15-25 year olds
  • Immigrant health services

 


For more information about this site, you can contact the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia at:

Mumford Professional Centre – 6960 Mumford Road, Suite 2120 (second floor)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3L 4P1
(902) 423-3607
www.isans.ca


What’s New at ISANS?

  • Modified Program Delivery Starting November 25
    As a result of the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, ISANS will be moving back to modified program delivery on November 25th to protect the health and well-being of our clients and staff. This adjustment to our programs and services will continue until January 4th. We will reassess the modification of programs ... Read more The post Modified Program Delivery Starting November 25 appeared first on Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS).
  • Brighten Someone’s Day on World Hello Day
    November 21 is World Hello Day – a day to consider the importance of simple communications in our lives and our communities. It started in 1973 in response to the Arab-Israeli War, with the intention to remind us that conflict can and should be resolved through communicating with one another, ... Read more The post Brighten Someone’s Day on World Hello Day appeared first on Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS).
  • NEW Online Course for Healthcare Professionals: Interprofessional Communication (IPC)
    Our Language Services team is offering a new 8-week, online course for healthcare professionals to help you improve your communication skills with clients and colleagues! Classes on Zoom will start on December 7 and will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights through the end of January. Topics covered in ... Read more The post NEW Online Course for Healthcare Professionals: Interprofessional Communication (IPC) appeared first on Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS).
  • Working Toward a More Tolerant World
    The International Day for Tolerance has been observed on November 16 since it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1996. It is an annual reminder for us to strengthen tolerance in our society “by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples” (UN). The United Nations also states ... Read more The post Working Toward a More Tolerant World appeared first on Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS).
  • Creating Welcoming Communities on World Kindness Day
    “Céad míle fáilte” is a Gaelic expression frequently found in Cape Breton. It’s a popular greeting that means a hundred thousand welcomes! Today is World Kindness Day – an initiative that was started by humanitarian groups in 1997, with a “pledge to join together to build a kinder and more ... Read more The post Creating Welcoming Communities on World Kindness Day appeared first on Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS).
  • Appreciating Freedom
    November 9 is World Freedom Day – an observance created in commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall on this day in 1989. “If you don’t know what it means to be afraid to voice your opinion, then you can consider yourself very lucky to live in a place ... Read more The post Appreciating Freedom appeared first on Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS).
  • Communication Strategies for OSCEs
    Are you a doctor or a pharmacist looking to improve your chances of passing the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)? This 8-week, online course will help you improve your communication skills for  the OSCEs! You will study for 8 to 10 hours each week: up to 3 hours in online ... Read more The post Communication Strategies for OSCEs appeared first on Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS).
  • Mi’kmawey Forestry – a wholistic approach to a resource industry
    In honour of Mi’kmaq History Month, which this year celebrates plant knowledge and use in Mi’kmaq culture, we’re shining a spotlight today on Mi’kmawey Forestry, a revised version of the First Nations Forestry Program. Offering workshops, training, events, and activities, and working with community members on all technical aspects of ... Read more The post Mi’kmawey Forestry – a wholistic approach to a resource industry appeared first on Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS).
  • Small Business Week – ISANS Celebrates Immigrant Entrepreneurship
    Join us today, October 21, from 4 pm to 6 pm for an exciting Zoom event to celebrate Small Business Week! This event will feature a two-hour, virtual celebration of the ingenuity, perseverance, and success of Nova Scotian immigrant small businesses. Listen to Nova Scotian immigrant small business owners inspirational ... Read more The post Small Business Week – ISANS Celebrates Immigrant Entrepreneurship appeared first on Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS).
  • How to be an ally for Indigenous Peoples
    Supporting Mi’kmaq and all of Canada’s Indigenous peoples is a fundamental part of reconciliation. To help you learn to be a good ally, The Indigenous Ally Toolkit offers actions and definitions, explains harmful terminology and ways of thinking, and so much more. Here are some of its key steps: • ... Read more The post How to be an ally for Indigenous Peoples appeared first on Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS).