31
JUL
2014

Labour Market Language

Did you know that 87% of employers insist on a “high level of proficiency” in language? We all need exceptional communication skills and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in the workplace. So you may not be surprised to know that employers have identified a...
25
JUL
2014

Networking and Idea Sharing on the Tall Ship Silva

On July 23 we co-hosted the second Build Your Business on the Tall Ship Silva networking event and again it was a sold-out success! The purpose of the event was to provide ISIS business clients – whether in the business idea stage or already operating – the opportunity to network...
18
JUL
2014

New Office in Kentville!

We are pleased to announce the opening of its fifth office in the community of Kentville! We will provide settlement services and collaborate with local service providers and community organizations to offer services to immigrants in the Annapolis Valley area. These include...
16
JUL
2014

Multicultural Festival in Yarmouth

The Tri-county Multicultural Association hosts an annual Multicultural Festival in Yarmouth each year. The purpose of this event is to help newcomers become better integrated into the community and to share the many aspects of culture through food, dance, clothing and craft. This...
14
JUL
2014

Keep Walking with Refugees this summer

The Walk with refugees for a stronger Canada didn’t end in June: it was just the beginning! Do one thing for refugees this summer: Suggest a book about refugees for your reading group. Planning an outdoor film night? Why not choose a classic film about refugees to spark...
09
JUL
2014

Syrian refugee crisis requires strong Canadian response

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) today expressed its support for a substantial Canadian response to the UNHCR appeal for pledges for 100,000 places for Syrian refugees over the next two years (2015-2016). The CCR urges the government to focus its commitment on Government...
02
JUL
2014

Celebrating Canadian Citizenship

To celebrate Canada Day the Toronto Star profiled 10 naturalized citizens,  representing 10 different countries. Some were refugees; others came as immigrants. Some have been here for decades; others are newly arrived.  But they all share a common love for the freedom Canada has...
26
JUN
2014

Resilience & Resettlement: Stories of Refugees in Nova Scotia

We are proud to announce the launch of Resilience & Resettlement: Stories of Refugees in Nova Scotia. This booklet is a collection of 15 stories of individuals and families that have come to make Nova Scotia their home. We want to thank everyone who contributed to the book...
20
JUN
2014

Looking for Mentors!

Young Immigrant Women’s Leadership Project
Position: Mentor of Young Immigrant Women Purpose: To act as a role model, advocate and support for young immigrant women Being a Mentor (General Responsibilities): commit to building a supportive...
13
JUN
2014

June 20: Walk with Refugees and Book Launch!

Please join us on World Refugee Day, Friday, June 20 for the launch of Resilience & Resettlement: Stories of Refugees in Nova Scotia. The launch will take place at Halifax City Hall from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Following the book launch we will take part in the nation...
13
JUN
2014

June is National Aboriginal History Month

In June, Canadians celebrate National Aboriginal History Month, an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions and cultures of First Nations peoples in Canada. June has long been a month of celebration and remembrance in Canada, with National Aboriginal Day on the 21st,...
10
JUN
2014

Remembering Rodolphe Adikpéto

Our friends at FANE (Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse) have shared the sad news of passing of Rodolphe Adikpéto (1984-2014). Rodolphe died yesterday (June 9th) after a very brief battle with cancer. He had been the coordinator of FANE’s Immigration Francophone project...