Our Special Guest Speaker today was Sherry Redden, Manager of Business and Workforce Integration with ISIS (Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services).


Seen here with Rotarian Peter Skakum, Sherry spoke to Halifax Harbourside today regarding the services provided to Immigrants to Nova Scotia by this wonderful organization. Working in partnership, ISIS offers services and creates opportunities to help immigrants to participate fully in Canadian life.

ISIS recognizes the key role of immigrants in Canadian society. The staff and volunteers work with newcomers to help them build a future in Canada. A wide range of services are provided to immigrants, from refugee resettlement to professional programs, from family counseling to English in the Workplace.

Volunteer opportunities are available for those interested in supporting this vital and necessary service. Halifax Harbourside Rotary Club will be seriously considering a donation to support this wonderful work.


Wendy Kean

Also on hand today was fellow Rotarian Wendy Kean (left). Pictured here with Rotarian Paulette Phillips, Wendy accepted a cheque for $1500 to be used for the District Project in the Dominican Republic. Rotarians from District 7820 have gone to the DR on an annual basis for several years now to support a project in a Haitian Community located there. Hands on work has been done with local community members to help out with things like creating and planting a garden, installing latrines, providing necessary supplies for community members. These particular funds will be used to buy new linens for the Senior Men's residence. Items will be purchased locally in order to support the local economy as well.

Thank you, Wendy, and other Rotarians, for your dedication in supporting the wonderful people in the DR!