Services for Immigrants and Refugees


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SEPYR provides settlement services in many languages for newcomer students and their families, in their local schools. SEPYR is administered and staffed by CCSYR, in partnership with the York Region District school Board, the York Catholic District School Board and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

The School Settlement Workers work closely with school staff, parents, students and volunteers to establish welcoming communities in the school for newcomers and to pave the way for a smooth integration in Canadian society.

SEPYR is part of the Settlement Workers in Schools Program (SWIS).

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Programs and Services Information & Referral

Gain access to programs & services related to education, employment community resources, housing, health care, finance & banking, seniors' needs, childcare, & immigration etc.

Settlement Counselling

Let’s meet with you, or your family for adjustment counseling, support, advocacy & cultural interpretation etc.

Community & Family Group Program

Organizing workshops and information sessions to improve newcomer families’ knowledge and skills in coping and managing day to day challenges in the family, in the school and in the community, e.g. parenting, stress management, bullying, managing changes and many others.

Organizing Students & Parents Support Groups / Newcomer Clubs

Empowering newcomers to help each other by organizing self-help groups by providing them access to community services and building capacity for leadership.

Leadership Training Program for Newcomer Youth

Organizing leadership training workshops and guiding newcomer youth in the program development and implementation with the aim of increasing awareness on social issues, building self-confidence and strengthening leadership capabilities.

Experience the Culture Series

Celebrating diverse cultures in the schools to promote diversity and multiculturalism among students and teachers in the entire school. Experience the Culture Series

Special Projects & Events

Contact Us

Please feel free to speak to us in your language. Tel: 905-731-8281 Fax: 905-731-8264 Email: sepyr@ccsyr.org Home Base: St. Joseph the Worker Catholic School 475 Brownridge Dr. Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 5Y6

How to Access Services

Click here to download SEPYR Consent Form. Fill it in and mail, fax or email to us.
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