Settlement Services in Schools

Onsite services in your language

New to York Region schools? You will be happy to know that our school settlement team provide onsite settlement services in your language at the school board reception centres and local schools in York Region. We partner with the York Region District School Board and the York Catholic School Board as part of the Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) program.

When we meet you for the first time at your school or on Zoom, we provide an orientation about the school system. We then connect you to the school settlement worker who speaks your language and follow up with any support you need.

Services offered:

  • Newcomer school registration
  • Communication with the school
  • Youth volunteer opportunities
  • Parent involvement opportunities
  • Community resources
  • Government programs
  • Referrals

Group sessions:

  • ESL support
  • Course selection and Pathway Planning
  • Volunteering in school/ extra-curricular
  • Youth conferences and leadership programs
  • Connecting with community resources
  • Experience the culture series
  • Parent involvement/school council
  • Heritage Month celebrations
  • Culture awareness sessions
  • Language-specific parent support groups
  • Information sessions on community/government programs

Special Projects:

  • Newcomer Orientation Week (for High School Students) – NOW
  • Welcome and Information for Newcomers (for Elementary Families) – WIN
  • Welcome to Canada Orientation Day (YRDSB & YCDSB Families) – WTC
  • Annual Student Leadership Trainings
  • Social Justice an Diversity Conference