Settlement Services in Schools

As part of Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) program, through partnership with the York Region District School Board and the York Catholic School Board, our school settlement team provide onsite settlement services at the school board reception centres and local schools in York Region.
Settlement and Education Partnership in York Region (SEPYR)

HAVE A QUESTION? please contact us:
Toll Free: 1-800-263-2075 ext. 203
Local: 905-731-8281
Email: SEPYR@ccsyr.org

We are here to help you with:

  • Newcomer school registration
  • Communication with the school
  • Youth volunteer opportunities
  • Parent support groups
  • Community resources
  • Government programs

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New to York Region schools?

We will provide services to you in your own language.
We can meet you in your school or on ZOOM to find out what services you need. We invite you to contact us for any information or help with:

  • School registration and school related matters
  • Children/ Youth activities and volunteering
  • Communicating with teachers/school administrator
  • Parents involvement in school
  • Connecting with your community
  • Settlement resources near you

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One-on-one services:

When we meet you for the first time, we will provide:

  • Orientation about school system
  • Information about the community resources

We will then connect you to the school settlement worker who speaks your language and follow-up with:

  • School matters & parent-teacher interviews
  • School programs & clubs/ volunteering

We also support with information and referrals for:

  • English language programs (ESL/ LINC)
  • Employment/ Career/ Accreditation
  • Healthcare/ Transportation/ Childcare
  • Housing/ Benefits/ Immigration
  • Finance & Banking/ Legal Aid
  • Recreation/ community centres

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Group Sessions:

We organize group sessions for newcomer students and parents on:

School related topics

  • 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

Community related topics

  • Heritage month celebrations
  • Culture awareness sessions
  • Language specific parent support groups
  • Information sessions on community/government programs

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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 & Diversity Conference

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To receive one-on-one help for newcomer students and parents,
request for our service Today.

ONE-ON-ONE help

Settlement Counselling for Students & Parents.
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Upcoming GROUP Sessions

Student & Parent Support Groups.
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As part of Settlement Workers in Schools program (SWIS), through partnership with the York Region Public School Board and the York Catholic School Board, SEPYR team provides onsite settlement services at the school board reception centres and local schools in York Region.

To find a school settlement worker in your language, click here. 

For more information, contact us:
Toll Free: 1-800-263-2075 ext. 203
Local: 905-731-8281 or
send an email to SEPYR@ccsyr.org


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