We offer settlement services by working closely with local service agencies to effectively connect newcomers with the services they need. Our staff keep up-to-date with the latest information relevant to immigrant settlement and our service is inclusive and respectful of the diversity within our communities.
The SWIS Program provides settlement support to newcomer families in schools during the school year (September to June). Settlement workers connect with newcomer students and families one-on-one and in group settings to provide important settlement-related information that supports successful integration. The program serves schools in the Upper Grand District School Board and the Wellington Catholic District School Board.
IS-GW is also home to the regional Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral Centre, which is a first step for many newcomers on their path to learning or improving their English; and for referral to classes when applying for Canadian citizenship.
TIPS utilizes skilled community members in language interpretation and translation to meet local interpretation and translation needs such as supporting organizations in meeting their diverse linguistic needs; and providing on-going support to new Canadians who need interpretation and document translation.