Settlement Workers in Schools

A School Settlement Worker:

  • contacts newcomer parents and students to assist them with their settlement needs
  • provides supportive one-on-one settlement counselling to newcomer youth and adults
  • connects families to community resources based on their need
  • works with school staff to help students and parents adjust to the Ontario school system
  • provides orientation about the settlement needs of newcomers to school staff
  • provides group information sessions on settlement topics for newcomer youth and parents, often in partnership with school staff

For up-to-date school information visit local school board websites:

Upper Grand District School Board
Wellington Catholic District School Board

Contact SWIS:


Stella Lim: 226-821-4454,
Binaya Nyaupane: 226-821-0524,
Nahom Tekle: 226-332-0784,
Ali Zaidi: 226-332-0783,

If you are a school principal and have newcomer families in your school who would benefit from our support, contact us! 

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