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  https://www.ugdsb.ca/
Wellington Catholic District School Board  https://www.wellingtoncdsb.ca/

Contact SWIS:

 

Stella Lim: 226-821-4454, slim@is-gw.ca
Binaya Nyaupane: 226-821-0524, bnyaupane@is-gw.ca
Nahom Tekle: 226-332-0784, ntekle@is-gw.ca
Ali Zaidi: 226-332-0783, azaidi@is-gw.ca

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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