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

CLICK HERE for September 2020 Back-to-School information.

CLICK HERE to download the flyer for Fall Youth Activities. The program takes place online using Zoom, Wednesdays from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. CLICK HERE to register.

ISGW offers a Youth English Conversation Circle for students wanting to improve their English. It takes place online using Zoom, Thursdays from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. CLICK HERE to register.

Contact SWIS:

Due to COVID -19, SWIS workers will be working remotely by phone and email to provide day-to-day settlement support to youth and families.
Katty Lam: 226-332-0785,
Stella Lim: 226-821-4454,
Binaya Nyaupane: 226-821-0524,
Kaileigh Wenstrup: 226-332-0790,
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 Dayami Ramirez, Program Manager at 519-836-2222, ext. 225 or email:

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