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Settlement Workers in Schools

The Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Program is a school-based settlement service for immigrants, refugees and other eligible clients to meet their immediate settlement or ongoing needs after their arrival in Canada.

On the day of registration, eligible families will make an appointment with a Settlement Worker in Schools who will provide services to help the family adjust to schools, community and their new life in Canada.

SWIS workers provide information on services available, conduct orientation workshops on various areas of  settlement in Canada, assist in filling out forms for services, provide referrals, service linking and accompaniment to community resources, help in the adjustment and transition process, and provide culturally sensitive services.  Currently, the SWIS workers can provide support in the following home languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Kurdish, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

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