Helping new families

The primary focus of the school-based settlement service is to assist parents and their children with first year settlement needs. The emphasis is on facilitat ion of settlement and integration of newcomer families through referrals and cross-cultural education. More specifically, the program is intended to provide:

• Initial support and outreach to all newcomer families in the district
Orientat ion and informat ion workshops on school, community and settlement topics
• Needs assessment and action planning through settlement counselling
• Referral to appropriate school programs, community services and government resources

For more information, download the SWIS brochure and release of information form attached below.

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