Programs

Settlement Workers in Schools

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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 facilitation 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
  • Orientation and information 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

 

Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to support all individuals in their development as successful learners, and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.