SETTLEMENT WORKERS IN SCHOOLS (SWIS)
Moving to a new country can be an exciting time. It can also be an overwhelming and stressful event for families. The "Settlement Workers in Schools program" has been established to support families during their first three years in Canada and to assist with immediate needs including:
- Outreach to new immigrant families
- Information and counselling on initial settlement
- Orientation to school and community services
- Referral and service linking to community and government services
- Cultural interpretation
- Settlement workshops
- Youth support
- Parenting workshops
Visit your neighborhood school or call.
Welcome Centre: 604-664-7230
The “Settlement Workers in Schools Program” is supported by Government of Canada through Citizenship and Immigration Canada and WelcomeBC and the Burnaby Board of Education.
Services are available also in French, Spanish, Russian, Swahili, Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian, Chinese, Korean, Farsi, Arabic, Kurdish, Urdu and Vietnamese.