School Program

SETTLEMENT WORKERS IN SCHOOLS (S.W.I.S.)


Mission Community Services Society's 'New-to-Canada Team' assists students and their families through the process of settling in their schools and community. We provide orientation to the education system and to other Canadian customs and institutions, as well as information and referrals to education and community resources. We are here to assist students and their families in strengthening their community connections and promoting culturally sensitive links between school staff and newcomer families.

S.W.I.S. School Based Services

  • Outreach to all newly arrived families.
  • Settlement advice for students, parents and school staff.
  • Information and Orientation sessions.
  • Referral links to appropriate community resources.
  • Registration assistance.
  • Explain school expectations for students and parents.

Other S.W.IS

  • Connect with community organizations who support students and families.
  • Accompany parents and guardians to meetings and progress reviews.
  • Arrange activities for school aged students, registered in our program, during the school year.
  • Support international students staying with family and/or friends.
  • Connect students and families to other community resources concerning, e.g., transport, banking,employment, housing and medical.

Upcoming Events

Tue 02

Responsible Adult in Childcare Settings Course: Self-Paced

March 1 @ 12:00 am - April 30 @ 11:59 pm
Tue 02

LINC

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 02

Virtual Seniors Chair Yoga

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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