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The Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS) Program provides professional settlement services to immigrants, refugees, other eligible students and families.

The SWIS team is committed to serving families through its school-based settlement services and the program is designed to enable families to fully participate in a culturally-diverse society.

SWIS does not only connect families to schools, communities and other government service providers, but also believes in empowering clients to become self-sufficient in their new home.

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) offer a number of workshops during the school year as well as on-going assistance to families in the following areas:

Provide information and conduct orientation workshops on: Assistance in filling out the following forms:

Provide referral, service linking and accompaniment to community resources:

Other Services:
  • Legal Issues
  • Health Services
  • Housing and Accommodation
  • Schooling in Canada
  • Financial Services
  • Transit Services
  • Income Assistance
  • Senior Benefits
  • Caregivers Support
  • Social Insurance
  • Medical Services Plan
  • Citizenship & Immigration
  • Child Tax Benefits
  • BC Housing
  • Parenting and preschool program
  • ELL support services
  • Adult continuing education
  • Job search training
  • Public library
  • Legal services
  • Parks and recreation
  • Daycare and youth services
  • Places of worship
  • Settlement Counselling
  • Referral to Trauma, Life Changes & Family Counselling
  • Referral to Parent Support Groups