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SETTLEMENT WORKERS IN SCHOOLS

SERVICES




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