The Settlement Workers In Schools program (SWIS) is a school-based outreach program that assists students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. This program helps students and their families easily transition and integrate into school life and ensure success at school and in the community.

SWIS

Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS)

The Settlement Workers In Schools program (SWIS) is a school-based outreach
program that assists students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. This program helps students
and their families easily transition and integrate into school life and ensure success at school and in the community.
We help students and their families overcome language barriers, interpretation, understanding school policies and procedures and advocate for student needs, supports and resources, as well as their social and emotional well being. 

  • We want the students to excel in learning, make friends, get ahead, feel safe and
    be happy.
  • We want parents to understand their role within the education system and how to
    support their children. 

SWIS assists student and families with:

  • School registration and orientation.
  • Understanding school policies and procedures.
  • Communicating with teachers and administrators.
  • Connecting with school, community services and resources including access to recreation for low income families.
  • Workshops and information sessions (Parenting in Canada, Lunchbox nutrition).
  • Advocating for newcomer students and families.

Eligibility:

The Settlement Workers In Schools program is open to immigrant and refugee students and their parents or caregivers (e.g. grandparents) who are currently living in the School District 73 area.

Amy Paran – Settlement Worker In Schools (SWIS)

Phone Number: (778) 470-6101, extension 119
Email: swis@kcris.ca
Languages: English

Resources for Teachers and School Support Staff

Helping Newcomer students