Settlement in Schools

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Assisting families within the elementary and secondary school systems


The Settlement and Education Partnership in Waterloo Region ( SEPWR)  team is committed to building bridges to link newcomers with the school and the community.  These services are provided through a partnership between the YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo, Settlement Workers in School (SWIS), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Waterloo Region District School Board and Waterloo Catholic School Board

The primary focus of the school-based settlement service is to assist parents and their children with settlement needs through a systematic outreach to all new arrivals, needs assessment and action planning, orientation and information on school and community, referrals and assistance to access other community services.

  • Clubs and after-school activities
  • Connect to school staff
  • Homework and academic supports
  • Information and Mothers' groups
  • Referrals to important community resources
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • School registration
  • Youth-related issues

School Settlement Workers are schedule each week at the schools below.  If you do not see a school listed below please contact us for itinerant services.  Call 519-742-8220 or email.

WRDSB
WCDSB
A.R. Kaufman PS St. Aloysius CS
Abraham Erb PS St. Agnes CS
Courtland PS St. Bernadette CS
Crestview PS St. John CS
Eastwood Collegiate St. Mary's CHS
Empire PS St. Pauls CS
Forest Heights Collegiate  
Forest Hill PS  
Franklin PS  
Galt Collegiate  
Howard Robertson PS  
JF Carmichael  
Manchester PS  
MacGregor PS  
Queensmount PS  
Southridge PS  
Suddaby PS  
Sunnyside PS  
Waterloo Collegiate  
Welcome Centre  
Westmount PS  
Wilson PS