Programs & Services - Inclusive Education - Settlement Workers in Schools

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)

The Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Program is a school-based settlement service for immigrants, refugees and other eligible clients to meet their immediate settlement or ongoing needs after their arrival in Canada.

MOSAIC is proud to have a partnership with the New Westminster School District (SD40) by providing settlement services. The Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) program helps newcomer students and their families adapt and integrate to Canadian life and education during their initial years in Canada.

MOSAIC provides newcomer students and their families with free assistance in schools as well as field trips and workshops. Our multilingual settlement workers have experience helping students and families adjust to education in Canada as well as integrating into the community. It is our goal to help new families feel welcome and fully engaged within their new community.

Settlement services are provided in English, with interpretation available.

More information on MOSAIC’s Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Program for newcomer families with children enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 12 in New Westminster Schools can be found at their website. Learn about the SWIS program and how you can receive support here.

Parent Resources

The BC Teachers Federation (BCTF) has produced a parent information resource “What are ESL Support Services?” that is available in Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

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