The Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) program is in partnership with New Westminster Schools. The SWIS team provides services for parents/guardians, school-aged children, and youth who are Permanent Residents, Conventional Refugees, Refugee Claimants, Temporary Foreign Workers, and International Students. SWIS services will be provided on an individual, family, and group basis, to newcomer students and their families while they adapt to life in Canada.

A SWIS Worker will provide the following core services:

  1. Provide information and orientation
  2. Referrals to community services and other agencies
  3. Interview to assess settlement needs
  4. Assist clients in dealing with adjusting to a new country
  5. Support clients with phone calls to gather information
  6. Obtain information and support processes on behalf of clients
  7. Organize group sessions
  8. Provide outreach and field trips, pre-employment, and sports for youth
  9. Consult with school staff on settlement and cultural issues
  10. Cultural interpretation

To enroll in the program, please complete the below form and a member of our team will follow up with you and your family as soon as we can.

Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS) Program application form
Please list whatever number you are most reachable at through the day, Monday to Friday.

In the below section, please provide us with the first and last name(s) of your child or children who are currently enrolled in a New Westminster School.

By clicking “submit” below, I verify that, as the parent or guardian to the children listed here, I permit school district staff to share the information listed here with the SWIS team, who will reach out soon to start the process of enrolling in the program.