Doing What’s Best for Kids


Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS)

The Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) program is an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada funded program, delivered by the YMCA of Northern Alberta in partnership with the Fort McMurray Catholic and Public School Boards. The program provides newcomer students from kindergarten to grade 12 and their families with:

  • Needs assessments and referrals to other support agencies
  • One-on-one and group information orientation sessions to help with their successful integration into the Canadian education system
  • Workshops to help connect families to services and resources in the schools and the community
  • Community connections including afterschool academic support
  • Targeted matching with settled immigrants or long-time citizens
  • Facilitate communication between home and school
  • Advocacy

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