Settlement Workers in Schools

The Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) program is a government-funded and school-based settlement service for newcomer families to meet their immediate and ongoing settlement needs. Families who have children in the school district are connected to schools, community and government organizations and their resources. The SWIS program provides information and counselling on initial settlement, orientation to school and community services, referrals to community and government services, and Canadian social system and cultural interpretation. They can also provide (on demand) workshops on parenting in Canada, housing, Residential Tenancy Law, Employment Standards, tax clinics, Family Law and Domestic Violence. They do not provide direct services in the area of Domestic Violence, but they do provide support by referring the victim to community agencies and referring children to counselling programs. Sometimes they might accompany clients to transition houses, doctors appointments, and meetings with police.

Publication Languages: English, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, Farsi, Korean, Kurdish, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu, Vietnamese


Settlement Workers in Schools
5325 Kincaid St.
Burnaby, BC, V5G 1W2
English, Arabic, Bosnian, Cantonese, French, Farsi, Korean, Kurdish, Mandarin, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu, Vietnamese
Settlement Workers in Schools
550 Poirier St.
Coquitlam, BC, V3J 6A7
English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Farsi, Dari, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Japanese
Settlement Workers in Schools
11315 75 Ave.
Delta, BC, V4C 1H4
English, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Dari, Pashto, Mandarin, Cantonese
Settlement Workers in Schools
2nd Floor, 1001 Columbia St.
New Westminster, BC, V3M 1C4
English, Arabic, Mandarin, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi
Settlement Workers in Schools
102 - 2132 Hamilton Ave.
North Vancouver, BC, V7P 2M3
English, Cantonese, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, Ukrainian, Japanese
Settlement Workers in Schools (Francophone)
3550 Wellington St., Annexe A
Port Coquitlam, BC, V3B 3Y5
Settlement Workers in Schools
Hollyburn Elementary School, 1329 Duchess Ave.
West Vancouver, BC, V7T 1H5
English, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian
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