Role of Settlement workers in Schools

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KEY ROLES OF SWIS

SWIS seek to:

  • Support successful school integration by assisting in school registration, school orientation, parent/teacher interviews and meetings, home visits and follow-up meetings.
  • Provide information and guidance on educational issues to students and parents.
  • Collaborate with the school counselors and the community to provide practical, culturally sensitive guidance, referrals and intervention during crisis situations.
  • Advocate for the rights and responsibilities of all students and their families.
  • Assess the needs of immigrant students and families in order to assist with their settlement.
  • Refer students and their families to affordable programs and services in their community; programs such as; youth programs, health services, sports, summer programs, winter activities.
  • Encourage newcomer families to become involved in school events and community recreational activities.
  • Promote respect for cultural diversity by providing multi-cultural training to school personnel, parents, students, and the community regarding settlement challenges.

2020-2021 SAISIA Member Agencies

The Humboldt Regional Newcomer Centre Inc.
African Canadian Resource Network
Prince Albert YWCA
Global Gathering Place
Moose Jaw Multicultural Council
Prince Albert Multicultural Council
Regina Open Door Society Inc.
Saskatoon Open Door Society Inc.
Saskatchewan Intercultural Association
International Women of Saskatoon
Regina Immigrant Women Centre
Catholic Family Services (CFS)
Carlton Trail College
Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise
Battleford Immigration Resource Centre
Cumberland College
Parkland College
Réseaux en immigration francophone de la Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society
Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Regina
TESL Saskatchewan
North West College
Together We Can
SAISIA STRATEGIC GOALS WEBINARS