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Durham District School Board
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Settlement Workers In Schools
Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) connect newly arrived families to services and resources in the school and community in order to promote settlement and foster student achievement.  SWIS workers provide group information sessions, often in partnership with school staff, or other community partners, to address issues related to settlement.  The workers also provide orientation on the settlement needs of newcomers for school staff, and provide orientation to newcomer students when they first arrive in Canada.  Most settlement agencies have many staff who can assist in many languages. 
Settlement Resource Links


Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East,
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
Fax: 905-666-6474
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3968
TTY 905-666-6943, 877-868-5575
© Durham District School Board, 2013