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Settlement Services in the Schools

To assist newcomers within the school system, Settlement Worker in the Schools (SWIS) focuses on the needs of immigrant students and their families within schools and the community. Services are provided on an ongoing and as-needed basis.

SWIS Services:

  • Information and orientation sessions about the English school system
  • School registration
  • Parent/teacher interviews
  • Participation in school events and activities
  • Needs assessment and referrals to community resources
  • Community connections
  • Social integration support
  • Information sessions to school staff to ensure cultural competence
  • English Conversation Circle

Leyla Makhambet is the Settlement Worker in the Schools (SWIS) serving Rainbow District School Board and the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. She can be reached by calling 249-377-5645 or emailing leyla.makhambet@ymcaneo.ca.

Appointments with SWIS can be scheduled at the schools in the directories below.

Rainbow District School Board Directory of Schools

Sudbury Catholic District School Board Directory of Schools

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