(SWIS) Saskatchewan Settlement Workers in Schools

4th Floor, 2220- 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, S4P 0M8
306-352-3500



 The SWIS (Settlement Workers in Schools) program is a partnership between service provider organizations, local school divisions and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

 

Key Roles of SWIS:

 

Schools:

 

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.
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  • Provide information and guidance on educaional issues to students and parents.
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  • Collaborate with the school counsellors and the community to provide practical, culturally sensitive guidance, referrals and intervention during crisis situations.
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  • Advocate for the rights and responsibilities of all students and their families.
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Community: 

 

SWIS seek to:

 

     

  • Refer families to affordable community programs (sports, children's dental clinic, libraries, summer and school break camps, teen and youth programs).
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  • Encourage new families to become involved in school events and community recreational activities.
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  • Promote respect for cultural diversity by providing multi-cultural training to school personnel, parents, students, and the community regarding newcomer issues.
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The SWIS website is continually updated with information and links that are of value to newcomer families, and those dealing with newcomers. 

 

Examples: Have Fun with Winter Activities and What to Wear in Winter