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Settlement Workers in School (SWIS)
Library Settlement Partnership (LSP)
Newcomer City Services Kiosks

Settlement Workers in School (SWIS)
Library Settlement Partnership (LSP)
Newcomer City Services Kiosks

Settlement Workers are placed in 160+ schools from the Toronto District School Board as well as the Toronto Catholic District School Board. We have Settlement Workers at elementary, middle and secondary schools; colleges and universities; three Toronto Public Libraries (Parliament, Thorncliffe and Flemingdon); across City of Toronto sites to assist newcomer students and families with One-to-One Settlement Services and related Group Workshops (see description above of services provided) from community-based location’s.

Who is Eligible?

Our services are free and anyone can access

Contact Details

Name: Malini Singh
Manager of Newcomer Support Services
Phone: 416-467-0126 x 1235

                647-296-0210
Email: msingh@tno-toronto.org

SWIS / LSP Program Offer

School System Integration

  • TNO helps to orient newcomers to the Canadian school system, integrating programming for newcomer “student success”

Newcomer Orientation Week (NOW)

  • provides orientation to newly arrived high school students during the summer before school starts, Peer Leaders-students who were newcomers in recent years facilitate these weekly mentorship sessions

Welcome and Information for Newcomers (WIN)

  • orients newcomer youth entering middle school (grades 6-8) and their parents. WIN is a one-day program where teachers and Peer Leaders are instrumental in its implementation.

Orientation Topics Include

  • Ontario school curriculum’s, layout of the school, rules & school procedures, graduation requirements, ESL & guidance counsellors, timetables, extra-curricular activities, using their locker, etc.