About Youth Settlement Services

Youth Settlement Services (YSS) team offers support to registered IRSA clients who are students (Kindergarten through Grade 12) and to their parents. YSS assists newcomer students to successfully integrate into the Canadian school system, provides guidance and transfer of skills to help youth adapt into Canadian culture, and supports students in coping with social, emotional, and any family or other relationship-related challenges. Youth Settlement Workers advocate on behalf of newcomer children and families as needed.

When requested, YSS Workers assist teachers and administrators within the Prince Edward Island school system to identify and meet newcomer students' needs and to help resolve any issues between the schools and newcomer students and families.

Some of the services offered:

  • Delivering information sessions on the PEI Public School System for parents and children
  • Supporting parents in the process of school and kindergarten enrollment for their children
  • Interpretation and translation for school-related matters
  • Liaison between school and home
  • Referrals to other IRSA departments or other community services as needed
  • Organization of workshops and activities for students
  • Support for youth engaged in sports, such as: providing information, accessing financial assistance, and loaning sports equipment
  • Providing one-to-one and family counselling services

NOTE: Before accessing programs and services mentioned on this page, all newcomers must be registered PEIANC clients.

Guide for Newcomers: Information for Parents and Youth

YSS Program Staff

Rocío McCallum

Rocío McCallum
Manager, Youth Services

(902) 628-6009 ext. 219
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Rocío McCallum

Rocío McCallum
Manager, Youth Services

(902) 628-6009 ext. 219
E-mail

Fereshteh Shaer

Fereshteh Shaer
Youth Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 252
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Nicole Cuiying  Li

Nicole Cuiying Li
Youth Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 206
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Dane Sheets

Dane Sheets
Youth Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 253
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Scott Hay

Scott Hay
Youth Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 209
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Kerri Kelly

Kerri Kelly
Youth Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 243
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Teresa Zhang

Teresa Zhang
Youth Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 238
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Aynur Darian

Aynur Darian
Family Counsellor

(902) 628-6009 ext. 216
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Carolyn Jenkins

Carolyn Jenkins
Family Counsellor

(902) 628-6009 ext. 202
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