Settlement Services for Schools

The purpose of the YSS program is to support and assist immigrant students with their integration into the Canadian school system and their new community. The first few years in Canada are particularly difficult for newcomer students and their families. Youth Settlement Workers connect newly-arrived families to services and resources in the school and the community in order to promote settlement and foster student achievement.

Youth Settlement Workers seek to:

  • Support successful school integration by identifying barriers in the school system and providing education, information and guidance to students, parents, teachers, and school administrators
  • Help students transition to life in Canada by providing practical guidance, culturally sensitive counselling, and immediate interventions in crisis situations including community and government referrals when needed
  • Increase communication effectiveness by providing linguistic and cultural interpretation to students, parents, teachers and other service providers
  • Increase student and parent awareness about the complete range of opportunities and services available to assist them by providing information and practical guidance throughout the school year, individually or in small group sessions
  • Advocate on behalf of students and their families
  • Support school staff in implementing and/or delivering multicultural events at school
  • Promote respect for cultural diversity by informing and educating school personnel, parents, students and the community regarding refugee and immigrant issues

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Guide for Newcomers: Information for Parents and Youth

Equipo del Programa

Rocío McCallum

Rocío McCallum
Manager, Youth Services

(902) 628-6009 ext. 219

Fereshteh Shaer

Fereshteh Shaer
Trabajador de Asentamiento para Jóvenes

(902) 628-6009 ext. 252

Hillary Jones

Hillary Jones
Intercultural Training Facilitator

(902) 628-6009 ext. 264

Lily Tran

Lily Tran
Trabajador de Asentamiento para Jóvenes

(902) 628-6009 ext. 255

Maram Rezaei

Maram Rezaei
Youth Settlement Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 262

Octavio Medina

Octavio Medina
Trabajador de Asentamiento para Jóvenes

(902) 628-6009 ext. 261

Rawia Al Shami

Rawia Al Shami
Trabajador de Asentamiento para Jóvenes

(902) 628-6009 ext. 244

Scott Hay

Scott Hay
Trabajador de Asentamiento para Jóvenes

(902) 628-6009 ext. 209

Tammy Caissie

Tammy Caissie
Trabajador de Asentamiento para Jóvenes

(902) 628-6009 ext. 266

Teresa Zhang

Teresa Zhang
Trabajador de Asentamiento para Jóvenes

(902) 628-6009 ext. 238

Todd MacEwan

Todd MacEwan
CSAI Sport Support Program Manager

(902) 628-6009 ext. 229

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