Settlement services for schools

The purpose of the YSS program is to support immigrant students and help them thrive in 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 to promote settlement and foster student achievement.

Youth settlement workers seek to:

  • Identify and help remove the barriers that newcomer youngsters may encounter within the school system by providing education, information and guidance to the students, their parents, teachers, and school administrators
  • Help students transition to life in Canada by providing practical guidance, culturally sensitive counselling, and immediate interventions in crisis 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

Youth Settlement Services

Charlottetown
Cecilia Andrade Gutierrez

Cecilia Andrade Gutierrez
Trabajador de Asentamiento para Jóvenes

(902) 628-6009 ext. 252

Lily Tran

Lily Tran
Trabajador de Asentamiento para Jóvenes

(902) 628-6009 ext. 255

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

Summerside
Tammy Caissie

Tammy Caissie
Trabajador de Asentamiento para Jóvenes

(902) 628-6009 ext. 266

Maya Doan

Maya Doan
Trabajador de Asentamiento para Jóvenes

(902) 628-6009 ext. 236

HIPPY Program

Sara Peters

Sara Peters
Trabajador de Asentamiento

(902) 628-6009 ext. 233

Suzan Ahmar Dakneh

Suzan Ahmar Dakneh
Trabajador de Asentamiento

(902) 628-6009 ext. 204

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