Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)

Connecting newly arrived families to services and resources in the school and community

How can SWIS help you?


Information for principals, teachers and educators.


Adult services, programs and initiatives.

Youth (Coming Soon!)

Youth services, programs and initiatives.

SWIS Summer Programs

Two programs to help you start school. 


New to Canada? Join us for Welcome and Information for Newcomers (WIN) & Newcomer Orientation Week (NOW)

  • WIN is a one day orientation program for parents and students who will be beginning school for the first time in Ontario.
  • NOW is a program designed to assist newly arrived students to become familiar with the Canadian school system and make some friends before the start of school in September.

Click the flyers below to download.


                                 To register for WIN click here.               To register for NOW click here.

SWIS Mission Statement

SWIS Durham is committed to providing quality initial settlement services to newcomer families with school aged children in the region of Durham; offering service that is; confidential, culturally appropriate, non-judgemental and sensitive to the needs of the client, in an inclusive, accessible manner that empowers and fosters client independence.

Who is my SWIS worker?

Each school is assigned a SWIS worker.  Find the worker for your school here.