SWIS and SSP programs sizzle in Summer 2018: Newcomer Orientation Week and SSP in full motion.

Abdi Settlement Workers in Schools News

Throughout the heat of Summer 2018, our annual programs such as the Summer Settlement Program (SSP) kicked off with a bang; providing information and orientation to hundreds of newcomer students and parents. through activities that enhance newcomer self reliance and empowerment, our staff conducted dozens of information sessions, group workshops, summer camps and leadership and training sessions. For example, many …

In My Mother Tongue

GWalsh Events, Settlement Workers in Schools News

This unique and interesting multilingual poetry project is a partnership program between the Koffler Centre of the Arts and Culturelink SWIS (Settlement Workers in Schools) program. The project aims to foster passion for learning in ones own language through the arts, while acknowledging cultural significance and oral story telling traditions of the indigenous, newcomer and refugee communities. It offers inclusive …

NMC-CESI Partnership

TBaker Settlement Workers in Schools News

Introducing a new CultureLink partner – the Cultural Exchange and Support Initiative of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. NMC-CESI is an educational group that was founded by a group of students in spring 2016. Its goal is to create a friendly space for Syrian newcomers on campus and a network of resources …

Support for Filipino Mothers

Kristin News, Settlement Workers in Schools News

The Philippines is the top source country of new immigrants to Canada. Many Filipino newcomers, especially women, work in the caring industries, in health care, childcare and homecare. The government of the Philippines refers to these workers as “heroes of the nation”, because of the remittances they are able to send back home. But there is a heavy cost; often …