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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-686-8600
Fax 519-686-8467
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Assists newcomer students and their families settle into school and community * program offered in partnership with the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB), the London Catholic District School Board (LCDSB), and community agencies

SWIS staff work in more than twenty designated schools in London to perform the following tasks:
  • provide orientation to the education system (in conjunction with school staff)
  • provide orientation to other Canadian customs, institutions, culture, and society
  • information and referrals to education and community resources
  • assist students and their families to strengthen their community connections
  • promote culturally sensitive links between school staff and newcomer families
  • organize group sessions for parents and students about community resources
  • organize annually, with partners, the Newcomer Orientation Week (NOW) for new high school students
Hours Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) at schools: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Areas Served London
Boundaries London
Eligibility Newcomers
Application Call or drop in * no referral required
Languages English ; Arabic ; Kurdish ; Spanish
Fees Free
Agency Information
Established 1981
Funding Donations ; Private ; Federal - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Site Information
Site Location London
Located In Community London
Address & Map
1119 Jalna Blvd
London, ON N6E 3B3
Intersection Jalna Blvd and Bradley Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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