Back to School: Peer Leaders in Action

Jyothsana Nagesan Settlement Workers in Schools News

For many newcomer students, navigating the Canadian education system can be quite challenging. To give students a better understanding of the new education environment and school culture, CultureLink’s Settlement Workers in Schools Program (SWIS) annually hosts a four-day Newcomer Orientation Week Program (NOW) at selected schools, one week before school year begins. The overall goal is to promote confidence in …

Summer Settlement Program – Orientations for Newcomers Across the Lifespan

Jyothsana Nagesan Settlement Workers in Schools News

For the month of July, CultureLink runs an exciting, intensive Summer Settlement Program (SSP) that provides a range of orientations for newcomers across the lifespan. Our youth activities – to name a few –  include leadership and team-building workshops, youth theatre for leadership in St. Jamestown, a youth volunteer fair, several cycling orientations including bike rides around the community, urban …

NOW Peer Leader uses NOW as her stepping stone to success!

ClaudiaR Settlement Workers in Schools News

By Barbora Gomezova Priya’s dedicated efforts to NOW program along with her other community involvement has led her to be the recipient of numerous scholarships and bursaries such as the Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism, the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award, Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Award, the Merit Award and many more. Her positive contributions towards her community …

Newcomer Orientation& Homework Club Ryerson Community School

Lisa Settlement Workers in Schools News

Ryerson Community School is located on Denison Avenue in the heart of Toronto’s Chinatown, and on the south side of Kensington Market, in the former City of Toronto. In partnership with Culturelink Settlment Workers in Schools Program (SWIS) since the program start in 2000, we have a long collaborative history and stable partnership in providing a good quantity and quality …