Newcomer Orientation Week —- NOW

Lisa NOW News, SWIS News

Newcomer Orientation Week (NOW) program this year at Central Toronto Academy along with Harbord Collegiate Institute was the most well attended and successful program in a few years. We had a full house of 41 newcomer students from varying backgrounds and all over the world taking part in 4 days of peer-driven and led activities to ease their integration to …

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

Abdi NOW News, Summer Settlement Program, SWIS 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 …

The “not-so-mini” NOW

Kristin NOW News, SWIS News

At CultureLink, NOW means Newcomer Orientation Week. It’s a program for newcomer students entering secondary school, to help ensure they have the information they need to succeed. CultureLink has traditionally offered NOW programs in late August, but we began to run a program in winter as well, for students who may have missed out or who may have arrived in …