A Student Placement Experience

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By Isabel Laparra As a soon to be graduate from Working Skills Centre, part of my curriculum was to do my student placement at an organization or company of my choice. I was doing my research online, looking for an organization that provided settlement services. I found CultureLink online and read about all the services and programs they offered, I …

Group Sponsored Tibetans

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Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) – Group Sponsored Tibetans Newcomers Since December 2013, close to 1000 displaced Tibetans from India have arrived to live in Canada as a part of group sponsorships. This has been possible following the establishment of a temporary Public Policy under section 25.2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Of the 1000 people who …

International Student Connect Program at Humber College

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International students arrive in Canadian to study in the many diverse post-secondary institutions available. They come full of hope and inspiration to learn and take the next steps in their personal development. Up until very recently however, there has been no official settlement supports for these students, who are very obviously new to Canada, to assist them upon their arrival …

OCASI Focus Group for the Somali Community

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On Tuesday October 27th, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) ran two focus groups for Somaili newcomers – one for men and one for women – at CultureLink. The groups were run by Sahra Hassan, RSW, BSW, SSW from York University with assistance from myself, a Somali-speaking Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS). OCASI is conducting these focus groups to help find …

Web WeChat: Engaging Parents Online

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In order to involve more parents in school activities and assist parents in staying in touch with school updates, myself, Isabella Yan, School Settlement Worker, created an online parent-community group for the newcomer parents at Ryerson Community School in October. On the Web WeChat platform parents of this school are linking up with the Settlement Worker and other parents to …