Newcomer Family Services

The Settlement Worker In Schools (SWIS) provides bilingual school-based adjustment and integration support services for students, and their parents who are new to Canada.

  • Family and individual consultations
  • Information and orientation sessions on the school system, laws, and Canadian values
  • School integration
  • Awareness-raising for school personnel and community members
  • Referrals to community and specialized services
  • Facilitation of relationships between schools and families
  • Collaboration with Yellowknife school boards
  • Guided peer mentor integration program

Annick Lessard

Settlement Worker In schools (SWIS)

867-680-0610 Ext. 105 or 866-823-3866


A video of the program with some testimonials: