SWIS - Settlement Workers in Schools

Coming to a new country and school can be scary for students, their parents and for school staff! We can help!

The SWIS program reaches out to newcomers/immigrant families as they arrive in the school and provides them with settlement information and referrals to education and community resources. The program helps families understand the basics of the school system in British Columbia, and provides information and referral on other aspects of life in Canada. SWIS assists the school staff to see the school and it’s requirements through the eyes of the newcomer, and sensitizes them to immigrant issues.

If a newcomer to Canada enrolls in your school, we can help with the following:

  • Translation services, registration assistance
  • IEP, teacher meetings, parent liaison bridging
  • Social & emotional assessment
  • Language assessment
  • Community settlement

In order to help, we need a few things:

  • Immigration/status information (must be a Permanent Resident to qualify)
  • Year of arrival in Canada (not only FSJ)

If you need help with any of the above, please don’t hesitate to call a Settlement Worker at the District Board Office 250-262-6086, or contact the Program Coordinator at


Contact Us

Welcoming & Inclusive Communities Workplace Program

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. - Fort St John Office
Suite 209, 10142 – 101 Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 2B3

Telephone:  250 785-5323
Fax:  250 785-5687
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Help Keep Us Current!

Information continually changes, so help us keep this website up to date and current. 

If you have something to add to this website, updated information, or would like to report a dead link or missing information...please contact us here.  We thank you for using and contributing to this site.

PDF Content on Website

Some documents on this Web site are in PDF format and require a PDF reader. If you do not have the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, or the most recent version of another PDF reader.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Translate This Site

Quickly translate this site into another language using Google Translate by clicking on the dropdown menu below.