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Settlement Workers in Schools in New Westminster School District #40

Settlement Workers are stationed in schools to provide information and services for newcomer families and youth.

What is SWIS?

We serve students of New Westminster School District (SD #40) and their families with Permanent Resident status.

Read our multilingual brochure for more information.

What we do we do in the SWIS program?

We assist newcomer students and their families adapt to life in Canada through:

  • One-on-one consultations
  • Workshops for children, parents and grandparents
  • Support groups for youth and parents
  • Mentoring for youth and parents
  • Field trips
  • Volunteering opportunities for adults and youth
  • Life skills and leadership training for youth

All our services are free.

Upcoming activities:


Topics we can assist with include:

  • Education in Canada                                    
  • Activities for youth
  • Childcare and family programs                  
  • Civic engagement
  • Employment skills for adults and youth       
  • Essential documents
  • Health and wellbeing                                    
  • Financial literacy
  • Social support                                              
  • Housing
  • Legal information

Service languages:

  • English               
  • Chinese (中文)             
  • Dari (دری)
  • Farsi (فارسی)     
  • Hindi (हिन्दी) 
  • Japanese (日本语)           
  • Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ)
  • Turkish (Türkçe)         
  • And more!

Where you can find us

We work out of every school in the New Westminster School District.





Program Information
Contact Info: 

We work out of every school in the New Westminster School District.

Jinane Azzaroual (SWIS Worker)
  • Herbert Spencer Elementary School
  • Richard McBride Elementary School
  • New Westminster Secondary School

Phone: 778 558 9011



Renee Lee (SWIS Worker )

  • F.W. Howay Elementary School
  • Queen Elizabeth Elementary School
  • Queensborough Middle School
Phone: 778 386 8311



Maniya Rafiei ( SWIS Worker )

  • Lord Kelvin Elementary School
  • Connaught Heights Elementary School
  • Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary School
  • École Glenbrook Middle School

Phone: 778 628 0111



Simrin Deol (SWIS Youth Worker)

  • École Glenbrook Middle School
  • New Westminster Secondary School
  • Queensborough Middle School

Phone: 604 364 6811



Yumi Onozawa (SWIS Program Coordinator)

  • École Qayqayt Elementary School

Phone: 604 345 7737


 Fax: 604 522 4031

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