Settlement Workers In SchoolsHelps newcomer students and their parents adapt to the local school system and community
Settlement Workers in Schools
How We Help Parents
- Orientation, information meetings and workshops, and individual information and referral sessions in order to understand the Canadian school system.
- Supporting parents and families in making connections with the broader school community.
- Increased understanding of Canadian culture and their involvement in school and community
How We Help Schools
- Providing information about the newcomer students’ needs and issues and helping school staff to understand the family’s situation.
- To provide support for newcomer students and their families, as per school staff requests, through information sessions and workshops.
- Supporting two-way communication between the home and the school.
People We Help
- We serve parents of children from age 5 to 18.
- Permanent residents of Canada
- Individuals allowed to remain in Canada and to whom Citizenship & Immigration Canada intends to grant permanent resident status
- Refugee claimants / Refugees
- International students
- Temporary foreign workers
- Provincial nominees
- Naturalized Canadian Citizens
To Access Settlement Services
- Please call to make an appointment with a settlement worker.
- We also accept walk ins if there is a staff member available.
Priority is given to recently arrived newcomers, however eligible recipients may qualify, regardless of how long they have been in Canada or whether they have acquired Canadian citizenship.
Did You Know?
Archway has provided services for newcomers for almost 50 years.
Services are Provided in the Following Languages
- French (though interpreters)
8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday
Archway Community Services
2420 Montrose Avenue
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9
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