Settlement Workers In Schools

Helps newcomer students and their parents adapt to the local school system and community

Settlement Workers in Schools

We provide settlement support to newcomer families and their children as they adjust to their new surroundings, including the local school system. Staff inform students and their families about schooling and community services in Abbotsford and British Columbia, and provide referrals to services and resources, while supporting families in the integration process.

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

    • Albanian
    • Arabic
    • Bosnian
    • Cantonese
    • Dari
    • Dinka
    • English
    • Farsi
    • French (though interpreters)
    • Hindi
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Macedonian
    • Mandarin
    • Pashto
    • Punjabi
    • Russian
    • Serbo-Croatian
    • Spanish
    • Swahili
    • Taiwanese
    • Turkish
    • Urdu
    • Ukrainian
    • Vietnamese

    Office Hours

    8:30am – 4:30pm
    Monday – Friday


    Archway Community Services
    2420 Montrose Avenue
    Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9

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