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    Settlement Support Workers in Schools (SSWIS)

    SSWIS is an outreach program designed to help newcomer students and their families settle in Saskatoon. SSWIS connects newly arrived families with services and resources in the school and community to promote settlement and foster student achievement.

    The SSWIS program is a partnership of the Saskatoon Open Door Society, Saskatoon Public schools, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Le Conseil de ecoles Fransaskoises and Prairie Spirit School Division

    SSWIS Workers can help with:

    • School registration
    • Information about and orientation to the Canadian school system
    • Cross-cultural counselling
    • Referrals to community resources
    • Connecting youth to affordable programming
    • Interpretation services
    • Facilitating the connection between schools and parents


    If you would like to register your child for the SSWIS program, please fill in the information below, print the consent from to fill out, and we will contact you if we require further information.  

    For more information on SSWIS programs and services

    SSWIS Programs

    Orientation Workshop for Newcomers (OWN)

    OWN is a program run by SWISS to help newcomer students transition into the Canadian school system. This is achieved through an orientation workshop where students and their families visit the school, meet the staff and EAL teachers, and participate in a variety of activities such ice-breakers and presentations. OWN workshops are held in participating schools at the end of August, before the school year begins, and are scheduled for a half-day (morning or afternoon).

    Starting August 2020, OWN will be running online through the Zoom platform. Please register by clicking here.

    SSWIS Summer Camps

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    SSWIS Language Camps

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    Peer Leader Training

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