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​​The Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) program is a Federal Government-funded school-based settlement service for new immigrant families to meet their immediate and ongoing settlement needs. Families who have children in the school district are connected to schools, community and government organizations and their resources. 

We are located in Vanier Centre, 1600 King Albert Ave. Coquitlam, V3J 1Y5  Tel: 604-945-7311  See map here.


We help with settlement support:

  • Providing orientation on Canadian culture and the school system in BC
  • Facilitating communication between parents and school personnel
  • Assisting families to access community resources and government programs

We provide culturally sensitive services to families by:

  • Serving families in English or their home language whenever possible
  • Keeping information confidential

We provide information and orientation workshops on a number of topics including:

  • The School System and Post-Secondary Transitions
  • Parenting and Child Development
  • Health Services
  • Housing
  • Employment Services
  • After School Programs and Leisure Access Programs
  • Child and Family Benefits and Programs

We provide service linking to community and government resources:

  • Parenting and Preschool Programs
  • Child and Family Benefits
  • Child Care and Youth Services
  • Women's Support/Transition Houses
  • ELL Support Services and Adult Continuing Education
  • Job Search Programs and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Income Assistance and Employment Insurance Services
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Counselling Services
  • Legal Services
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada