Youth & Teen & SWIS Programs
We understand the culture shift that newcomer families can experience when moving to Canada. We are here to help our families by offering programs specifically tailored to children and teenagers.
Programs in Schools
The Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Program is offered through the partnership of WIS and Brandon School Division.
It is a school-based settlement service that provides direct and immediate assistance to newcomers and their families.
Our SWIS team offers the following services:
- Interpretation and facilitation of meetings.
- Assistance with school registration.
- Arrangement of various group information & orientation sessions for families and students.
- Promote cultural diversity.
- Provision of leadership programming.
- Referral of clients to appropriate service providers.
- Home visits related to any school issues.
- Assistance with School related document.
- Facilitation of the integration of newcomers to school.
How to access SWIS services:
Clients with school-aged children are referred to us by Brandon School Division or settlement facilitators at WIS. After we receive the child’s information, we contact them to set up an appointment to conduct a SWIS needs assessment.
After the SWIS needs assessment has been completed, we contact Brandon School Division to set up a registration appointment.
If you need SWIS support or have questions for our team, please contact us by calling us at 204-727-6031 or use the contact form below.
Programs Outside of the School Day
Youth program services are available to permanent resident youth. These services include different areas such as:
- Academic support: Providing newcomer students with support related to math and literacy skills.
- Workshops: Aimed at providing youth with information covering topics such as education, employment and health.
- Summer camps: These run in the summertime for elementary school students to provide them with a safe environment to enjoy activities with other children.
- Sports and recreational programs: Designed to help youth maintain healthy bodies, as well as get engaged in activities available in the community. These programs can include cooking, hockey and soccer.
- Employment Support: Helps youth build resumes and cover letters, as well as helping them navigate resources available when looking for a job.
How to access our services:
To find out what sessions are coming up, please go to the following locations:
If you have any questions about these programs, please use the contact form below, visit our front desk in Brandon, or call 204-727-6031 ext # 2221.
Registration information can be found on the workshop listing on our Events calendar.
If you have any questions about our Youth and Teen programs, please get in touch with our facilitators using the contact form below:
Our programs are free and made possible thanks to our ongoing support from our funders:
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada