Youth Settlement Services
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School Based Settlement Support
We work at schools and at homes to help youth and families understand and succeed in Canadian schools.
Students will get help with anything they need at school, at the beginning and all year. Students will learn about classes, how to get to school safely, and what they will get to do at school! Students can also get help from their Youth Settlement Practitioner about things like friends, jobs, and the community.
Parents can get help with how to register, pay school fees, and talking with teachers and the school. Youth Settlement Practitioners can be at parent teacher meetings as well!
Teachers, School Staff, and Community Services Providers can receive support to learn more about working with immigrant youth, to assist with newcomers’ registration, to facilitate parent meetings, to meet with students to resolve issues, and arrange interpretation/ translation services when needed.
Youth Settlement Services hosts special days for clients, including summer camps and activities for all ages including lessons, orientations, field trips, and more! These activities support immigrant youth to get to know their new community and met new friends.
Am I eligible?
The program is open to young people ages 3 to 25, who are Permanent Residents, or children of Permanent Residents.
Where is the service provided?
All Services can be accessed at the Immigrant Services office at 1107 2nd Avenue 'A' North, Lethbridge.
Some program activities may take place at school or various community locations.
Youth Settlement Practitioners also work with the students within the home as required.
How much will it cost?
This free service is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
How do I register?
Make an appointment with a Settlement Practitioner to register as a client. If eligible, they will provide you with a referral to the YSS program.
Both parents and youth are required to attend the initial meeting and new student orientation.
Who do I contact for more info?
Kristina Larkin 403-320-1589
Abby Morning Bull