The Halton District School Board welcomes new families to Canada and the Halton region.
The following links to resources may assist parent/guardians who are new to Canada or whose first language is not English.
Resources and partnerships to help you make a smooth transition into Halton:
Halton Multicultural Council has partnered with Halton District School Board to develop the Youth Settlement Program for newcomer families funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Youth Settlement Workers help newcomer families interact with schools to maximize parental involvement, and student success; provide interpretation and translation services and connect families with useful community services that help students and their parents transition into the community and schools.
To book a meeting with a Youth Settlement Worker contact:
Coordinator, Youth Settlement Program Coordinator
Tel: 905-842-2486 ext. 235
Welcome Centre helps make transition smoother for newcomers to the Halton District School Board. Services include registration, academic and language assessment, and resources about the Ontario school system. Settlement services are available including resources about community groups, volunteer opportunities, and community connections. Contact the Welcome Centre at 905-335-3665, ext. 3440 or visit the Welcome Centre, located in Gary Allan High School, 215 Ontario St. South, Milton, L9T 4N5.
Settlement Org gives newcomers information and resources to settle in Ontario, Canada. It provides accurate, reliable and timely content; links to sites with reliable information; and referrals to local services. Settlement.Org hosts an electronic community where newcomers get information, news, can ask questions and share experiences, and access a database of community organizations.
More resources for newcomers
Important information about education in Ontario available in many languages
Ontario Ministry of Education
Halton Newcomer Strategy
The Newcomer's Guide to Elementary School in Ontario
The Newcomers' Guide to Secondary School in Ontario
English Language Learners (ELL) and English Language Development (ELD)