Settlement Workers Program

Reem Alghooti

Hello, I am Reem Alghooti. I am a settlement worker in your school with the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, part of the Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Program. The Cross Cultural Learner Centre provides settlement assistance and other services to newcomers and minority groups in the London area. Its aim is to foster inclusivity, community involvement and cultural expression to both newcomers and Canadians.

 Some of my responsibilities within SWIS are:

* To connect with newcomer families to determine their needs

* To provide settlement services to families within the school.

* To collaborate with teachers, parents, students and community organizations to build positive relationships.

* To increase newcomers’ understanding of the educational system and parenting issues in a Canadian context.

* To provide referrals and facilitate access to school and community resources.