Welcome to Halton!
You may register your child at your local Catholic school office. A Youth Settlement Worker that speaks your language will be able to assist you!
Our Youth Settlement Program offers services for newcomer students: school registration, translations, and help with access to community services.
Need help with language translations or registering your child?
|Language||Settlement Worker||Phone Number|
|Arabic, English||Jalil Hussinemail@example.com||905-847-5113 |
|Arabic, French, English||Lina Sakkabfirstname.lastname@example.org||905-847-5113 |
|Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, English||Uzma Kaziemail@example.com||905-464-5930 |
|Korean, English||Catherine Leefirstname.lastname@example.org||647-237-8553|
|Mandarin, English||Rui Caiemail@example.com||905-847-5113 |
|Mandarin,Cantonese, English||Christine Shenfirstname.lastname@example.org||905-842-2486|
|Mandarin,Cantonese, English||Carole Liuemail@example.com||647-237-8552|
|Spanish, English||Luz-Elena Ariasfirstname.lastname@example.org||905-847-5113 |
|Spanish, English||Diana Belloemail@example.com||647-239-8553|
|Tagalog, English||Caren Menchavezfirstname.lastname@example.org||289-259-9207|
|Urdu, English||Samina Rathoreemail@example.com||289-259-4960|
Documents Required for Registration at School
Programs & Services for Newcomers
Newcomer Youth Program
Our HCDSB Youth Workers plan various arts, cultural and recreational activities to help nurture self-confidence in newcomer teens, aged 13-18.
Students are invited to register for their chosen activity by contacting the Youth Settlement Worker assigned to their school. Please note that the Newcomer Youth Program takes place after school.
Settlement & Support Program for International Students
Activities, workshops, field trips and cultural excursions are planned for international students through the Settlement and Support Program.
Students interested in signing up may contact Rui Cai, Settlement Worker for the International Student Program at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through phone at: 905-847-5113. Visit the International Student Program website for more information.
Settlement Services for Newcomer Families
Settlement services are offered at all school locations to assist students and families as they adjust to the Ontario school system.
Settlement counsellors are also stationed at each secondary school (once per week) to meet and assist newcomer parents and students. Counsellors are available to plan daytime information sessions for youth, and evening workshops for families.
Are you new to our school board or Canada? Are you looking to register your child for school?
Our Welcome Centres in Oakville and Milton provide students and their families new to Canada, with guidance and support as they become familiar with the Region of Halton, and their new school environment.
Some of the services offered at our Welcome Centres include:
- Math and language assessments for students
- Access to community services and resources for parents
- Access to the Youth Settlement Program
Before you contact us at the Welcome Centre, we recommend that you contact your home school directly to register first.
Welcome Centre Locations
255 Morden Road
Oakville, ON L6K 2S2
2800 High Point Dr.
Milton, ON L9T 6P4, Suite 212
*NOTE: Phone lines are currently down at our HCDSB Welcome Centres. Parents interested in getting in touch can contact us through email at: email@example.com
If you need help with English, Youth Settlement Workers (see list above) help newcomer families with their new surroundings by offering access to information on education, health care, employment services, housing, etc. Translation services are also available as part of the program.
Questions or Concerns?
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Luz Elena Arias, Supervisor, Settlement Services at (905) 847-5113, ext 6. Follow us on Twitter @HCDSBWelcome!
The HCDSB Welcome Centres are funded by the Government of Ontario through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).