Integration to the Canadian School System

The Integration to Canadian Society Program is geared specifically for newcomers. Newcomers typically immigrate to Canada to seek a better way of life. Some are fleeing their native countries leaving behind horrific living conditions and threats to their safety. Many show up on Canada’s doorstep with little to no money to their names. The vast majority of newcomers are raising their children in low income households. This program will reduce the impact of living in a low income household by improving the odds that the children will be successful in school. In addition, we anticipate that by having access to services and supports to assist them with their child’s education and increasing their social support circle, parents who are working, or looking for work, will experience less stress and need to take time away from work because of parenting and/or school issues.

This program assists and supports newcomer parents and their children with successful integration into Canadian society and school system. This program will help parents recognize their role in their child’s education and increase their understanding of what is expected when their child enters school.

Getting Ready for K (Kindergarten)

A workshop series for newcomer parents and their children 3-5 years of age who will start Kindergarten in September.

This workshop allows you to:

  • learn how your child learns
  • learn how to help your child get along
  • learn how to help your child figure things out
  • learn how to get your child ready for going to school

Summer School Readiness – SCAMP

This School Readiness Program is designed for children 3-5 years of age. This FREE program is currently being offered to families whose first language is not English.

This program is designed to promote successful entry to Kindergarten along with a balance of active learning activities that help build a solid foundation for continued learning. The program also gives parents a better understanding of the Canadian school system and how they can help their children learn.

The program is Monday to Thursday mornings from 9am to 12pm in the month of July.

This program receives funding support from the County of Simcoe.