School Settlement
 
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The YMCA works in partnership with over 34 schools in the greater Halifax area to assist immigrant children, youth, and their families.

Since 1992, our YMCA has partnered with schools throughout our community to support the settlement of families new to Canada. Our friendly, welcoming YMCA School Settlement Support Staff work on-site at elementary, junior and senior high schools to provide practical assistance to immigrant children, youth, and families. 
Each family, every school, and all situations are unique. Our YMCA staff provide individualized support at all School Settlement Program locations to ensure that students and families feel confident, comfortable and most of all, connected to your community.
 
YMCA School Settlement Services Include:
  • Orientation to your new school and community
  • Support from YMCA staff serving as your personal liaison assistance between home and school
  • Referrals to settlement, language, and employment services
  • Becoming connected with local services suited to your needs
  • After school programs and various recreational activities
  • Help with your schoolwork through YMCA academic counselling, Homework Clubs, and peer tutoring
  • Assistance with language translation and interpretation
  • Making new friends and engaging with others at the YMCA multicultural clubs and events
Our Locations:
We currently run our School Settlement program at over 34 school sites across Greater Halifax and Dartmouth.  
School Settlement Contact:

Achala Hewaarachchi
Acting School Settlement Coordinator 
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth, Immigrant Services
104-7071 Bayer's Road
Halifax.NS B3L 2C2 
Cell : 902-225 5350  
YMCA Centre - (902) 457 6883      
E- mail: achala.hewaarachchi@halifax.ymca.ca