Welcome to Burnaby School District!

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Program extends its warm welcome to all newcomer students and families who live and study in Burnaby!

Burnaby’s SWIS Program provides settlement support to all immigrant and refugee student and families, effectively connects them with resources in their schools and communities.

Settlement workers cover all 49 Burnaby schools, speak 17 languages, and have firsthand experience and extensive expertise in settlement counselling. Since its inception in 2007, the SWIS Program has provided services to tens of thousands of newcomers, who are now successfully settled and proudly call themselves Canadians.

If you are new in Burnaby and are unsure from where to start, please contact your school’s settlement worker or call our District Welcome Centre at 604-296-6936.

Together – we are committed to support you in your journey to make yours and your children’s future bright and prosperous.