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Newcomer Settlement Services

At MNS we recognize how difficult adjusting to a new country can be – so we’re here to help. We offer several free services for newcomers, in many languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil, Spanish, Italian and more.

Our settlement services are available in Malton at 3540 Morning Star Drive and at our new location, MNS Multicultural Newcomer Services at 3975 Cottrelle Blvd, units 8-10, in North-East Brampton.

 

Our Settlement team offers free:

  • Support Services
    • Assistance filling out government documents including applications for Canadian landed status and citizenship, pension forms, child tax deductions, Canadian passports, social insurance numbers, Ontario health insurance cards and more.
    • Assistance with translation and interpretation of documents
    • Assistance in preparing documents for supportive housing accommodations
  • Counseling, Information and Employment Services
    • General information and advice on Canadian culture, schools and social life
    • Citizenship information and educational workshops on various topics of interest to newcomers
    • A Free, walk-in legal clinic through our partnership with Mississauga Community Legal Services (available only at our Malton location)
    • Employment counseling, including free job search workshops
    • Help preparing resumes and cover letters
    • Referrals for mentoring for newcomer professionals
  • Formal endorsement / attesting of settlement-related documents

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Helpful Websites

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Multicultural, Settlement and Education Partnership (MSEP)

 

About MSEP

Through our partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, we offer settlement services to newcomer families using local schools as the primary point of contact.

Since schools are one of the first services newcomers connect with, our Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) provide information on:

                • Schools and education
                • Where to go to learn English
                • Finding a job
                • Housing for newcomer families
                • Health care
                • The law
                • Immigration
                • etc.

Our multi-lingual, multicultural SWIS team also:

  • contact all newcomers in a particular school to help parents, guardians and students learn about the school and community-based services.
  • facilitates communication between school staff and newcomers, often helping with interpretation.

  • organizes group sessions on relevant topics such as, access to language training, housing issues, education-related workshops, etc.
  • conducts Newcomer Orientation sessions about schools during the summer.

  • provides newcomers with multilingual videos, posters, tip sheets and guides about the education system.

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Finding the Settlement Worker in your School

Our Malton Neighbourhood Services’ SWIS team is currently at:

Peel District School Board
Brandon Gate PS Gabrielle 647-838-1482 Monday, Wednesday
Kanwal 647 838-9121  
Corliss PS Randip 647-838-9101 Wednesday
Darcel Avenue Senior PS Archana 647 838-6131 Monday, Thursday
Dunrankin Drive PS Gabrielle 647-838-1482 Tuesday, Friday
Lancaster Junior PS Kanwal 647 838-9121 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Marvin Heights PS Kanwal 647 838-9121 Thursday, Friday
Morning Star Middle School Randip 647 838-9101 Thursday, Friday
Ridgewood PS Archana 647 838-6131 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Lincoln M Alexander Secondary School Randip 647 838-9101 Monday, Tuesday
Gabrielle 647-838-1482 Thursday
 
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School Amani 647 838-6101 Monday, Wednesday
Assessment and Reception Centre -- Mississauga Friday
Assessment and Reception Centre -- Brampton Tuesday, Thursday
Holy Cross Catholic School On-call basis
St.Raphael Elementary School On-call basis

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Newcomer Summer School Orientations

For newcomers, Malton Neighbourhood Services offers:

  • A four-day orientation session for high school students -- NOW
  • A one-day welcome and information session for students in grades six, seven and eight and their parents/guardians --WIN

Newcomer Orientation Week (NOW)

  • An intensive four-day orientation program for newcomer high school students to help them familiarize themselves in their new school, learn to read schedules, make friends, etc.
  • Takes place at Lincoln Alexander Secondary School TBA, and at Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School TBA.
  • Trained Peer Leaders, students who were previously newcomers, help deliver the program with the support of the MNS SWIS team and teachers

Welcome and Information for Newcomers (WIN)

  • A one-day orientation program for Morning Star Middle School's newcomer students and their parents/guardians
  • Orients parents and students to the people and activities that can help them settle in their new school
  • Taking place TBA.

For more information or to register, contact:
Paula Bocaz, MSEP Manager
Malton Neighbourhood Services
905-677-6270

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