Settlement Workers in Schools

Coming to a new country and school can be scary for students, their parents and school staff. We can help!

SWIS program reaches out to newcomers/immigrant families as they arrive in the school district, and provides them with settlement information and referrals to education and community resources.

What we need from you:

  • Birthdate
  • Passport Information
  • Status in Canada (Permanent Resident Card)
  • School records from previous country
  • Medical records from previous country
  • Arrival date in Canada/Fort St John
  • Canadian address and contact information

Community Connections

SD60 SWIS is proud to be a member of the Fort St. John Local Immigration Partnership for the North Peace Region.

SWIS is also pleased to be part of a community partnership with other settlement service providers such as the Fort St. John Public Library, Fort St. John Literacy Society, SUCCESS, and Employment Connections WorkBC. All workshops and programs are free!

Language Training

Programs Include:

  • One to one tutoring in English as a Second Language (ESL) or other subjects as needed
  • Settlement help
  • Group classes, field trips, social events
  • Basic computer skills class
  • ESL conversation circle
  • Literacy workshops

Download Free English Class Schedule

Fort St. John Literacy Society
#201, 10136 – 100th Avenue
Fort St. John B.C.
(250) 785-2110

Settlement & Integration Services

Programs Include:

  • Questions about settlement, citizenship, housing, community services and more;
  • Provide workshops on newcomer orientation, citizenship and MORE;
  • Connecting to community services and agencies;
  • Providing employment referrals, workshops, training and counselling;
  • Connecting job seekers to employers in the Peace Region

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (Settlement and Integration Services For Newcomers to Canada)
10142 – 101st Avenue
Fort St. John BC
(250) 785-5323

Employment Services

Programs Include:

  • Free Employment Workshops
  • Job Board Postings
  • Skills Training
  • Computer Usage
  • Resume Assistance
  • Government Funding
  • Job Search Support
  • Disability Supports

Employment Connections WORKBC Employment Services Centre
#101, 9907 – 99th Avenue
Fort St. John BC
(250) 787-0024

Public Library Services

School Ƶ #60’s Settlement Workers In Schools program (SWIS) has entered into a partnership with the Fort St. John Public Library to collaborate on the existing Fort St. John Public Library programs.

Programs Include:

  • Summer Program, so as to meet the needs of SWIS students and families throughout July/August non-school months.
  • Spring Break Reading Program,
  • Multicultural Books In Schools

Fort St John Public Library
10012-100th Avenue
Fort St. John, BC
V1J 1Y7
(250) 785-3731


SWIS at Robert Ogilvie Elementary School

9907 86 Street
Fort St John, BC V1J 3G4

School Phone: (250) 785-3704

You can contact staff or drop by the SWIS office at Robert Ogilvie between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at 9907 86 Street in Fort St John. The SWIS office is accessible from outside in the southeast corner of the school.

SWIS is now located at Robert Ogilvie Elementary School at 9907 86 Street in Fort St John

SWIS Program Coordinator
Jane Drew, Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional, CCIP
9907 86 Street Fort St John, BC V1J 3G4
(250) 262-6027
Settlement Worker
Jen McInnis
9907 86 Street Fort St John, BC V1J 3G4
(250) 262-6086

SWIS/Careers Program Assistant
Joy Friesen
9907 86 Street Fort St John, BC V1J 3G4
(250) 262-6086

Principal Of Careers & International Education
Brian Campbell
10112-105 Avenue, Fort St John, B.C., V1J 4S4
(250) 261.8203