SEPT (Settlement and Education Partnerships in Toronto) Services

Our services are funded by the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)



We provide settlement services in the following schools:

 AY Jackson SS George S. Henry Academy McKee PS St. Paschal Baylon CS
 Brebeuf College Georges Vanier SS Newtonbrook SS St. Timothy CS
 Crestview PS Highland MS Pleasant PS Steelesview PS
 Cummer Valley MS Kingslake PS Pleasant View MS Willowdale MS
 Don Valley MS Lillian PS RJ Lang E&MS Woodbine MS
 Earl Haig SS Loretto Abbey CSS Sir Ernest MacMillan SPS Zion Heights MS
 Forest Manor MacDonald CI St. Joseph Morrow Park CSS

(Revised: April 2024)

Services are provided in the following languages:

 Arabic Cantonese Dari Farsi
 Hindi Korean Mandarin Pashto
 Punjabi Russian Tagalog Ukrainian

For further information, please contact -

Tanya Yousufi
(416) 292-7510 ext. 1303 / (647) 999-7640

Chris Wang
(416) 292-7510 ext. 1137 / (647) 332-4339

(416) 292-7510 ext. 1301

 Name of Settlement Worker Phone Number Email Address
 Alaa Alrewishdi
 Andy Shum
 (Cantonese and Mandarin)
 Bing Liu
 (Mandarin and Cantonese)
 Charlyn Tocmo
 Iona Seo
 Iris Iskander
 Iris Yang
 Nasrin Ghafoori
 (Farsi and Dari)
 Nidhi Gogia
 (Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi)
 Siavash Kohzad
 (Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Hindi and Urdu)
 Sue Kim
 Svetlana Kravchenko
 (Russian and Ukrainian)
 Tayebeh Ahmadi
 (Farsi and Dari)
 Tetiana Tymoshenko
 (Ukrainian and Russian)

Year Round Services at TDSB Secondary Assessment Centre (TSAC):

The Assessment Centre has multilingual staff that can assist newcomer students and their families. Newcomer families will also have a chance to meet at the Assessment Centre with a Settlement Worker, who can give them information on settlement topics such as finding housing, looking for employment, accessing health care in Ontario, and connecting with a variety of support agencies. All secondary students must make an appointment with the Assessment Centre by telephone.

SEPT Services During Summer:

Newcomer Orientation Week (NOW)

The Newcomer Orientation Week program provides orientation to newly- arrived high school students. Over three and-a-half days in the last week of the summer, the students are oriented to their school by Peer Leaders-students who were newcomers in recent years.

Welcome and Information for Newcomers (WIN)

The Welcome and Information for Newcomers program was developed to help newcomer teens entering middle school (grades 6-8). WIN uses some of the same programming elements as NOW but is one day instead of four. Whereas NOW is a full orientation to high school, WIN is a basic introduction intended to build a positive foundation for parents and students to interact with the school and settlement worker. Peer leaders are also central to WIN, helping demonstrate elements in the program and to build friendships with the newcomer students.

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