There will be an orientation workshop for York Region’s newcomer families who have recently arrived in Canada. It will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Jean Vanier Catholic High School located at 10475 Bayview Ave. in Richmond Hill. The workshop is open to newcomer families who have children registered in either elementary or secondary school in the York Catholic or York public school boards.
Families can expect to learn more about the Ontario education system, graduation requirements, ESL supports in schools, and more. Some programming for parents will be offered in Farsi, Chinese, and Korean, in addition to English. Students should attend the workshop with their parents.
The Orientation Workshop will be delivered by Catholic Community Services of York Region, and is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. To register, please call 905-731-8281 ext. 30.