The Peel board offers a variety of settlement services to support families who are new to Peel. The Multicultural Settlement and Education Partnership (MSEP) program in Peel is part of a network of school-based settlement programs in Ontario communities called Settlement Workers in Schools The program was created to assist newcomer families to integrate into their school and community by providing information, settlement services and referral to community agencies from their local school.
Settlement workers are placed in over 110 primary, middle and secondary schools in the Peel board. The five agencies in Peel’s settlement agencies partnership:
Brampton Multicultural Community Services Centre
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre
Malton Neighbourhood Services
Newcomer Centre of Peel
Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services
Schools with assigned service are selected based on the number of newcomer students enrolled at the school who have entered Canada in the last three years. On-call support is available to all schools through the board’s six itinerant settlement workers who are based out of our three We Welcome the World Centres, (south Mississauga, Malton, and Brampton). These workers, who speak a variety of languages, and are available to assist any school in Peel on a needs basis.
MSEP is a partnership between the Peel District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and local settlement agencies, and is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
To access settlement services, please contact extension 3527 and leave a message. Alternatively, please contact Nala Moorthy, MSEP Facilitator, at 905-890-1010 ext. 2173, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access information or services for the We Welcome the World Centres, please contact Louise Clayton, We Welcome the World Centre Coordinator, 905-890-1010 ext. 2437, email@example.com.