Resources for Parents

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 parent info - ministry of ed
ministry of ed

9 Parent Information Sheets available in 25 languages for parents with elementary or secondary students.

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YMCA Newcomer Services ensures eligible newcomers to Canada receive appropriate English language training and settlement services including assessment of needs, orientation, information and referral, and labour market information in order to feel welcomed in the community and to participate socially, culturally and economically. These services are supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
School communities: Barrie, Bradford, Innisfil, Muskoka, 


 Newmarket immigrant services logo  The  Newmarket Welcome Immigrant Services offers a mobile outreach and mobile unit to newcomers for virtual English classes, settlement services,  and orientation . 
School communities:  Alliston, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Orillia, Midland and Penetanguishine areas.


 settlment.org This website provides newcomers with the helpful tools and answers they need for settling in, or immigrating to, Ontario, Canada.  Information available in 30 languages here.

 in my language homepage
This website provides multilingual information for newcomers to Ontario, Canada.  Website is available in 11 languages.




 new youth.ca homepage  

This website is a place for young (grade 7-12) newcomers to find reliable information and services to access.  Available in French in English.


 full day kindergarten ministry of education page
 
The Ministry of Education’s Full Day Kindergarten  website - available in 16 languages (at the bottom of the page).

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Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide has been translated into 10 different languages in addition to English and French!

Learning more about Canada's Food Guide will help you and your family know how much food you need, what types of foods are better for you, and the importance of physical activity in your day.

 


Elementary Students


newcomers guide - elementary - english
This guide provides information and suggestions for parents who are new to the Ontario school system.  It explains the school calendar and routines in all Ontario schools.  Available in French, English and Arabic.

 settlement.or ESL corner
For the junior or intermediate English language learner (ELL) settlement.org  has created some clear language tools for vocabulary, glossary and language exercises. This section will also be useful for ESL teachers, mentors and volunteers. Settlement.org has included audio files within many exercises. Listen to them to improve your pronunciation.

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Parent-Teacher Interviews - Elementary
This video can help you learn what to expect at a parent-teacher interview.  Available in 17 languages from settlement.org


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min of health

Oral health information (brochures, postcards) and free dental services available to children ages 0-17.  Check out a variety of resources, including multi-language tip sheets for all ages.





 
Secondary Students


newcomer's guide to sec schools
This guide provides information and suggestions for parents who are new to the Ontario school system.  It explains the school calendar and routines in all Ontario schools.  Available in French, English and Arabic.

settlment.org ESL corner
For the English language learner (ELL), settlement.org has created some clear language tools for vocabulary, glossary and language exercises. This section will also be useful for ESL teachers, mentors and volunteers. Settlement.org has included audio files within many exercises. Listen to them to improve your pronunciation.

 parent teacher int sec
Parent-Teacher Interviews - Secondary
This video can help you learn what to expect at a parent-teacher interview and how you can support your child's learning by communicating with his or her teachers.  Available in 17 languages from settlement.org



min of health

Oral health information and free dental services for students up to 17 years old.  Includes a variety of brochures and postcards in a variety of languages. 

 people for education
An independent organization working to support public education in Ontario’s English, French and Catholic schools.  Information and 
multi-lingual tip sheets for parents.