Welcome to Halton!

You may register your child at your local Catholic school office. A Youth Settlement Worker that speaks your language will be able to assist you!

Our Youth Settlement Program offers services for newcomer students: school registration, interpretation, and help with access to community services. 鈥

Need help with language interpretation or registering your child?鈥

LanguageSettlement WorkerEmailPhone Number
Arabic, EnglishJalil Hussinhussinj@hcdsb.org365-999-7987
Arabic, French, EnglishLina Sakkabsakkabl@hcdsb.org905-638-3470 
Korean, EnglishCatherine Leeclee@hmcconnections.com647-237-8553
ext. 246
Mandarin, EnglishRui Caicair@hcdsb.org905-802-1876 
Spanish, EnglishErnesto Zambranozambranoe@hcdsb.org905-638-9528
Tagalog, EnglishCaren Menchavezcmenchavez@hmcconnections.com289-259-9207
Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, EnglishBaljinder Kaurbkaur@hmcconnections.com289-259-4887听

Documents Required for Registration at School

  • Passport, Record of Landing Form, Permanent Resident Card, Work Permit, Study Permit or Refugee Claimant Documentation.
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Immunization
  • Proof of Address (lease, deed, recent utility or tax bill)
  • Baptismal Certificate for student or parent of the student
    (elementary school students only).
  • Most recent school documents

Upon registration, the school will inform you of our Settlement Services Through Schools Program, and you can be referred at that time to the services available to you and your family.

Programs & Services for Newcomers听

1. Settlement Services for Newcomer听Families听

Settlement services are offered at all school locations to assist students and families as they adjust to the Ontario school system. 

Settlement counsellors are also stationed at each secondary school (once per week) to meet and assist newcomer parents and students. Counsellors are available to plan daytime information sessions for youth, and evening workshops for families.

2. Newcomer Youth Program

Our HCDSB Youth Workers plan various arts, cultural and recreational activities to help nurture self-confidence in newcomer teens, aged 13-18.

Students are invited to register for their chosen activity by contacting the Youth Settlement Worker assigned to their school. Please note that the Newcomer Youth Program takes place after school.鈥 听

3. Short-Term Counselling Services

Building a new life in a different country can be sometimes challenging, it can cause stress, anxiety, depression, frustration, and different mental health concerns.   We can help you to ease your transition into a new culture by providing culturally sensitive coaching/counselling services.  Newcomer families that are interested in short-term counselling may contact Doris Hincapie at hincapied@hcdsb.org.

4. Settlement & Support Program for International Students

Activities, workshops, field trips and cultural excursions are planned for international students through the Settlement and Support Program.

Students interested in signing up may听contact Rui Cai, Settlement Worker for the International Student Program听at cair@hcdsb.org, or through phone at:听905-802-1876. Visit the for more information. 鈥

Welcome Centre logo

Welcome Centre 

Are you new to our school board or Canada? Are you looking to register your child for school? 

Our Welcome Centres in Oakville and Milton provide students and their families new to Canada, with guidance and support as they become familiar with the Region of Halton, and their new school environment.鈥嬧 

Some of the services offered at our Welcome Centres include:

  • Math and language assessments for students
  • Access to community services and resources for parents
  • Access to the Youth Settlement Program鈥

Before you contact us at the Welcome Centre, we recommend that you contact your home school directly to register first.

Welcome Centre Locations

255 Morden Road
Oakville, ON  L6K 2S2
Phone: 905-847-5113

2800 High Point Dr.
Milton, ON  L9T 6P4, Suite 212
Phone: 905-693-0623

Need help?

If you need help with English, Youth Settlement Workers鈥嬧 鈥(see list above) help newcomer families with their new surroundings by offering access to information on education, health care, employment services, housing, etc. Interpretation Services are also available as part of the program.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or听need more information, please contact Luz-Elena Arias, Supervisor, Settlement Services at (905)听847-5113,听ext 207 or email听ariasl@hcdsb.org


The HCDSB Welcome Centres are funded by the Government of Ontario through .