Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)

To empower newcomers to make choices to ensure their successful integration in school and in the community.

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)

The Delta Settlement Workers in Schools (DeltaSWIS) program is a cost-free, school-based service for immigrants, refugees and other eligible clients. 

The goal of the Delta Settlement Workers in Schools program is to provide a variety of settlement support services to newly arrived students and their families to help meet their immediate and ongoing needs as they adapt to their new life in Canada.


What We Do

*        Contact all newly-arrived families.

*        Conduct intake meetings, complete needs assessments and make individualized referrals for services.

*        Create personalized action plans for newcomers.

*        Provide orientation and information regarding services, programs, resources within school and the community;

*        Connect newcomer families to government and community services and resources and accompany clients, as needed, to facilitate clients’ access to those services and resources;

*        Inform and orient school staff about the settlement related needs and issues of newcomers;

*        Develop and prepare newcomer settlement packages and resources for distribution to newcomer students and their family members;

*        Participate in regular professional development, workshops and in partnerships.


Who Qualifies for SWIS Services?

Newcomer students and families in the Delta School District including:

- students and families in our pre-school strong start programs,

- school-age students from Kindergarten to grade 12

- adult students


Eligible clients include:

- Permanent Residents

- Protected Persons

- Convention refugees

- Live in Caregivers


SWIS Contact Information

Hemi Dhanoa



Imtiaz Jamal



Della Li




SWIS Worker Assignments

Hemi Dhanoa

Delview Secondary

Brooke Elementary

Heath Elementary

North Delta Secondary

Devon Gardens

Jarvis Elementary

Annieville Elementary

Gibson Elementary

McCloskey Elementary


Imtiaz Jamal

Delta Community College

Neilson Grove Elementary

Hellings Elementary

Burnsview Secondary

Richardson Elementary

Ladner Elementary

Chalmers Elementary

Sunshine Hills Elementary

Port Guichon Elementary

Hawthorne Elementary

Gray Elementary

South Park Elementary

Holly Elementary




Della Li

Delta Community College

South Delta Secondary

English Bluff Elementary

Delta Secondary

Beach Grove Elementary

Pebble Hill Elementary

Sands Secondary

Cliff Drive Elementary

Pinewood Elementary

Seaquam Secondary

Cougar Canyon Elementary



Meet your SWIS workers:

Imtiaz Jamal                                        Della Li                                      Hemi Dhanoa
cell: 604-644-6138                                604-218-9457                            604-644-6746
voicemail: 604-952-2884                      604-952-2883                            604-952-2885
(Hindi / Punjabi / Urdu)                      (Mandarin / Cantonese)            (Hindi / Punjabi / Urdu)