NOW & WIN orientation programs introduce newcomer students to their school and connect them with Peer Leaders who help to facilitate their first days and weeks at school and make the transition less stressful.
WIN programs are offered in August 2017 for Grade 6, 7 and 8 students who are have arrived in Canada this summer and will be starting school in September. These one-day orientation sessions are offered for students registered at select schools in Toronto, and their parents.
NOW programs are offered in August 2017 for high school students who arrived in Canada this summer and are starting school this September. These three- or four-day orientation sessions are offered at various locations throughout Toronto. Families should contact the appropriate reception/orientation centre for information on how to register:
- Toronto District School Board – West Reception Centre 416-393-0542
- Toronto District School Board – East Reception Centre 416-395-9440
- Toronto Catholic District School Board – Orientation Centre 416-393-5500
OR families can contact the SWIS agency in their region that offers the NOW program.