Parkfield JS takes great pride in its multicultural community and has settlement services to assist newcomer parents and their families with the settlement process. The Settlement & Education Partnerships in Toronto (SEPT) is a partnership between the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), Toronto Public Library, social service agencies in Toronto and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
It provides assistance to new immigrants and others to settle and integrate easily into their new country. Information and referral to community resources, English classes, employment, childcare, social assistance, health services, E.I. and subsidized housing are just some of the many services that an in-school settlement worker can assist you with.
The school settlement worker for Parkfield JS can speak English, Hindi, Urdu and Marathi and has a good understanding of Punjabi and Gujarati. The settlement worker is also able to connect you to Settlement Workers that speak many other languages, such as Arabic, Somali, Spanish, Mandarin, Dari and Pashtu.
Parents can meet the settlement worker at the school on Tuesdays and Thursdays or call (647) 296 8429.