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​ parent info - ministry of ed
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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.


 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.

 people for education
An independent organization working to support public education in Ontario’s English, French and Catholic schools.  Information and tipsheets available in 15 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.

 
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6 Questions To Ask When Looking At Your School's Results

It’s important for parents to understand their school’s EQAO results, in addition to their child’s individual results. This resource can help parents understand and talk about the school’s results with the principal, teachers and each other. You can download “6 Questions to Ask When Looking at Your School’s Results” in 21 languages.




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A Guide For Parents - EQAO Tests In Elementary School

This guide describes the two EQAO tests Ontario students write in elementary school (available for download in 21 languages - half way down the page). 


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 and English.

 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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Tip Sheets for Parents of Elementary Students
Tip Sheets for Parents with information about:
- education and schooling in Ontario
- Report Cards
- Parent Teacher Interviews
- Special Education
- Starting School
- EQAO Assessments
- Homework Help For Parents
- Health & Physical Education
- Behaviour at School: Safe Schools Act
- How to Help Your Child Succeed In School

Available in 15 languages.


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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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 Information for Parents of Young Children
Resource sheets on a variety of topics for parents of young children (ages 1-7).  These resource sheets are available in 14 languages.
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Brochures with tips for parents to help their child with reading and mathematics (grades K-6). Available in 15 languages on-line at: 'abc123'.

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Ontario's Grade 8 HPV Vaccination Program

A fact sheet to explain Ontario's Grade 8 HPV Vaccination Program, available in 24 languages.  Staff are encouraged to send home an English and translated fact sheet.

min of health

Oral health information (brochures, postcards) and free dental services available to children ages 0-17.  A variety of publications for all ages in a variety of languages.


 digital library

A free digital library with books in a wide variety of languages.  A great resource to continue to develop literacy skills in first languages. 

 starfall.com

Starfall.com is an interactive and engaging app and website for young learners of English.  There are interactive activities for students learning the sounds of the alphabet and for students at the beginning stages of learning to read simple books.
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 and English.

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.

tip sheets from people for education
 
Tip Sheets for parents and students:
- high school courses and choices
- how to help your child succeed in school                    
- who does what in education
- solving problems in school
- behaviour at school-understanding the safe schools act. 

Available in 15 languages.


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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.