Since 1992 the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth has identified newcomer children and youth as requiring specific support to meet settlement and integration needs. Newcomer children and youth are entering the settlement process at a time when their emotional and physical development is already in upheaval. Language barriers, racism, balancing cultural identities, parental conflict, academic challenges, isolation and shifting familial roles are compounded by occurring at a point in time when their sense of identity, relationships with others and view of the world are being formed in the most basic
ways.

School Settlement Program

The YMCA School Settlement Staff works on site in 34 schools schools in HRM and 20 schools across the province with the objective of supporting newcomer parents and children to be actively engaged in new school communities.

  • On-site School Settlement Workers
  • Orientation Sessions
  • Home & School Engagement
  • Awareness Raising Presentations
  • Linking and referral to school and community resources
  • Supporting involvement in school based activities
  • (clubs, meetings, events)

YMCA School Settlement Locations

LocationAddressYMCA School Settlement StaffContact Information
Basinview Elementary School273 Basinview Drive Halifax, NSUyioghosa Thaddeus Owie[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-7993
Bedford South Elementary2 Oceanview Drive Bedford, NSTilak Arora[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-3346
Burton Ettinger Elementary52 Alex St., Halifax, NSDarinka Kapor[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-7637
Charles P. Allen High School200 Innovation Drive, Bedford, NSFang Liu[email protected]
[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-0419
M: (902) 670-4103
Chebucto Heights Elementary School230 Cowie Hill Road Halifax, NSHossn Hasan[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-0723
Citadel High School1855 Trollope Street Halifax, NSDayga Shariff[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-0153
Clayton Park Junior High School45 Plateau Cres., Halifax, NSAbdulsalam Muktar[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-0704
Cunard Junior High School121 Williams Lake Rd., Halifax, NSOlga Leiva
Rafeeda Khashmelmous
[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-0736
[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-1721
Dartmouth High School95 Victoria Rd., Dartmouth, NSAchala Hewaarachchi[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-7526
Dartmouth South Academy36 Hastings Dr, Dartmouth, NSAchala Hewaarachchi[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-7526
Duc d’Anville Elementary School12 Clayton Park Drive Halifax, NSMile Mitrovic[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-1494
Fairview Heights Elementary SchoolMain Building: 210 Coronation Ave Halifax
Annex:141 Rufus Ave., Halifax
Zobeida Al-Zobeidy[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-3584
Fairview Junior High School155 Rosedale Avenue Halifax, NSChali Tinti Negassa[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-2834
Gorsebrook Junior High School5966 South Street Halifax, NSOlga Leiva[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-0736
Grosvenor Wentworth Elementary4 Downing Street Halifax, NSDarinka Kapor[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-7637
Halifax West High School283 Thomas Raddall Dr., Halifax, NSMarwa Kuri
Rafeeda Khashmelmous
[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-2807
[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-1721
Inglis Street Elementary School5985 Inglis St., Halifax, NSDarinka Kapor[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-7637
J.L Ilsley High School38 Sylvia Avenue Halifax, NSRafeeda Khashmelmous[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-1721
John Martin Junior High School7 Brule Street Dartmouth, NSAchala Hewaarachchi[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-7526
Joseph Howe Elementary School2577 Maynard Street Halifax, NSHeba Megahid[email protected]
Tel: (902) 580-5055
Oxford School Elementary6364 North Street Halifax, NSFatemeh Naserian Mochadam[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-4891
Park West School206 Langbrae Drive Halifax, NSNadin Al-Sayed[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-2781
Rockingstone Heights Elementary School1 Regan Drive Halifax, NSUyioghosa Thaddeus Owie[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-7993
Rocky Lake Junior High School670 Rocky Lake Drive Bedford, NSFang Liu[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-0419
St. Agnes Junior High School6981 Mumford Road Halifax, NSPrehan Shousha[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-0445
St. Catherines Elementary School3299 Connolly Street Halifax, NSFatemeh Naserian Mochadam[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-4891
St. Joseph’s A. McKay Elementary School5389 Russell Street Halifax, NSAbdulsalam Muktar[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-0704
St. Mary’s Elementary School5614 Morris Street Halifax, NSFatemeh Naserian Mochadam[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-4891
St. Stephen’s Elementary3669 Highland Ave, Halifax, NSDayga Shariff
Olga Leiva
[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-0153
[email protected]
Tel: ((902) 830-0736
Westmount Elementary School6700 Edward Arab Avenue Halifax, NSPrehan Shousha[email protected]
Tel: (902) 830-0445