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Welcoming Newcomers
Creating a welcoming and inclusive school environment for English language learners is a whole-school activity requiring the commitment of administrators, teachers, support staff, and other leaders within the school community. The reward for this committed effort is a dynamic and vibrant school environment that celebrates diversity as an asset and enriches the learning experience of all students

The UCDSB and the Ministry of Education have put out many resources to help support educators in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for English Language Learners


You may still  be able to locate the following UCDSB resources in your school. If they are available, you may find that they are still helpful.

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A Guide from the Ministry of Education for Welcoming Newcomers 

Guide for Welcoming Newcomers

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/manyroots/manyroots.pdf  

Edugains also has suggestions for educators for Welcoming Newcomers 

http://www.edugains.ca/newsite/ell/supportingenglishlanguagelearners.html 

CERIC offers a document free for download (CERIC = Canadian Education Research Institute for Counselling):  

Bridging Two Worlds: Supporting Newcomer and Refugee Youth 
http://ceric.ca/resource/bridging-two-worlds-supporting-newcomer-refugee-youth

Updated January 2018
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