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Professional Resources For teachers
Teaching Refugees with Limited Formal Schooling
Calgary Board of Education website with information, publications, educational materials, and exemplars from the field that support new students with limited formal schooling.
Supporting Students with Refugee Backgrounds
Ontario Ministry of Education document c.2016
Supporting Refugees (CMAS)
Caring for Syrian Refugee Children: A Program Guide for Welcoming Young Children and Their Families - includes downloadable guide, tip sheets and helpful language resources.
Resource Guide for Supporting Children with Refugee Experience
Resource guide for schools prepared by the Surrey (BC) Welcoming Project & Refugee Myth Busting Campaign 2014
CAMH Refugee Mental Health Project
The Refugee Mental Health Project aims to build settlement, social and health service providers' knowledge and skills regarding refugee mental health and promote inter-sector and inter-professional collaboration. Includes access to online courses and resource toolkit.
Culture Crossing Guides
A community built resource for cross-cultural etiquette and understanding. Includes Family Fun activities to explore different cultures.
Population Profile: Syrian Refugees (Nov 2015)
From Citizenship, Immigration & Refugees Canada - demographic, health, language, education profile of Syrian refugees coming to and in Canada.
National Council of Canadian Muslims (publications)
See bottom, right hand side of this VLC page for an online version of the Educators Guide to Islamic Religious Practices
6 Ways Teachers Can Welcome Immigrant Students & Their Families
How to get beyond the language barriers and make every child feel a part of your classroom community.
ELL/ESL Resources for Educators
K-Gr. 6: Teacher Resources
Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary by
Publication Date: 2015-06-02
Oxford Picture Dictionary by
Publication Date: 2008-08-15
Read Alouds for the Classroom
Sora (OverDrive) This link opens in a new window
Open a world of reading with the UCDSB collection of eBooks, audiobooks and read alongs from OverDrive. Your virtual book library all in one! Download the Sora app to your phone or device - its easy to read!
Four Feet, Two Sandals by
Publication Date: 2007-08-01
How I Learned Geography by
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
The Colour of Home by
Publication Date: December 1. 2012
My Name Is Sangoel by
Publication Date: 2009-06-01
Lesson Plans, Games, Videos
TR Leger Immigrant Services
UCDSBs service dedicated to assisting Permanent Residents, Live-in-Caregivers and Convention Refugees with settlement and immigration needs. Our Settlement Workers can assist you with finding information, language classes, and completing forms.
211 Ontario - Newcomers
211 Ontario is available by phone, 24/7, in more than 150 languages to help newcomers learn about the services available, and understand how to access them.
If you are new to Ontario, you can find answers to common questions about your new home on Settlement.Org.
Educators Resource for Islamic Religious Practices
Helping Students Deal With Trauma
VLC Subject & Topic guides