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Newcomer Welcome Centre




Welkom!  ~  добре дошъл!  ~  স্বাগত!  ~  Dobrodošli!  ~  Vítejte!  ~  Velkommen  ~  Tere tulemast!  ~  Maligayang pagdating!  ~  Tervetuloa!  ~  Bienvenue!  ~  Willkommen!  ~  Καλώς ήρθατε!  ~  આપનું સ્વાગત છે!  ~  आपका स्वागत है!  ~  Üdvözöljük!  ~  Benvenuto!  ~  Laipni lūdzam!  ~  Sveiki atvykę!  ~  Selamat datang!  ~  Witamy! ~ Bem-vindo!  ~  Chào mừng bạn!  ~  Bine ai venit!  ~  Добро пожаловать!  ~  ¡Bienvenido!  ~  Karibu!  ~  Välkommen!  ~  வருக!  ~  ยินดีต้อนรับ!  ~  Hoşgeldiniz!  ~  Ласкаво просимо!
ברוך הבא!  ~  خوش آمدید!  ~  خوش آمدید!  ~ ترحيب!


The Newcomer Welcome Centre supports families new to Canada and the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB). By facilitating a smooth transition for students and families entering our schools, and providing support during their integration into Simcoe County, we all experience positive outcomes. The Centre's goal is to support each family from the initial registration visit through to graduation by coordinating services that are available to all families in the SCDSB.

Who should visit the Newcomer Welcome Centre?

  • Students entering Canada for the first time
  • Students who are permanent residents, refugees, have diplomatic status or are accompanying parents with a work or study permit
  • Students new to Canada and to Ontario, within the last 4 years, who have attended another school system in Canada

Other available services include:

  • Adult ESL classes
  • TOEFL preparation
  • assisting families with completion of registration forms
  • providing information about our educational system and introducing the family to school
  • community services
  • Adult and Continuing Education.

Contact the Newcomer Welcome Centre


Phone: 705-725-8360, ext. 45160

320 Bayfield Street, Bayfield Mall
Barrie, Ontario L4M 3C1

(Enter the Bayfield Mall through the Winners entrance, walk to the end of the hall, turn right and we are at the end of this hallway on the left side).