Newcomers & ELL

Welcome Centre

The Halton Distri​ct School Board welcomes  new families to Canada and the Halton region.

 The Welcome Centre supports New/Returning families to the Halton Region. Services offered include; registration,  assessment and settlement support.

Contact the HDSB Welcome Centre at 905-335-3665 ext. 3440 or email  The HDSB Welcome Centre is located in Gary Allan High School, 215 Ontario St. South, Milton L9T 4N5.

The following links to resources may assist parent/guardians who are new to Canada or whose first language is not English.

New to Halton

Resources and partnerships to help you make a smoot​h transition into Halton:

Registering a Student

​​For furthjer information please see Registration Information 

Newcomers Guide to Secondary School

This guide provides information about Secondary Schools in Ontario and suggestions that will help you understand the Ontario education system and how to support your children in school

Newcomers Guide to Secondary School 


English as a Second Language (ESL) programming is available in elementary and secondary schools across the Halton District School Board.  Students have the opportunity to develop age appropriate first-language literacy skills. 

Further information can be found here.

Helpful Tips for ESL Students

For any information or questions please contact Mrs Jennifer Dugas at