Balwin School is fortunate to be partnered with numerous organizations that are dedicated to providing support to families as their students pursue extraordinary learning.
- The United Way
- The Edmonton Mennonite Center for Newcomers
- Multi-Cultural Health Brokers
- The Family Center
- Tim Horton Children's Foundation
- Grandview Heights School
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Boys and Girls Clubs
These organizations support our work at the school and the local community through their generous donation of numerous supports. These include:
- After School Programming
- Breakfast/Snack/Nutrition Programs
- Success Coaches
- Roots and Wings
- Mentorship Programs
- Tools for Schools
We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with all these supportive partners.
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
Balwin School is proud of it's ethnically diverse school population and we work hard to support and welcome new immigrant families to our school community.
Through our partnership with the Edmonton Mennonite centre for Newcomers were are able to provide a variety of extra supports to our new families.
EMCN's Settlement Services in Schools provides support with education and settlement-related issues to newly immigrated families and their children at Balwin School. This cultivates greater communication and establishes meaningful connections between newly immigrated families, their community and school.
In addition, English as an Additional Language Teachers and Settlement Practitioners organize homework clubs to provide academic support to students after school.
Balwin School has partnered with The Family Centre to support our families and children.
The Family Centre brings Success Coaches and Aboriginal Commitment Coaches into our school. They are a valuable resource to help support children and youth who are at risk of having unsuccessful school experiences.
Coaches help children and youth become positively engaged with their school, resulting in them attending school, succeeding academically, reducing high risk behaviour, increasing internal and external resources, developing positive goals and to begin to see themselves as having the potential for future success.
The Family Centre also provides Family Therapy to our families who are in crisis or need counseling support.
For more information of The Family Centre go to http://the-family-centre.com/