Newcomer Support

If you are new to Durham, Durham District School Board (DDSB) will provide you with the support you need to settle into your new school. All DDSB schools follow the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum. We can help you find a school in your neighbourhood and register for school.

Durham Immigration can provide you with services and support as you adjust to life in Durham Region.


Watch our video to learn how the DDSB supports students and families as they transition to the Education system in Ontario.

Get involved at school

A great way to meet other parents, is by getting involved in your child's education. You can join a school committee or volunteer at your child's school.

Adult and Continuing Education- English Language Programs

Durham Continuing Education offers English language courses for adults to learn English as a Second Language (ESL) course as well as other adult courses and programs that can help you upgrade your skills.