South Essex Community Council

Site: Leamington Mall - Talbot St E

Service: Language and Settlement Services

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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-326-8629
After Hours Phone Voicemail
Fax 519-326-1529
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Primary Contact Mark Wybenga, Department Co-ordinator, Community & Settlement Services, South Essex Community Council; Phone: (Business) 519-326-8629; Email:
Alternate Contact Christine Mariano-Robinson, Department Coordinator, Employment & Training Services; Phone: (Business) 519-326-8629; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Katie Ouellette, Program Leader, Volunteer Services & Community Engagement; Phone: (Business) 519-326-8629; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) *- orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community  
Orientation Services 
Provides settlement assistance to New Canadians in need of housing, translation, employment, immigration services and more  
* Referrals to language training, employment services and other community services  
* information workshops and other topics provided regularly  
* provide needs and eligibility assessments 
* pre- and post-arrival information and referral 
* referral to job search and employment counseling 
* assistance to establish social and professional networks to promote community engagement 
* assistance to access a range of settlement services 
Welcoming Communities  
Creating community connections for New Canadians through workshops, mentoring, and social/recreational activities 
Cultural competency training for employers and other interested groups, and Citizenship Training Classes. 
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) 
Provides language training at no cost to eligible adult learners 
*both full and part time classes available 
*tutoring services available 
*child care and transportation available if eligible 
*provides language certificate to qualified individuals eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship
Hours * Settlement Services, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Tue, 8:30 am-8 pm  
* English Language Classes, Mon-Fri, 9 am-4 pm * Tue-Thu, 6 pm-8 pm
Areas Served Kingsville ; Leamington ; Wheatley
Eligibility Landed Immigrant, Permanent Resident, Canadian Citizens Born Outside of Canada, Refugee Claimants, Convention Refugee or Ministers Permit status
Application Registration required
Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; German - Low German ; Spanish ; Interpretive Services - Other languages upon request
Fees None
Agency Information
Established 2008
Primary Executive Carolyn Warkentin, Executive Director; Phone: (Business) 519-326-8629; Fax: 519-326-8528; Email:
Alternate Executive Stephen Gard, Manager, Programs & Development; Phone: (Business) 519-326-8629; Fax: 519-326-8528; Email:
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ; Federal - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Site Information
Located In Community Leamington
Address & Map
Leamington Mall
215 Talbot St E
Leamington, ON N8H 3X5
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Intersection County Rd 33 and Talbot St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Entrance

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