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Adjusting to life in Chatham-Kent doesn’t need to be done alone. There are many organizations and people who are here to help you make CK your home.

A group of people swearing the oath at a citizenship ceremony hosted by the Chatham-Kent Local Immigration Partnership

Adult Language & Learning

Adult Language & Learning (ALL) promotes and fosters personal growth for all, including immigrants, in Chatham-Kent through further education, training, and opportunities that support independence and employment. ALL provides settlement services for immigrants, including workshops and information sessions to help newcomers learn about living in Chatham-Kent. For up to date information on monthly events, please see Adult Language and Learning's homepage.

Services offered include:

  • Classroom training in Literacy Basic Skills (LBS) and Essential Skills
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
  • Immigrant Settlement Adaptation Program (ISAP)
  • Citizenship classes (Offered based on need)


Adult Language and Learning
240 King Street West, Chatham 
Phone: 519.354.7424
Fax: 519.354.5758

Centre Communitaire Francophone - Windsor, Essex, Kent 

Centre Communitaire Francophone offers services to recent school-aged newcomers through settlement worker placed in schools throughout the region. The settlement workers working in the schools create the link between the schools, families and society.

Services offered:

  • Support for parents and tutors with questions regarding assimilation and
  • integration
  • Assistance for families looking for resources and special assistance in their own communities
  • Counsel for school personnel, helping them understand the unique needs of immigrated children 


7515 Forest Glade Drive
Windsor, Ontario, N8T 3P5
Phone: 1.519.948.5545
Fax: 1.519.948.7704

Chatham-Kent Public Library

The Chatham-Kent Public Library offers a variety of resources and information for newcomers and immigrants, including events. These services are updated monthly. For up to date information please follow the Programs and Events link, or contact your local library. Follow the link for Hours and Locations.

United Way of Chatham-Kent

United Way Chatham-Kent (UWCK) has been serving locally for more than sixty years as a fundraiser and fund supporter for programs, services and agencies in our community. For ten years now they have increasingly focused on being a “community impact agency”. The strategic plan for 2012 – 2015 highlights this agenda to connect, to collaborate, to embrace diversity and to “inspire people to come together to make a lasting difference in our communities”. UWCK is committed to the engagement and participation of their resources to “improve lives and build community” (Mission) in order to affect “well-being for everyone in Chatham-Kent” (Vision).

Our strategic priorities or focus areas are:

  • From Poverty to Possibility
  • Healthy People, Strong Communities
  • All That Kids Can Be

For a full listing on the many programs, services and agencies supported, please visit us at www.uwock.caemail or stop into any of our locations.

Chatham Office:

The 425 – United Way Centre For Community Innovation
425 McNaughton Avenue West, P.O. Box 606
Chatham, Ontario N7M 5K8
Phone: 519.354.0430
Fax: 519.354.951

Tilbury Office:

Tilbury Information and H.E.L.P. Centre
20 Queen Street North, P.O. Box 309
Tilbury, Ontario N0P 2L0
Phone: 519.682.2268
Fax: 519.682.3771

Wallaceburg Office:

Wallaceburg Information and H.E.L.P. Centre
152 Duncan Street
Wallaceburg, Ontario N8A 4E2
Phone: 519.628.5456

The Chatham-Kent Gay Pride Association (Pride CK)

The Chatham-Kent Gay Pride Association envisions an open and safe community for all to live, by generating celebratory, cultural, artistic and educational events which affirm the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two-spirited people, and supporters through the community. The Chatham-Kent Gay Pride Association will promote unity, inclusion, and awareness of sexual and gender diversity throughout Chatham-Kent. Most importantly, we aim to create a sense of community and a safe space for LGBT individuals, their families and their allies.

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