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)
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.
- Support for parents and tutors with questions regarding assimilation and
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or stop into any of our locations.
The 425 – United Way Centre For Community Innovation
425 McNaughton Avenue West, P.O. Box 606
Chatham, Ontario N7M 5K8
Tilbury Information and H.E.L.P. Centre
20 Queen Street North, P.O. Box 309
Tilbury, Ontario N0P 2L0
Wallaceburg Information and H.E.L.P. Centre
152 Duncan Street
Wallaceburg, Ontario N8A 4E2
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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