It is our goal to make your transition to Chatham-Kent smooth, and connect you to the many services and resources available to help you and your family settle into your new home community. Below we have information about agencies and resources who can provide support for you during this unique time.

Adult Language & Learning

Adult Language & Learning promotes and fosters personal growth for all, including immigrants, in Chatham-Kent through further education, training, and opportunities that support independence and employment.

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)

More services offered. Contact Adult Language & Learning for more information.


48 Fifth Street, Suite 310
Chatham, Ontario, N7M 4V8
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

  • 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

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 email 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

LGBTQ Connections

In Chatham-Kent, there are many organizations and groups that provide support and assistance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer adults and youth. The following organizations provide LGBTQ support and community.

It Gets Even Better Chatham-Kent
The It Gets Even Better project is aimed to help provide lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, two spirited, intersexed, and questioning youth in the Chatham-Kent community with much-needed support and compassion. It doesn’t matter whether you’re straight or an LGBT individual, we want to hear your story and record your words of encouragement.

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.

Other resources include: