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.
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.
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
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:
For a full listing on the many programs, services and agencies supported, please visit us at www.uwock.ca email 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
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: