South Essex Community Council

Site: Leamington Mall - Talbot St E

Service: Immigrant Services - Newcomer Settlement Program

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-326-8629
Fax 519-326-1529
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Primary Contact Carolyn Wiens, Department Co-ordinator; Phone: 519-326-8629; Email:
Alternate Contact Goldie Penner, Program Leader, Settlement Services; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Stephen Gard, Program Leader, Volunteer Services; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) * Settlement and orientation for immigrants and refugees  
* provides information and referral to other community resources such as language instruction, employment services, literacy classes and other community programs 
* Information workshops provided regularly throughout the year 
* Programming for youth  
* Mentoring matches and volunteer opportunities for newcomers
Hours Mon-Fri: 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Tue, 8:30 am-8 pm
Areas Served Kingsville ; Leamington ; Wheatley
Eligibility * Open to newcomers  
* persons in Canada regardless of citizenship 
* Youth Programs for youth ages 12-14 Yrs and 14-18 Yrs
Application * Intake process  
* call or walk-in/no appointment required
Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; German - Low German ; Italian - upon request ; Portuguese - upon request ; Spanish ; Interpretive Services - For some languages * call for details
Fees None
Agency Information
Description (Agency) South Essex Community Council has been serving the communities of South Essex since 1973. It is a registered, non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is: “Helping people. Improving lives.” SECC provides three core services: employment & training, language & settlement, and community home support services. The organization also provides a variety of income and security programs such as Coats for Kids and Keep the Heat.
Established 1980
Primary Executive Carolyn Warkentin, Executive Director; Phone: 519-326-8629; Fax: 519-326-8528; Email:
Alternate Executive Debbie Daher, Manager of Finance; Email:
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration ; Federal - Immigration, Refguees 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 Lutsch Ave and Talbot St E
Accessibility Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Entrance

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