Helping people.
Improving lives.

SECC is a non-profit, community services organization which serves the communities of South Essex. We help and provide services for: Individuals 55+, Persons with Disabilities, Newcomers to Canada, Job Seekers, Employers, and Children & Youth. We also provide Community Information and Income Support Services.

Our History

In 1973, a group of concerned citizens had a vision to create a community sponsored agency that would address the various needs of the people of South Essex. The vision and efforts of two individuals mobilized the communities of South Essex to create the South Essex Community Council. The leadership of Father G.H. Duchene and JoAnne Fillimore shaped the work of SECC as a collaborative community-based, multi-service agency. Their vision of community helping community continues to inspire and guide the work of the South Essex Community Council, its board, staff and volunteers to present.


SECC offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit your schedule and interests while allowing you to give back to the community!


Through financial donations from local businesses and community members, SECC provides services to help clients create long-term, sustainable successes in their lives.

Annual Report

SECC’s annual report encapsulates a year of impactful initiatives, partnerships, and achievements, showcasing our commitment to driving positive change in the community.