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SECC Community Change Maker Scholarship

South Essex Community Council has been providing community services in Leamington, Kingsville and Wheatley since 1973.  Every day, the organization and its staff and volunteers strive to achieve its mission:  “Helping people.  Improving lives.”  Although SECC has been doing community work for many years, it cannot accomplish its mission without the help of businesses, volunteers, and various community partners. SECC also believes that it must play an integral part in grooming and supporting the next generation of community change makers. We need your help to ensure our communities are vibrant, strong and thriving, not just for this generation, but also… Continue Reading SECC Community Change Maker Scholarship

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Change Maker Awards

SECC’s Mission, Vision and Values reflect the change we strive for in our community and with the people we serve.  We dream about possibility and work with others to make it happen.  We work for change every day and we watch the people we serve do the same.  At SECC, we cheer on those in the community who work for change, not just in our organization but in the many others who do good work for our community.  Together, we can all make our community a strong, healthy and vibrant one.   What is a change maker?  Some might describe… Continue Reading Change Maker Awards

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Paying it Forward to Adult Students

In September 2017, SECC changed the structure of its evening Language classes for newcomers. This new model incorporated more volunteer tutors to lead small group sessions. The time commitment for this new position at one evening per week for a four-month time period was a deterrent to some volunteers. The first person to step forward to assist was Marjolein, and she wanted to help all three nights. When asked why she chose to volunteer with SECC, Marjolein replied, “I chose to be a volunteer because I wanted to add a dimension to my life where I could be of service… Continue Reading Paying it Forward to Adult Students

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Be An English Tutor!

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The Opportunity to Learn

  Zuhir came to Canada with his parents from Syria in October 2016. Within a couple of months of his arrival, he came to South Essex Community Council and enrolled in our Language classes.  Zuhir never had the opportunity to attend school in his own country, but he had the desire to learn English and wanted opportunities to socialize. Due to his physical, verbal, and visual limitations, we wanted to provide additional supports for Zuhir so he could truly excel in our program. Three volunteer tutors, including Ruth (pictured) were matched with Zuhir to provide additional one-on-one assistance to him during… Continue Reading The Opportunity to Learn

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Meet Najet Saba

    Q. How long have you worked at SECC? A. 12 years & 4 months 🙂    Q. What do you remember about your first day? A. Debbie Daher singing in her office with the radio cranked up…lol, and I thought to myself this is going to be a “Cool Place” to work.   Q. What is the highlight of your career here at SECC? A. When I became an Employment Counselor for the first time. I wanted to help the youth at the time (Job Connect days) to pursue their goals as when I first started here at… Continue Reading Meet Najet Saba

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Let’s Talk About Job Club

        Each month, South Essex Community Council’s Job Developers host Job Clubs in Leamington and Windsor. We often get asked what a Job Club is and why job seekers should attend. Here are the top reasons to attend Job Club.   Job Club provides an informal place for job seekers to learn more about job searching in a supportive environment.   Participants share experiences and job leads to one another through networking and discussion.   Each session highlights topics important to securing a job including skills identification, informational interviews and volunteering.   You get face to face… Continue Reading Let’s Talk About Job Club

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Beyond A Christmas Play

  On December 9th, South Essex Community Council’s (SECC) Newcomer Youth co-wrote and performed a play at the Bank Theatre in Leamington. “Beyond A Christmas Play“ was a hit among theatre goers with over 100 people in attendance. “It was a high energy, fun play that showcased their attempts at writing a play as well as performing it. The Bank Theatre is so pleased to give new Canadian youth the opportunity to be creative in this way,” said Board of Director Barbara Martens. The youth delivered the production in a variety of medium including acting and singing.  Carolyn Wiens, Department… Continue Reading Beyond A Christmas Play

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