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Thank you to our Toast to Change Gala Sponsors!

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SECC Continues to Provide Safe Transportation

  August 19, 2020 LEAMINGTON – South Essex Community Council (SECC) has been providing safe, reliable, affordable and accessible transportation for more than 30 years and COVID-19 has not changed that. With the recent announcement that Windsor-Essex is able to advance into Ontario’s Stage 3 re-opening plan, SECC is fully prepared to meet an increased demand for services and will do it in a way that is safe for drivers and for riders. Vehicles were always thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis before the pandemic, but cleaning and disinfection have been increased to include the sanitization of all common touch… Continue Reading SECC Continues to Provide Safe Transportation

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JOIN US FOR A FREE WEBINAR

Communication is Care 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing Presented by: Jennifer George Tuesday June 9, 2020 @ 2PM (via ZOOM) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (Register by June 5, 2020 ZOOM link will be sent to all participants by e-mail)

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Request for Proposals – Janitorial Services

  SECC invites organizations to respond to this Request for Proposal (RFP). SECC would like to negotiate a signed 3-year contract with the successful vendor, with possibility of extension should both parties find the working relationship to be productive and mutually beneficial. Date Due: June 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm THIS RFP IS NOW CLOSED.

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Chilifest 2020 Raffle Prize Winners

  Congratulations to all our raffle prize winners! See the complete list of winner below: Raffle Prize Winners

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Thank you to our Toast to Change Gala Sponsors!

Our first annual A Toast to Change Gala was hosted on September 14, 2018 at Mastronardi Estate Winery. It was a beautiful evening in celebration of the work SECC does within our community and honouring the 3 recipients of the Change Maker Awards for their efforts to evoke positive change within their own lives and the community!   All proceeds from this event will support SECC programs and services. We would like to thank all those who attended and our sponsors, for without their support this night would not have been possible!      

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The Vital Signs Survey is HERE!

WindsorEssex Community Foundation’s 2018 Vital Signs® survey is here and they want to hear from YOU! Let’s hear what you think of the quality of life in Windsor/Essex. Visit www.wecf.ca to complete the survey today. Those who complete the survey in full have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win $100! It’s time Windsor/Essex, let’s hear your voice!    

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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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A Year in Canada

On January 11, 2016, the Hamra family stepped off their plane at Windsor Airport to a group of welcoming strangers with gifts and balloons. Sobhi, Hanaa and their three children were the first Syrian refugees to call Leamington home, privately sponsored by the Faith Mennonite Church.  The days that followed were full of new experiences. They had a new home in a new country, surrounded by new friends who they found difficult to communicate with due to the language barrier. As the family enters “Month 13” the phrase used to describe the time after their sponsorship ends, many things have… Continue Reading A Year in Canada

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Meet Badiah Abdelanbi

  Q: How long have you worked at SECC? A: I started in September 2016, but I feel I have been here forever, I mean it in a good way. 🙂   Q: What do you remember about your first day? A: I was so nervous, but everybody was so welcoming and made me feel at ease, I felt at home. Everyone was so ready to help in my training.   Q: What is the highlight of your career here at SECC so far? A: Being able to help people in general and the refugees/newcomers to the Leamington area.  … Continue Reading Meet Badiah Abdelanbi

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Open House 2016

On October 18th, SECC invited the community to an open house and celebration. The new LINC classrooms were officially opened along with a new meeting room. We also commemorated the 25th anniversary of our transit service. Attendees were treated to a service provider information fair, tours of the facility and delicious food courtesy of Carmen’s Catering. Volunteer and Employer appreciation events were held in conjunction with the open house to acknowledge those who help us carry out our mission. Thank you to everyone who came out to join us, your support is greatly appreciated.    

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