January 2016

LCAE looking for volunteers for Learner Awards

The London Council for Adult Education is looking for volunteers to help with the planning of the Learner Awards ceremony.  The award ceremony is scheduled for May 12, 2016.  LCAE planning meetings are held once per month during February and March, and more frequently in April.  Those interested in joining should contact LCAE co-chair Amanda Burdick at communications@bellnet.ca.

Ontario Truck Driving School Job Fair & Info Night

Those interested in a career in truck driving can learn about the industry.  The event is scheduled for January 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at 427 Exeter Road.  More information is available here.

Enhanced Language Training from the Centre For Lifelong Learning

The Centre for Lifelong Learning of the London District Catholic School Board is offering Enhanced Language Training for those interested in employment in health care or call centres.  The courses will begin on February 1, 2016.  Further information can be found here and here.

Learn More About Private Refugee Sponsorship

The London Public Library and Networking for an Inclusive Community are hosting several information sessions about private refugee sponsorship.  Information will be presented by a registered immigration consultant.  

Sessions will be held as follows:

Jalna branch, January 26, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Stoney Creek branch, February 16, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Further information can be found here.

Job Posting -- Employment Specialist or Employment Support Worker at LEADS in St. Thomas

LEADS is seeking a full-time Employment Specialist or Employment Support Worker for its St. Thomas office.  Further information can be found here.

Job Posting -- General Labourers in Cargill's seasonal Flex Work Group

Information for this posting can be downloaded as a Word document here.

Job Posting -- Coordinator LGBTQ Refugee Programs at the 519

The 519, a City of Toronto agency providing services to the LGBTQ community, has an opening for a coordinator of refugee programs.  Further information can be found here.

Citizenship Preparation Classes at the Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre

The Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre and the Cross Cultural Learner Centre have partnered to offer a course to assist those preparing for the Canadian citizenship test.  The course is five weeks long.  Further information can be found here.

Iraqi Certificate of Living in Canada

Newcomer Settlement Services at the South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre has scheduled a session for retirees from Iraq who require an affidavit can obtain free of charge.  The event will be held on January 16, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the SLCC.  Further information can be found here.

Fusion Courses at G.A. Wheable

The G. A. Wheable Centre is offering four FUSION courses next semester starting February 4.

New Mental Health Crisis Centre for London

The Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Centre, a partnership between the Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex and Addiction Services of Thames Valley, opened on January 11, 2016.

The Crisis Centre provides immediate crisis assessment, intervention, stabilization and links to community resources for individuals (16 and older) experiencing a crisis that doesn't require medical treatment.

No referral is needed. You can walk in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Centre is located at 648 Huron Street in London, Ontario.

LMIEC Seeking Mentors

The London Middlesex Immigrant Employment Council is seeking mentors for newcomers to London.  A list of the backgrounds of those seeking mentors, as well as contact information for LMIEC, can be found here.

New City of London Web Page for Syrian Newcomers

The City of London has a new web page to display information about Syrian newcomers, including videos and news updates.  The page can be found here.

EMOWPDB Looking for Feedback

The Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board is seeking feedback about its 2015/2016 Local Labour Market Planning Update, “Working Together to Build Tomorrow’s Workforce: Moving the Plan Forward in Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford."  This is an update to the three-year London Economic Region strategy, which was published in October 2014 by the Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development.

Heritage Planner Position at City of London

The City of London has an opening for a Heritage Planner.  Further information, including all current job openings, can be found here.  The deadline for applications is January 22, 2016.

Free Webinar Training for Supporting Refugees Who Face Trauma

The Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute offers free webinar training for assisting refugees who may have experienced trauma.  Further information can be found here.

Cannexus 2016

Cannexus, Canada's largest bilingual national career development conference, is scheduled for January 25 to 27 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.  Registration is still available.  Further information. including the full program, can be found here.

HRPLD Highlights ESCLM's Job Developers Network

In its most recent newsletter, the London chapter of the Human Resources Professionals Association has an article about how ESCLM's Job Developers Network can help HR professionals in their work.

London Community Foundation's 2016 Community Vitality Grants

Do you have a game-changing idea that has the potential to create positive change in our community? In 2016 London Community Foundation will be giving away up to $1 million in grants from its Smart & Caring Community Fund.  The deadline for applications for Community Grants is March 15, 2016.  Further information is available here.

Working at Heights Training from Pathways

Pathways offers training for workers who work at heights.  The next training is on January 22, 2016.  Those interested should contact Amy Sarrasin at (519) 434-1521 or amy@pathways.on.ca.


Adult ESL and Employment Training Classes start Feb.1

Join classes at the Centre for Lifelong Learning and improve your English skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and more!

FREE ESL Classes in a Small School Setting

Join classes at the Centre for Lifelong Learning and improve your English skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and more!

Winter and Spring English as a Second Language (ESL) classes open for 2016 registration

New courses begin February 1st –April 8th, 2016 and April 11th –June 8th, 2016

Classes offer continuous intake for eligible students including:

LMFRC is Hiring an Executive Director

This is an opportunity to demonstrate your ability in community development and your adaptability to a rapidly changing environment.

More about this Executive Director Posting from London Military Family Resource Centre can be found here ...

Latest News from Middlesex County

Learn more about business and economic development in the county.

Click here for the newsletter.

Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit

DoubleTree Hilton
Thu, 02/18/2016 - 05
Learn more about gender identity at London Pride.

This workshop will explore the experiences and challenges faced by trans and gender non-conforming people and support participants in developing approaches to foster environments that are inclusive of all gender identities and gender expressions.

Breakfast for YOU

London Convention Centre
Thu, 02/04/2016 - 05
YOU's annual fundraiser helps fund much-needed programs for youth in London and Middlesex.

YOU's annual breakfast fundraiser will be held this year on Thursday, February 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.  Tickets are $60 per person.  For more information, please click here.

Newsletter from Ability First Coalition

Click here for the latest newsletter from Ability First.

Job Openings at EMO Workforce Planning and Development Board

Project Officer & Communications Officer

The WPBD is looking for a project officer and a communications officer to support the Local Employment Planning Council pilot project.  The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 6 at 4:30 p.m.  For more information, please click here.

Find Your Future at Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College
Mon, 01/18/2016 - 05
A free workshop for prospective students!

The College is holding a free workshop for prospective students on Monday, January 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Participants will explore their interests, learn about college programs and receive a campus tour.  For more information, please visit click here. 

Cultural Sensitivity Workshops from LCCLC

The London Cross Cultural Learner Centre will hold free cultural sensitivity workshops to facilitate the integration of Syrian refugees.  A schedule of upcoming workshops will be posted soon.  For more information contact Katy at (519) 432-1133 (x365) or kboychuk@lcclc.orgShare:

LD Edge Newsletter

For the latest issue of LD Edge Newsletter from ATN, please click here.

March of Dimes Open House

920 Commissioners Road East
Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05

Employment Services at March of Dimes is holding an open house on January 28.  For more information, please click here.

London Council for Adult Education

Hutton House (654 Wonderland Road North)
Tue, 01/12/2016 - 05

The London Council for Adult Education is holding its first meeting of 2016 on Tuesday, January 12 from noon to 1:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at Hutton House (654 Wonderland Road North).  The topic will be learning disabilities.  Three expert panelists will attend.  For more information, please contact co-chair Amanda Burdick at