Partner Programs

Our goal is to make accessing local social services easy! 

This is a listing of community partners who are available out of our office.

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Conestoga College Employment Services 

The Career Centre at Conestoga is your one stop for personalized employment and retraining support. Services and resources are available at no cost to the job seeker. 

They can help you meet your goals! Connect with them if you want to receive assistance with: 

  • Finding new employment and career opportunities 

  • Creating a personal plan 

  • Gaining a competitive edge by connecting with Conestoga-affiliated employers 

  • Personalized job development support 

  • Understanding the job opportunities in your local area 

  • Launching your career 

  • Completing applications to access financial incentives for returning to school  

  • Exploring training options to fit your needs 

Conestoga’s Career Centre is open and providing services in a virtual format at this time. Contact us to meet with a member of the team, attend a workshop online or job search virtually on MyCareer.  

Contact us at 519-885-0300 ext. 5226 or waterloocareercentre@conestogac.on.ca. Need to get started with the services? Please complete the online inquiry form by visiting: https://www.conestogac.on.ca/career-centre

On-campus locations are available in KitchenerStratford and Waterloo. All are welcome. Conestoga provides itinerant services in Elmira, New Hamburg, Wellesley, and throughout Perth and Huron Counties.  

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Family Outreach Program

The Family Outreach Program is a community-based program created to prevent and reduce child poverty in the Waterloo Region.

 

An Outreach Worker is available on-site Monday each week to work with families who have children 17 years or younger.

The community outreach worker can help provide families with information on getting:

-Clothing

-Childcare and childcare needs

-Counselling

-Transportation (resources and information)

-Food Cupboard

-Covering recreation activity fees

Please Call our office 519-669-5139

*Better yet, stop by 5 Memorial Ave, Elmira to connect with your local outreach worker.

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Strong Start - Get ready for school program

Offered at the Woolwich Youth Centre the Get Ready For School Program provides 44 two-hour classes, and delivered by trained instructors and volunteers who work with children ages 3-4. The program runs from January or February to June, just prior to their start in Junior Kindergarten.

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The Literacy Group

The Literacy Group provides a variety of programs for adults to learn and improve on their literacy skills. 

 

Instructors are available to come to WCS for lessons. 

 

If interested Contact:

151 Frederick Street, Suite 200
Kitchener, ON, N2H 2M2

Phone: 519-743-6090  Fax: 519-743-6203
info@tlgwr.ca

 

Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm
Friday: 9 am to 4 pm

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TOPS Weight Loss Support Group

TOPS is an affordable weight loss group focused on healthy living.

TOP meets at WCS every Monday night from 6-8:00 p.m. The weigh in starts from 6:15-7:45 p.m.

For more information please call: Lynne Martin at 519-699-5903

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Service Canada 

A Service Canada Representative is available at Woolwich Community Services by appointment the first Monday morning of each month.

The Service Canada Representative can help: 

Answer questions about Service Canada programs and Services

(Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Employment Insurance, and Social Insurance Numbers)

-You can apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) Check our website for documents required

-You can sign up for My Service Canada Account (MSCA)

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Waterloo Region Community Legal Services

Can help you with:

  • Tenancy Issues

  • Ontario Disability Support Program

  • Ontario Works

  • Employment

  • Canada Pension Plan – Disability

  • Employment Insurance

  • Criminal Injuries Compensation

  • Consumer Protection

  • Immigration

We do not deal with matters concerning the following areas:

  • Criminal Law

  • Real Estate

  • Family Law

  • Personal Injury

To find out when Waterloo Region Community  Legal Services is at our office call us at 519-669-5139