Community Connections

What is Community Connections Programming?

Community Connections programming connects you with social and professional networks, community organizations, resources, events, and activities. Connecting with other newcomers and Canadians can help you feel engaged, welcomed, and help you gain independence in your new community.

Community Connections is funded by the federal government through the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Monthly activities and events may include:

  • Events about culture & history 
  • Field trips to community resources & local services 
  • Sports & recreation events 
  • Neighbourhood days 
  • Conversation circles 
  • Networking activity with other newcomers or Canadian citizens 
  • Group activities based on shared themes or interests


YMCA Wortley Learning Centre
165 Elmwood Ave. East, London ON
Phone: 519-645-7553 ext.1
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 5pm

YMCA Learning and Career Centre 
660 Oakdale Ave., Sarnia ON
General Phone: 226-559-7912
Primary Contact: Marie Watson 
519-336-5950 ext. 244 or Email

YMCA Windsor Learning Centre 
500 Victoria Ave, Windsor ON
General Phone: 519-258-9622
Primary Contact: Zakieh Zarabi 
519-258-9622 ext. 2632 or Email