YMCA of Southwestern Ontario

Site: London Main Branch

Service: Language Skills Program

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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-907-0025
Fax 519-472-7006
E-Mail cathy.amos@swo.ymca.ca
Website www.ymcaswo.ca
Primary Contact Cathy Amos, Administrative Assistant
Alternate Contact Ala Banan, Supervisor; Phone: 519-645-7553 ext 1; Email: ala.banan@swo.ymca.ca
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Teaches English Language Skills to newcomers, where language and cultural differences are barriers to accessing employment, education and community services

Additional Language Skills Program locations:
  • Wortley YMCA - 165 Elmwood Ave E
  • Chelsea Green Church - 123 Chesterfield at Thompson Rd
  • Oakridge Presbyterian Church - 970 Oxford St W, near Freele St
  • South London Community Centre - 1119 Jalna Blvd, behind White Oaks Mall
  • North London - 207-735 Wonderland Rd N (Wonderland Corners Plaza), at Beaverbrook
Hours Administration: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
School Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Dates Sep-Jun
Meetings English Classes:

Literacy and CLB 1-5, Reading and Writing - Mon-Fri 9am-11:30amLiteracy and CLB 1-5, Listening and Speaking - Mon-Fri 12:30pm-3pm

Chelsea Green
Literacy - Mon-Fri 9am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3pm

Literacy and CLB 1-5, Reading and Writing - Mon-Fri 9am-11:30am
Literacy and CLB 1-5, Listening and Speaking - Mon-Fri 12:30pm-3pm

South London

Literacy to CLB 4 - Mon-Fri 9am-11:30am
CLB 1-4 - Mon-Fri 12:30pm-3pm
Literacy and CLB 1- Mon-Thu 4pm-6:30pm

North London
CLB 1-2, 3-4 - Mon-Fri 9am-11:30am
CLB 1-2, 3-4 - Mon-Fri 12:30pm-3pm
Areas Served London
Boundaries London
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Adult landed immigrants (permanent residents) and convention refugees 18 years and older, but not Canadian citizens
Application Referral through the LINC Assessment Centre at Cross Cultural Learner Centre, call the office to register, or visit specific school site * bring permanent resident card or notice of decision along with English assessment from CCLC or previous ESL or LINC school
Languages English ; Arabic
Fees No Charge
Agency Information
Primary Executive Jacquie Rumiel, Vice President, Newcomer and Community Services; Phone: 519-256-330 ext. 236; Email: jacquie.rumiel@swo.ymca.ca
Alternate Executive Karen Macari, Language Skills Supervisor; Phone: 519-645-7553 ext 3; Email: karen.macari@swo.ymca.ca
Funding Federal - IRCC
Site Information
Site Location London (West)
Located In Community London
Address & Map
735 Wonderland Rd N, Unit 207
London, ON N6H 4L1
Intersection Wonderland Rd N and Beaverbrook Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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