WE LIP Success Story – October 2017

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settlement partners information communication exchange (spice) professional learning circle

October 1, 2017

The WE LIP Settlement Partners Information Communication Exchange (SPICE) Committee hosted its third Professional Learning Circle on September 15, 2017. Over 80 staff members from the City of Windsor and Windsor-Essex settlement organizations attended the half day event which was held at the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre.


  • Registration & Welcome
  • Immigration & Ontario Works Question Period
  • Networking Break
  • Emerging Issues from the Canadian Council of Refugees
  • Motivating the Challenging Client
  • Eligibility Requirements for Social Housing

Participating Organizations

  • Angela Rose House
  • Central Housing Registry Windsor Essex County
  • Centre Communautaire Francophone Windsor Essex Kent
  • City of Windsor, Community Development and Health Services – Ontario Works
  • Collège Boréal
  • Matthew House Windsor
  • Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County
  • New Canadians’ Centre of Excellence
  • South Essex Community Council
  • The Refugee Ministries of the Diocese of London in Windsor
  • The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women
  • Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor Inc.
  • Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor
  • YMCA of South Western Ontario, Windsor Learning Centre

Participant Feedback

“Great idea and opportunity! Would like to see some type of forum to continue this.”

“Wish we had more time.”

“Happy to be part of front line in assisting newcomers. Definitely think these opportunities to meet are necessary and should continue.”

“Interesting to know about helping refugee claimants (how we can better work together and specialize in different areas so claimants can get excellent help).”

“Great opportunity to get together and network through SPICE.”




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