To better serve the community, Aylmer Community Services (ACS) has moved to a new location at 20 Talbot Street East, next door to Mennonite Community Services (MCS).

The long-standing ACS partnership of Mennonite Community Services, YWCA St Thomas-Elgin and Fanshawe Career and Employment Services is also pleased to welcome their newest partner, St. Thomas-Elgin Social Services – further improving ACS’s ability to serve its community.

All partners are working together to offer one-stop help including income support and life stabilization, employment services, career readiness workshops, skills training and upgrading, aquatics and leadership programs and much more.

While most services are currently provided virtually, doors are now open to limited in-person visits or appointments. Those needing assistance can connect with ACS by telephone (226-210-6800), email any of the partners, or text their names and questions to 226-210-0956. ACS can also be found on Facebook.

Partner quotes

“MCS Employment Services is the place in our community where we can address all your employment needs. Whether you are a job seeker or an employer looking for workers, we are here to assist you. We offer access to funded programs, career assessments, resume and cover letter writing, retraining and upgrading referrals and supported job search. In addition, we support employers by providing job posting assistance, training incentives and basic recruitment guidance. All of these services are free, open to anyone in the community and can be provided in Low German. MCS Employment is an Employment Ontario Service Provider.”
- Susan Loewen, Employment Services Consultant/Manager, Mennonite Community Services.

“Fanshawe Career and Employment Services is proud to work with our partners to serve the people of Aylmer and East Elgin. We deliver a full range of employment services to job seekers, youth employment services to people 30 and under, as well as opportunities for skills development and adult upgrading. We also work actively with local businesses to meet their recruitment and workforce development needs.”
- John Griffiths, Manager, Career and Employment Services, Fanshawe College.

“St. Thomas Elgin Social Services is thrilled to continue this collaborative partnership in the new Aylmer Community Services office space. We see the value in offering our services to the community in a local office with quick access to many resources. Our Ontario Works caseworkers are committed to assisting with income supports, employment supports, discretionary benefits, referrals to resources and ongoing support towards a variety of life stabilization goals.”
- Heather Sheridan, Director, St. Thomas-Elgin Social Services.

“The YWCA’s commitment to provide skills training and upgrading, English language classes and aquatics and leadership programs in the Aylmer area will help people reach their goals and create healthy and prosperous lives for their families and communities.”
- Shelley Harris, Director of Education and Settlement, YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin.

For further information, please contact:

John Griffiths
Manager, Career and Employment Services
Fanshawe College
St. Thomas/Elgin Campus

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