Contact Details
Office Phone 905-684-3500 St. Catharines 
289-296-8400 Niagara Falls
Primary Contact Monique Van der Leden, CLARS Centre Coordinator; Phone: 289-213-5311; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Beamsville ; Fort Erie ; Grimsby ; Niagara Falls ; Port Colborne ; St Catharines ; Welland
Located In Community Niagara Region
Address & Map
285 Bunting Rd
St Catharines, ON L2M 7T9
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Intersection Bunting Rd and Welland Ave
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) The LINC Home Study program is a special program for LINC-eligible students who cannot attend regular classes. Such clients include women on maternity leave from classroom LINC program, those whose children are too young for the LINC child-minding program, and those with health issues, employment scheduling conflicts, or lack of available transportation to classes. It is also suited for clients who live outside the service area of regular classroom LINC programs. Students will have the option to take the program by correspondence (with books and CDs) or via computer(online access to materials). Each student will be assigned to a TESL-certified LINC teacher who will maintain weekly contact and guide the student's progress. Individuals can contact their nearest LINC assessment centre to determine eligibility for the LINC Home Study program. 
YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services is the CLARS Assessment Centre for Niagara Region * contact Monique Van der Leden for more information
Hours Mon, Tue, 8 am-5:30 pm * Wed and Thu 8 am-7 pm * Fri 8 am-4:30 pm * Sat 9 am-12 noon
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Individuals 18 yrs of age or older, permanent resident or convention refugees or are allowed to remain in Canada with government intent to grant permanent resident status, protected persons, Canadian citizen, refugee claimant, foreign domestic worker under the Live-in Caregiver Program
Application Call for information
Languages English - Reception, Website, Interpretation, Programs, Publications ; Arabic - Interpretation ; Bosnian - Interpretation ; Chinese (Cantonese) - Interpretation ; Chinese (Mandarin) - Interpretation ; Japanese - Interpretation ; Macedonian - Interpretation ; Serbo-Croation - Interpretation ; Spanish - Interpretation
Fees None
Physical Access Fully Accessible - All sites fully accessible and on bus route
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Federal - Citizenship and Immigration Canada ; IRCC - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and MCCSS - Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services
Service Categories English as a Second Language

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