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Job Posting: ESCLM Research Project Assistant

November 25, 2014

The Employment Sector Council London-Middlesex (ESCLM) is a collaborative network of employment-related organizations in the London-Middlesex region. ESCLM coordinates employment sector planning across its membership, and promotes community labour force growth and development

Wilma de Rond appointed Executive Director

May 12, 2014

WIL Employment Connections’ Board of Directors and staff are pleased to announce that Wilma de Rond has been named Executive Director of WIL. The search, led by Chair of the Executive Director Search Committee and Board Member, Jeff van Geel, was very extensive and lasted four months. “The Search Committee was very pleased with the quantity and quality of the candidates.

Open Tenders – The Skill Centre

April 4, 2014

The WIL Skill Centre is currently inviting sealed bids from reputable and experienced providers to deliver Security Services and Janitorial Services at 141 Dundas Street in downtown London, Ontario.  Deadline for submission is Friday, April 25, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

ClothingWorks Closure

April 2, 2014

After 15 successful years of providing job interview clothing and workplace appropriate attire to London area job seekers, a decision has been made to close ClothingWorks effective April 1, 2014.

Nominations: 2014 WIL Award

April 1, 2014

The WIL Award:  Recognizing Winning Innovation and Leadership


This award is available to nominees from WIL staff, clients, board members and also community partners.  Nominees should exemplify the ideals of Winning, Innovation and Leadership as related to the clients served by WIL Employment Connections. 

WIL Employment Connections Appoints Interim Executive Director

January 27, 2014

WIL Employment Connections Board of Directors today announced the appointment of an Interim Executive Director.  Sarah Inwood, President of the Board of Directors announced that Wilma de Rond has been appointed to the position. “The Board is pleased to appoint Ms de Rond to the position of Interim Executive Director.  She comes to us with extensive experience in administration, most recently as the Director of Education with the London District Catholic School Board.” Ms de Rond retired from the school board in August 2013.

Anne Langille

January 13, 2014

Everyone at WIL was deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Anne Langille, our Executive Director, on January 4, 2014. We are comforted by the knowledge that Anne passed quickly and peacefully at her London residence.

Ontario Award for Leadership in Immigrant Employment

December 4, 2013

WIL Employment Connections was recently recognized by the Province of Ontario by receiving the province’s first-ever award for Leadership in Immigrant Employment.  On December 3rd, 2013, the Hon. Michael Couteau, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, recognized the 5 recipients of the 2013 Award in the Ontario Legislature.

2012-13 Annual Report

July 19, 2013
Winning, Innovation and Leadership.  These traits exemplify the programs and services offered at WIL within the context of our Mission, Vision and Values.  Since 1984, we have been providing employment services for newcomers and all job seekers in our community, and it’s safe to say that the organization has never stopped trying to do a better job than the year before.
WIL’s customers come to the organization for the sole purpose of becoming employed.  In 201

2013 WIL Awards

July 8, 2013

WIL Employment Connections (WIL) has recognized three individuals for demonstrating exceptional Winning and Innovative Leadership in assisting immigrants and newcomers in our community.  Gerry Macartney, Jeniffer Lagman and Chris DeMelo were each presented with the 2013 WIL Award at the organization’s Annual General Meeting on June 20, 2013.