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Our History

WIL was founded in 1984 as Women Immigrants of London Resource Service Centre - a non-profit community organization dedicated to facilitating the social integration needs of immigrant women within our community.

Over the years, WIL has responded to the expressed needs of its clientele by providing employment counselling, preparation and placement services for both immigrant men and women. While developing these services, the organization has also added a variety of career development and job search solutions for Canadian men and women.

WIL has been in receipt of government funding for its core programs without interruption since 1985. Formerly funded by the federal government, these programs are now funded by the provincial government through Employment Ontario. WIL also has a Purchase of Service Agreement with Ontario Works.

WIL continues to specialize in providing much-needed employment supports for immigrants and newcomers in our community. We are widely recognized as the community and regional leader in our field, and serve as an effective advocate for advancing the issues, needs and concerns of our clientele at a local, provincial and national level.