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Organization Details
Alternate Name Waterloo Catholic District School Board ; WCDSB
Areas Served Cambridge ; Kitchener ; Waterloo
Description & Services
Description (Service) English language programs (ESL and LINC) offered at this location 
  • No licensed child care available, however childminding for eligible LINC students is offered.  
  • Classes offered Mon-Thu 8:45 am-11:45 am / 12:30 noon-3 pm (Fri 10 am-11:45 am / 12:30 noon-2 pm).  
  • Children's Elementary language classes (JK- Grade 8) offered at this location on Sat 9 am-11:30 am. Languages offered: Czech, Portuguese, Rohingya, Slovak, Tigrigna. (Portuguese offered to high school youth and adults at Kitchener Main and St. Benedict campuses)
  • Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12:30 noon
    Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
    Application Step 1: Contact the YMCA Language Assessment Centre 519-579-9622 
    Step 2: Have English language skills assessed. (Visitor to Canada? Contact YMCA to confirm eligibility for English Classes. 
    Step 3: Register at any St. Louis LINC / ESL office 
    Enrollment in Elementary language classes at St. Francis Campus is continuous and your child/children may start at any time from Sep-Jun. Registration is only available ONLINE until April 30. Please complete all required information completely and accurately, including the Ontario Enrollment Number (OEN) assigned to child in their day school.
    Languages English ; French ; Czech ; Portuguese ; Slovak ; Tigrinya
    Fees None - LINC; ESL is $10 (Sept - June) (Visitor's fees apply) * Elementary Language School (Any student fee for language school may be asked for on a voluntary basis by a Parent Association to cover additional costs or to reduce class sizes.)
    Service Categories Adult Basic Education
    Contact Information
    Office Phone 519-745-1201
    Fax Main office: 519-745-4277 * Guidance office: 519-745-9269
    Primary Contact Lisa Mackay, Principal; Email:
    Alternate Contact Pauleen Payne, English Language Program Manager (LINC & ESL)
    Address and Location Information
    Located In Community Kitchener
    Address & Map
    St. Louis - St. Francis Campus
    154 Gatewood Rd
    Kitchener, ON N2M 4E4
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    Intersection Westmount Rd. and Queen's Blvd.
    Mailing Address c/o St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres 
    Kitchener Main Campus 
    80 Young St 
    Kitchener, ON N2H 4Z1
    Physical Access Partially Accessible

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