About the Leeds and Grenville Region

Geography

Leeds Grenville, located halfway between Toronto and Montreal, is home to 13 municipalities of different sizes and characteristics. The total population of Leeds Grenville is 100,546 (Statistics Canada 2016). The City of Brockville (population 24,000 in 2016) is the area’s largest city and serves as the economic and cultural hub of the region. Located on the shore of the St. Lawrence River, Brockville is known as the ‘City of the 1000 Islands’ and is within minutes of two international bridges to northern New York State. In 2010 Brockville was designated a Safe Community by the World Health Organization and, as Ontario’s oldest incorporated municipality, is also a heritage community.

WEATHER

Leeds Grenville enjoys four different seasons every year: summer, fall, winter and spring. You can find out about the weather in your area by listening to the radio, watching television, reading the newspaper or checking online.

Spring

March 20 to June 20

Spring is a rainy season. Make sure you have an umbrella and raincoat to stay dry. Average daytime temperatures are about 8°C in March and rise slowly through the rest of the season. The nights are cool.

Summer

June 21 to September 21

July and August can be very hot and humid. In Leeds Grenville, daytime temperatures are usually above 20°C and sometimes above 30°C. In the summer you should wear a hat and sunscreen to prevent sunburn.

Fall

September 22 to December 20

The weather gets cooler, the days get shorter, and the leaves on many trees change colour and fall to the ground. The early part of fall is rainy, however, it may start snowing in October. The temperature slowly drops during fall. Make sure you wear a jacket and take an umbrella with you so you can stay warm and dry.

Winter

December 21 to March 19

In winter, it is cold and snows often. The temperature in most of the province is often below 0°C, day and night. Temperatures can drop below -30°, which can be dangerous if you do not have the right clothing. In the winter you should dress in layers and wear a hat to stay warm.

LOCAL MUNICIPAL OFFICES

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is committed to the effective delivery of the services in a cost efficient and accountable fashion to benefit the diverse interests of each municipality within Leeds & Grenville. To learn more about the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, visit their website.
Here is the list and contact information for municipal offices in Leeds Grenville. These offices are where area residents pay taxes and various service fees pending on the municipality. One can also find information about garbage collection, recycling programs and recreation programs.

Municipality
Website
Address
Phone Number
Athens www.athenstownship.ca

1 Main Street West,
Athens, Ontario

613-924-2044
Augusta www.augusta.ca 3560 County Road 26, RR2,
Prescott, Ontario
613-925-4231
Brockville www.brockville.com 1 King Street West,
Brockville, Ontario
613-342-8772
Edwardsburgh/Cardinal www.edwardsburghcardinal.ca 18 Centre Street,
Spencerville, Ontario
613-658-3055
Elizabethtown-Kitley www.elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca 6544 New Dublin Road., RR2,
Addison, Ontario
613-345-7480
Front of Yonge www.frontofyonge.com 1514 County Road 2,
Mallorytown, Ontario
613-923-2251
Gananoque www.gananoque.ca 30 King Street East,
Gananoque, Ontario
613-382-2149
Leeds and the 1000 Islands www.leeds1000islands.ca 1233 Prince Street,
Lansdowne, Ontario
613-659-2415
Merrickville-Wolford www.merrickvillage-wolford.ca 317 Brock Street West,
Merrickville, Ontario
613-269-4791
North Grenville www.northgrenville.on.ca 285 County Road #44,
Kemptville, Ontario
613-258-9569
Prescott www.prescott.ca 360 Dibble Street West,
Prescott, Ontario
613-925-2812
Rideau Lakes www.twprideaulakes.on.ca 1439 County Road 8,
Delta, Ontario
613-928-2251
Westport village.westport.on.ca 30 Bedford Street,
Westport, Ontario
613-273-2191
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville www.leedsgrenville.com 25 Central Avenue,
Brockville, Ontario
613-342-3840

ST. LAWRENCE-RIDEAU IMMIGRATION PARTNERSHIP

ABOUT US

The St. Lawrence-Rideau Immigration Partnership is a coalition of organizations committed to building local capacity to attract, settle, and integrate immigrants. The Immigration Partnership also encourages organizations, individuals, and communities to recognize and celebrate cultural diversity. Lead by two staff members, and representatives from 25+ community agencies, the Immigration Partnership works throughout the 10 municipalities and 3 partner communities that make up the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. Established in 2010, the Immirgatuion Partnership is funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, and is one of seventy-seven Immigration Partnerships across Canada.

WHAT WE DO

Immigrants

We refer immigrants to local services

Local Residents

We involved Leeds Grenville communities in welcoming newcomers to the area.

Businesses

We support employers in developing and maintaining culturally diverse workforces.

Community Agencies & Service Providers

We raise awareness of local and regional immigrant support resources.
We support immigration and cultural diversity themed initiatives.
We identify immigrant needs and develop community-based plans to address them.

IMMIGRATION PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBERS 2019/20

Below is a current list of the St. Lawrence-Rideau Immigration Partnership Council members. The Partnership Council meets quarterly to discuss joint priorities, funding opportunities, new immigrant programs, and community based solutions to local immigrant challenges. Partners marked with an asterisk (*) participate on the Employment and Settlement Working Group that is dedicated to such initiatives as the Annual Leeds Grenville Immigrant Entrepreneur Award.

Immigration Partnership Council Members

Brockville & District YMCA: (613) 342-7961 and brockvilley.com
Brockville & District Multicultural Council: 613-342-1469 and brockvillemulticulturalfestival.com
Brockville Police Service: (613) 342-0127 and brockvillepolice.com
Chinese & Canadian Heritage Cultural Association: peter00au@gmail.com
City of Brockville Economic Development: 613-342-8772 x4440 and brockville.com/economic-development
CSE Consulting: (613) 342-2312 and www.cseconsulting.com
Eastern Workforce Development Board: (613) 382-7462 and https://www.workforcedev.ca/index.php/en/
Employment + Education Centre: (613) 498-2111 and www.eecentre.com
Francophone Immigration Support Network of East Ontario: 613-217-9600 and rsifeo.org
Frank Onasanya: Immigrant Representative, Nigeria
Fulford Academy: (613) 341-9330 and fulfordacademy.com
Immetis Services Jurisdiques Inc.: 514-446-1940 and immetis.com
KEYS Job Centre: 613-382-1085 and keys.ca
Kashif Riaz: Immigrant Representative, Pakistan
Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre: (613) 342-8772 ext. 4471 and www.lgsbec.com
Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Healthy Unit: (613) 345-5685 and healthunit.org
Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands: 613-659-2415 and www.leeds1000islands.ca
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, & Rural Affairs: 519-826-3100 and www.omafra.gov.on.ca
Refugees for Brockvillewww.refugeesforbrockville.com
St. Lawrence College: (613) 345-0660 and www.stlawrencecollege.ca
Town of Prescott: 613-925-2812 and www.prescott.ca
TR Leger Immigrant Services/ TR Leger Services aux Immigrants: 613-342-1127 and www.trlimmigrantservices.ca
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville: 613-342-3840 and www.leedsgrenville.com
Upper Canada Leger Centre: (613) 342-0371 and uclc.ca
Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence Rideau: (613) 498-2111 ext. 226 and www.volunteercentre.ca

CONTACT US

Email: diversity.matters@eecentre.com

Social Media: @LGImmigration

Phone: 613-498-2111

Mail/In-Person: 105 Strowger Blvd. Brockville, ON, P.O. Box 191, K6V 5V2