This concludes another successful year The MCC’s Health and Wellness Expo, in partnership with PHAC; the Public Health Agency of Canada. On Thursday October 19th, adult ESL students from Windsor – Essex were bussed to the 2023 MCC Health and Wellness Expo, taking place at Ciociaro Club in Windsor.
Over 1000 students were on hand to learn about Health and Wellness services from over 40 community agencies from Windsor – Essex. All facets of personal wellness – including nutrition, sports and fitness, mental health, treatment, community services and more were represented.
The day-long Expo, which was founded in 2002, offered refugees, newcomers, immigrant and members of ethno-cultural communities free transportation and admission to the event in hopes of improving their awareness of the physical and mental health services available. Volunteers from The MCC were on hand to act as interpreters for all those who attended, to help interact with local vendors.
This year’s expo was sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada, highlighting the significance of the event for the community. This collaborative effort between the MCC and various local agencies aims to ensure that newcomers are well-informed about the resources available to them and are able to make informed decisions about their health and wellness needs.
Overall, the Wellness Expo serves as a crucial platform for offering support, information, and resources to recent newcomers, helping them integrate into the community and promoting their overall well-being.