Who We Are

Cooperative ESL Ministries is an interdenominational Christian organization dedicated to welcoming newcomers to Canada. We serve people of all faiths and cultures—advocating respect and understanding of their cultural, religious, and language backgrounds.

What We Do

We work with churches and community groups to plan and execute training and networking events for volunteers serving newcomers to Canada. We also provide resources and consulting for those that want to start up a new ESL Program in their church or community.

One of our main goals is to fill the gap we see in society’s integration process of immigrant, refugee, and internationals who arrive in Canada. We believe that with training in cross-cultural communication and good principles of adult education for language learners, we can make a difference in the lives of newcomers living in our neighbourhoods and communities.

Our Vision

Churches are key leaders in welcoming and integrating newcomers to Canada.

Our Mission

Empowering churches to reach out in love to the immigrants and internationals in our community.