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1 in 7 kids in Windsor-Essex County are living in poverty. (Canada Census 2021)
Supporting families in our local community since 1947
What’s Happening at United Way
Bringing Affordable Housing Home: An Action Plan for Housing Stability in Ontario
400 Ontario nonprofit leaders, including United Way, have identified 7 high-impact ways government can make a difference for Ontarians in most dire need of affordable housing.
On Track To Success – changing families’ lives for the better
Danielle, the parent of an OTTS student, tells us in her own words what these supports are and the positive impact they have had on her daughter as well as her whole family.
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Every child deserves the right to reach their full potential
Imagine a childhood where dreams seem out of reach because of the harsh realities of poverty. For far too many kids in Windsor-Essex, this is their reality. Their potential and dreams for the future, cut short by circumstances beyond their control. It’s an unacceptable truth that can’t be ignored.
Did you know our community has the highest rate of child poverty in Canada according to the latest census data? In fact, 1 in 7 kids live in poverty across Windsor-Essex, and that rate is as high as 1 in 3 kids in some neighbourhoods.
But here’s the glimmer of hope: every step we take to support local kids in our community is a step towards a path out of poverty and a brighter future. It’s an investment not just in them, but in an economically stronger and more compassionate community.
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When we work together, we’re not just providing food, education, and stability. We’re nurturing dreams, igniting potential, and shaping tomorrow’s leaders. We’re showing kids that they don’t have to stay in the cycle of poverty. We’re showing kids that they matter.