Sometimes, the best way to understand the circumstances of another is to put yourself in their shoes. Living in my Shoes is a two-hour simulation, where participants will navigate the day in the life of a single parent living in a Windsor-Essex County neighbourhood. It can be conducted as an in-person group simulation or a virtual experience. Participants have to travel around the neighbourhood, navigate social service resources, manage their relationship with their mom and their boss, and take care of their sick child, all while trying to sign up for night classes.
This simulation gives participants a glimpse into the challenges and barriers that people in our community face every day. Through a debrief exercise, participants learn about United Way’s work in this neighbourhood.
Taking part in the Living in My Shoes simulation will help you to:
- Gain understanding through a ‘lived experience’ of what it’s like to live in low-income
- Learn about issues facing your community
- Join the discussion on how to create positive change in Windsor-Essex County
Living in My Shoes requires two hours of your time, if it is being hosted in-person, and 1.5 hours for the virtual experience. We can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 40 people. There may be some costs associated with the in-person experience.