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Ignite Academy - 2023 Year in Review

Ignite Academy is a unique program designed by the community to help kids improve their reading and math skills. Learn more about the first year of Ignite Academy and meet some of the amazing students.

February 13, 2024

United Way receives $180,000 from Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefit Plan for school lunch program

United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County is proud to announce that we have received $180,000 in funding to deliver a free school lunch program in two Sandwich area schools a minimum of one day a week throughout the school year.

On Track to Success - 2023 Year in Review

The On Track to Success program continues to make an incredible impact on hundreds of local youth in West Windsor, Downtown Windsor and Leamington. It’s because of donors – like you – that we’re able to support these incredible students in their journey through high school and into post-secondary education.

Release: 2023 Impact Report to the Community

Thanks to local residents and donors, United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County is helping kids succeed from Cradle to Career. We released our 2022-2023 Annual Impact Report to the Community, highlighting the progress that has been made to help local children overcome barriers to academic success.

Bringing Affordable Housing Home: An Action Plan for Housing Stability in Ontario

400 Ontario nonprofit leaders — in collaboration with United Ways across Ontario, Canadian Centre for Housing Rights, Ontario Alliance to End Homelessness, Ontario for All & Ontario Nonprofit Network — have identified 7 high-impact ways government can make a difference for Ontarians in most dire need of affordable housing.

RELEASE: Fifty-one local projects funded through the Community Services Recovery Fund

Fifty-one innovative capacity building projects were announced across Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent as part of the Community Services Recovery Fund.

RELEASE: Local leaders gather for community breakfast event to advance school meal programs.

including MP Irek Kusmierczyk to a community breakfast to discuss opportunities and challenges related to enhancing school meal programs for Windsor-Essex students.

September 19, 2023

Cleaner & Greener: United Way’s successful clean-up campaign to support downtown residents

In an inspiring display of community spirit, United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County, the City of Windsor, CUPE 82 and Rocket Innovation Studio, came together to host over 70 people for a community clean up on September 13th, 2023. Volunteers

RELEASE - Charles Brooks Award honours dedicated retiree activist, Tony Sisti

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County, in partnership with the Windsor & District Labour Council (WDLC), will host the 46th annual Labour Appreciation Night at the Ciociaro Club of Windsor, honouring the recipient of the Charles E. Brooks Labour Community Service Award, Tony Sisti, Chair of Unifor Local 1973 Retired Workers Chapter.

United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County funds 31 community service organizations through the Community Services Recovery Fund

The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. United Way Centraide Canada was one of three national intermediaries, selected to administer funding.

United Way Makes Last-Minute Push for Donations

United Way Windsor-Essex County is making a strong final fundraising push for their summer programs and ask the public for help reaching the goal