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United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County

August 15, 2022

United Way’s Summer Eats for Kids and Backpacks for Success Continue in August across Windsor-Essex County

As planned, United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County will continue their summer programs for the next two weeks, until the end of August.

August 9, 2022

We’re Recruiting: Join our Board of Directors or Committees

Are you passionate about helping children and families reach their potential in Windsor-Essex County?

June 29, 2022

VIDEO: On Track to Success Ujima Initiative in full swing

Students participating in the On Track to Success Ujima Initiative have been busy over the last few months, and we wanted to share the highlights. Richie and Subomi share how On Track and the Ujima initiative have helped them so far.

June 20, 2022

United Way launches annual summer programs across Windsor-Essex County

RELEASE: United Way launches their annual summer programs fundraising campaign this month – Summer Eats for Kids & Backpacks for Success.

May 31, 2022

ProsperUs Collective launches first Cradle to Career solution

RELEASE & VIDEO: ProsperUs, a collective of Windsor-Essex community partners is launching Ignite Academy, a new out-of-school solution designed to improve math and literacy skills for children between Grades 2 and 7, while providing wrap-around support for families. A large gathering of community partners celebrated the long-awaited announcement at General Brock Public School.

May 18, 2022

3 Windsor-Essex residents drive away with new lease on life

RELEASE: Rebuilding Wheels Rebuilding Lives, a community partnership that supports local families with a reliable vehicle, is handing over the keys to three donated cars this week, while the student mechanics who helped refurbish them celebrate their own accomplishments.

April 29, 2022

Stellantis employees and retirees pledge largest donation for United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County 2021-22 campaign

RELEASE: Stellantis employee and retiree combined contribution to the annual United Way campaign totals $831,216.22…

April 13, 2022

Volunteers have a positive impact on On Track to Success students

We’re celebrating our volunteers this week – and every week! Holley is a volunteer tutor in On Track to Success. She and one of her students, Tatianna, talk about how they both grew as a result of their involvement in the program.

April 13, 2022

Ford Windsor Operations raises $508,059 for Building a Brighter Future campaign in support of United Way

RELEASE: Ford Windsor Operations, Unifor Local 200 and Local 240, Leadec Industrial Services and Penske Logistics are proud to announce a $508,059 donation to United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County as part of its annual fundraising efforts in support of local children and youth. WATCH VIDEO

March 31, 2022

$7.8 million secured for Cradle to Career strategy in support of local children

RELEASE: ProsperUs community leaders have reached a $7.8-million fundraising milestone in the ongoing effort to eliminate child poverty in the Windsor and Essex County region.

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March 24, 2022

iMove for United Way raises over $40K for youth mental health

RELEASE: United Way’s second annual youth mental health fundraising event – iMove for United Way presented by St. Clair College and St. Clair College Alumni Association – raised $40,320 (and counting) throughout February and March.

January 17, 2022

Open Letter in advance of the provincial-municipal housing summit on January 19, 2022

In advance of the provincial-municipal housing summit planned for January 19, our broad partnership of social service organizations, grassroots and community networks and United Way Centraides across Ontario are calling on elected provincial and municipal representatives and officials for urgent action on affordable housing.

December 8, 2021

Student earns life-changing opportunity

An On Track to Success graduate has been awarded a valuable provincial LGBTQ scholarship.

January 24, 2022

Understanding the experiences of local residents key to building more resilient families

For United Way, it’s important that families have access to supports that can strengthen children in reaching their potential, including nutritious food and mental health counselling, social inclusion, and access to transportation and housing to build more stable, resilient families.

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December 1, 2021

The Ujima Initiative: Black Youth Empowerment

United Way is committed to collaborate with, support and empower Black youth in the community. One way we’re taking action is the Ujima initiative.

December 3, 2021

#UNEVENT4UJIMA raises over $30K for Black youth in United Way’s On Track to Success Program

RELEASE – United Way’s Emerging Philanthropists hosted its second annual UNevent fundraiser, raising over $32K towards the launch of the Ujima initiative for Black youth in United Way’s On Track to Success program.

November 25, 2021

Meaningful conversations with family can start with a planned gift

United Way donor, Kyle Kootstra, says conversations about philanthropy can help create a sense of identity and legacy among family members, specifically the younger generation.

November 2, 2021

Rocket Innovation Studio Teams Up with United Way to Create ‘Living in My Shoes’ Simulation

RELEASE: Rocket Innovation Studio and United Way announce the launch of the ‘Living in My Shoes’ simulation – a program enabling the public to get a glimpse of what life is like for those living with barriers such as a lack of access to fresh and nutritious food, technology, reliable transportation and mental health support.

November 19, 2021

Charles Brooks Award honours unionist with ties to migrant workers

RELEASE – United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County, in partnership with the Windsor & District Labour Council, will host the 44th annual Virtual Labour Appreciation Night next week, honouring the recipient of the Charles E. Brooks Labour Community Service Award, Elizabeth Ha, OPSEU Local 154.

September 1, 2021

Message to the Community – Discoveries at Residential Schools

Over the past several months, gruesome discoveries of unmarked graves continue to be made at the sites of previous residential schools in Canada.