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United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County
October 26, 2022
Release: 2022 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. On Tuesday, we released our 2021-2022 Annual Impact Report to the Community, highlighting the progress that has been made to help local children overcome barriers to academic success.
October 18, 2022
Get Out to Vote | a ProsperUs Initiative
On October 24, 2022 you have the power to vote for Mayor, and your City Councillor and School Board Trustee. Your vote is your tool for selecting who is representing you in making decisions that impact your life. Find voter information at www.weunlockpotential.com/vote
October 17, 2022
The Reality of Poverty
October 17 marks the International Day from Eradication of Poverty (IDEP). In Windsor-Essex County, just like around the world, thousands of children and youth are experiencing poverty or are stuck without a clear path to success. In some local neighbourhoods, as many as 1 in 3 children are growing up in low-income households.
September 26, 2022
Charles Brooks Award honours avid community activist
On Thursday, November 3, 2022, United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County, in partnership with the Windsor & District Labour Council (WDLC), will host the 45th annual Labour Appreciation Night at the Ciociaro Club of Windsor, honouring the recipient of the Charles E. Brooks Labour Community Service Award, Phil Lyons, CUPW Local 630.
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?
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.
RELEASE: United Way launches their annual summer programs fundraising campaign this month – Summer Eats for Kids & Backpacks for Success.
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.
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…
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
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.
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.
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.