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United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County

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.

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.

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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.

November 12, 2021

Gordie Howe International Bridge Team Invests $40K toward United Way’s Ujima Initiative

RELEASE Windsor, ON – Building Bridges and a Stronger Community: As part of its Community Benefits Plan, the Gordie Howe International Bridge’s generous gift will help to officially launch the new initiative for local students this winter.

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.

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.

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August 27, 2021

Hero for a Day Summer Eats for Kids champions

Windsor, ON – United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County wrapped up its Summer Eats for Kids program this week and hosted its Backpacks for Success distribution day on August 24 and 26.

August 10, 2021

Empowering Kids for a Brighter Future

United Way provides children with access to out of school programs that give them opportunities to learn and thrive.

July 16, 2021

United Way Launches Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive

United Way’s Backpacks for Success program provides students with backpacks filled with grade-appropriate supplies they need for school.

July 14, 2021

Internship program to engage students in community project

Windsor, ON – After months of planning, an innovative new internship program in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science will provide students with a unique learning experience while supporting a community partnership to unlock the potential of local youth.

April 30, 2021

Helping children stay inspired and learning

Providing virtual out of school support ensures that students don’t fall further behind their peers in school.