On Track to Success

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A Youth Career Building Initiative

United Way donors believe that the situation you’re born into shouldn’t determine your future. For more than 4,000 young people in Windsor Essex who are part of a low income family, research shows that they will not escape poverty in their lifetime. We think that’s not acceptable.

That’s why we’re focusing on providing local supports and opportunities for young people to build a better future for themselves. The ON TRACK TO SUCCESS program offers supports that wrap around a family and help kids graduate high school and go on to post-secondary education – the clearest pathway to a life of prosperity.

A student from a low income family has a 38% likelihood of attending college or university whereas a student from a higher income family has a 63% chance of attending post-secondary education*. On Track to Success is a direct intervention to change the odds for students in need.

Students enrolled in the On Track program will have the chance to earn up to $4,000 for post-secondary education, as well as access to services including tutoring, social and recreational activities, chances to volunteer in the community, career building and mentoring opportunities, and individualized support.

The program is currently in its third year and now supports more than 60 students in grades 9-11 at both the Leamington and West Windsor sites.

* Source: Statistics Canada - custom data prepared using tax data 2013

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Program goals, stories, results and updates for On Track donors Learn more about how the program works and benefits to students & families Get involved as a career or social mentor or as an academic tutor


Thank you to our generous supporters:

ArcelorMittal Windsor, a division of
  ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.
Barry & Stephanie Zekelman Foundation
BASF Canada
Bowman & Partners/Assante Capital
Cavalier Tool & Mold
Carl Hooper
CUPE Local 543
CUPE Local 3137
Cypher Systems Group
Dina & Sean O'Neil
Dr. Douglas Paterson & Margaret Cole-Paterson

Hôtel-Dieu Grace Health Care
Jeffrey M. Slopen
Jem D International Partners LP DBA
Loop, Schauer, Chapman & Associates
Mary Jean Gallagher
Neighbourhood Charitable Alliance
O'Brien - Jackson Family Foundation
Patrick & Arlene Goggins
Pelee Island Winery & Vineyards
Sean & Jennifer White
The Benefits Company
The Bill & Rochelle Tepperman Foundation
Truax Family
Windsor Essex Children's Aid Society


The third-party evaluation of this program is funded by the Government of Ontario.






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United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County
300 Giles Boulevard East, Unit A1
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4C4
t: 519-258-0000 | f: 519-258-2346
Charitable Registration #: 10816 0334 RR0001