40 Leaders Under 40 Awards

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The Leadership Windsor/Essex 40 Leaders Under 40 Awards recognize 40 civic minded community leaders who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to Windsor-Essex County by selflessly undertaking goodwill activities and/or providing community service for the betterment of the Windsor-Essex region. The top 40 leaders will be celebrated at an Awards Night on March 28, 2018.

*Candidates must be 39 years of age or younger on January 1, 2018.*

Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee considering the scope of the candidate’s dedication to giving within the community. Award recipients will be notified by email. Multiple nominations for a single candidate are recorded but do not add weight to the judges’ considerations.

All nominations, including self-nominations, are welcome.

DEADLINE: Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

Complete this short survey to nominate a
deserving individual to be one of the top 40
leaders under 40 years of age.


DEADLINE: Friday, January 5, 2018

The nominee fills out this full application survey to complete the nomination process and officially enter them for the Awards selection process.

A survey link will be sent directly to the candidate, or the candidate can complete a paper application below, once they’ve received email confirmation that they are nominated.

Complete the digital application survey using the link above, email a copy to the Executive Director, or drop paper copies off in person to United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County, 300 Giles Blvd. E., Windsor, ON, on or before the date due by 4pm (Attention: Leadership Windsor-Essex). Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Printable links:
Nomination Form
Candidate Application Form

Frequently asked questions

For additional questions, please contact Executive Director:
Sherrilynn Colley-Vegh @ scolley-vegh@weareunited.com 
or call 519-258-0000 x1186

About Leadership Windsor-Essex

Leadership Windsor-Essex is a program of United Way that began 16 years ago with the goal of building strong civic minded leaders.

This year they will be hosting an event to celebrate these community leaders. “Forty under Forty” has been a symbol of leadership, innovation, excellence in community involvement in cities across Canada for many years. This awards/event enhances and validates Windsor – Essex’s current and future community leaders.

Mission - Leadership Windsor-Essex is a non-profit voluntary program that provides community experiences, knowledge and skill building for rising leaders from all sectors of the community; creating leadership capacity for the community-based voluntary sector, which will sustain the future of Windsor-Essex County


Identify and nurture rising leaders
Develop networks of people from different sectors of the community who can work together to strengthen the community
Instill a sense of community trusteeship among rising leaders

Visit www.leadershipwindsor-essex.org to learn more.





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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