A generation from now, we want Windsor-Essex County to be a prosperous community where children have the ability to achieve their dreams and reach their potential.

It’s important for us to level the playing field for children across neighborhoods. The reality is that some kids need a head start to reach the finish line.

Our region’s greatest strength will be in our youth – they are the generation that will help shape our changing economy. Successful children will ultimately lead to a more vibrant and thriving community for all.

We will do this by aligning resources to support the social determinants of health for a child with wrap-around family supports, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which provide a plan of action for people, the planet and prosperity.


It’s about collective impact – which means that the whole community is coming together to create opportunities for kids that no single organization or sector can do on its own.

  • There’s something special happening here

  • A common vision for our community, by our community

  • Partners who are putting resources on the table – money, time and talent

  • Goals that will be measured as a community so that we can see the difference that is being made

  • Ongoing sharing of information and results for continuous improvement

  • A high performing collective which is accountable to the community