ProsperUs has recently completed designing of solutions for Milestones 2 and 3, in partnership with Community Action Network (CAN) working groups comprised of neighbourhood youth and residents with lived experience, front-line service providers, and other subject matter experts.

  • Milestone 2 – Students who are proficient in reading in Grade 3 are more likely to graduate high school
  • Milestone 3 – Students who are proficient in math in Grade 6 are more likely to complete post-secondary and be prepared for the workforce

ProsperUs is seeking community organizations that can support the delivery of new out-of-school time solutions for elementary aged children in West Windsor, Downtown Windsor, and Leamington.

Out-of-school time solutions include structured programming related to academic supports, mentoring, recreation activities, arts and culture enrichment activities, and system navigation for children and their families.

Who is eligible to apply?

Registered charities, not-for-profit organizations, and grassroots groups serving children in these neighbourhoods with a focus on out-of-school supports are welcome to apply.

How do I apply?

Thank you for your interest in the work of ProsperUs. Applications are closed at this time. New opportunities to apply for other Milestone 2 & 3 solutions in the areas of food and mental health will be available in the coming months. Check back soon for updates.

What is the timeline for current applications?

Applications that have already been submitted for Milestone 2 & 3 Out-of-School Time solutions will be reviewed on the following timeline:

Application ProcessDate OpenDeadline
Complete Stage 1 Initial ApplicationTuesday, October 5, 2021Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:59PM
Complete State 2 Full Application
For approved applicants only
Upon Stage 1 ApprovalThursday, November 18, 2021 at 11:59PM

When applications are open, what is the process to apply?

For all ProsperUs Cradle to Career solutions, the funding application process will include two stages. Please see the Application Guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions, for more information.

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Stage 1 Initial Application:

Organizations will be asked to demonstrate alignment to one or more of the solution area elements and capacity to deliver on these within the community solutions. Initial applications will be reviewed and those organizations that have demonstrated alignment and minimum capacity will be selected to complete a full application.

Stage 2 Full Application:

Full applications will include a comprehensive capacity assessment, requiring supporting documentation. For not-for-profit or grassroots groups without charitable status, this application will require the support of a Lead Agency that is a registered charity. Organizations that are successful will be selected to move forward with the design process for implementing new solutions.

Note that organizations will not be asked to propose specific programs or services for these applications. The solutions that ProsperUs will be funding have been designed by the Community Action Network, and organizations will be selected based on their ability to implement them as designed.

If you have questions or require assistance in completing an application, please contact:
Alicea Fleming, Director of Impact and Community Investments
United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County (Backbone organization for ProsperUs)
519-259-6174 |