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The WECBC

Windsor/Essex Community Benefits is made up of volunteers from community organizations, local institutions, and regional residents who wish to have community benefits leveraged to better the lives of all people in our region.

Windsor/Essex Community Benefits is made up of volunteers from community organizations, local institutions, and regional residents who wish to have community benefits leveraged to better the lives of all people in our region.

Collectively we are stronger. By working together, government, industry and communities can work to address long standing social issues such as unemployment, underemployment, employment training, environmental concerns, housing and more in our community.

The WECBC believes that the community should have an opportunity to provide input on community benefits. Key partnerships between impacted residents, key institutions, labour, and community agencies are required to maximize the benefits from projects in our region. This can be achieved through community conversation, outreach and collective action.

In 2018 we received a grant from the Atkinson Foundation with the mandate to build upon the work in Sandwich Towne and expand it to reach out to the wider Windsor and Essex community. As a result, the first full time staff member was hired.

The Coalition will continue to engage local community residents, institutions and community groups who will be impacted by future major infrastructure projects in Windsor and Essex County. We will work to seek opportunities to advocate for municipal social procurement policies and Community Benefit Agreements that are rooted in the needs expressed by impacted communities.

“…no single sector, not the private sector and not the non-profit sector, (can) solve our current complex social issues. Together… blending business values and social impact objectives through social procurement (policies) offers some hope.”

-Accelerating Social Impact CCC, Ltd. David LePage March 2014

Collectively we are stronger. By working together, government, industry and communities can work to address long standing social issues such as unemployment, underemployment, employment training, environmental concerns, housing and more in our community.

The WECBC believes that the community should have an opportunity to provide input on community benefits. Key partnerships between impacted residents, key institutions, labour, and community agencies are required to maximize the benefits from projects in our region. This can be achieved through community conversation, outreach and collective action.

In 2018 the WECBC received a grant from the Atkinson Foundation with the mandate to build upon the work in Sandwich Towne and expand it to reach out to the wider Windsor and Essex community. As a result, the first full time staff member was hired.

The Coalition will continue to engage local community residents, institutions and community groups who will be impacted by future major infrastructure projects in Windsor and Essex County. We will work to seek opportunities to advocate for municipal social procurement policies and Community Benefit Agreements that are rooted in the needs expressed by impacted communities.

“…no single sector, not the private sector and not the non-profit sector, (can) solve our current complex social issues. Together… blending business values and social impact objectives through social procurement (policies) offers some hope.”

-Accelerating Social Impact CCC, Ltd. David LePage March 2014

WECBC is committed to diversity, inclusiveness and transparency in its process and activities in the community.

WECBC is committed to diversity, inclusiveness and transparency in its process and activities in the community.

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