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Our History

In December 2016, United Way was approached about their ability to engage the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) regarding Community Benefit Agreements as a part of the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Through the support of a grant from the Atkinson Foundation , a series of public meetings were held to engage the community of West Windsor. The work was focused on gathering the neighborhoods vision for community benefits in relation to the Gordie Howe International Bridge (GHIB). As a result the Windsor/Essex Community Benefits Coalition was formed.

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

The Coalition is currently in the process of developing a strategy to engage new communities who will be impacted by future major infrastructure projects in Windsor/Essex as well as opportunities to advocate for municipal social procurement policies.

Our History

In December 2016, United Way was approached about their ability to engage the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) regarding Community Benefit Agreements as a part of the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Through the support of a grant from the Atkinson Foundation , a series of public meetings were held to engage the community of West Windsor. The work was focused on gathering the neighborhoods vision for community benefits in relation to the Gordie Howe International Bridge (GHIB). As a result the Windsor/Essex Community Benefits Coalition was formed.

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

The Coalition is currently in the process of developing a strategy to engage new communities who will be impacted by future major infrastructure projects in Windsor/Essex as well as opportunities to advocate for municipal social procurement policies.