Windsor-Essex Compassionate Community Coalition
We are a Coalition of more than 300 champions and 100+ agencies and associations from education, health care, social services, municipal, cultural, faith, business, non-profit, volunteer and informal sectors. We cross all levels of government, with federal; provincial, regional, county, and municipal involvement and support. We represent the full human service continuum – including hospice, dementia, hospital, home and community care, long-term care homes, and physicians – as well as social services and education partners. We includes non-profit (like United Way, Multicultural Council and Newcomers Centre of Excellence), business and labor partners. Research teams involving seven universities/academic networks across Ontario, including Windsor, are also involved.
The Windsor-Essex Compassionate Community is helping people in this county to live better, thrive, and prosper, at all stages of their life journey. We have challenged ourselves to step up and stand out to become Canada’s most compassionate community.
As a first step, we are working together to ensure aging citizens who need life-long care and their care partners are able to organize care around the things that are most important to them, and have the support they need to live well. By orchestrating community talents, care becomes a collective effort for positive change. This helps improve quality of life for all of us.
We will measure our success by the extent we are able to increase the happiness and connectedness of everyone in this community; to raise the quality of life for all aging citizens and those with life-long care needs; and to reduce the inequitable outcomes experienced by our most vulnerable.