Pathway to Potential (P2P) Poverty Reduction Strategy Survey

The Pathway to Potential (P2P) program is undergoing a strategy renewal and we want your input!

Share your thoughts through one of our two survey streams 


Launched in 2008, P2P has worked to address the concerns surrounding the poverty in the Windsor-Essex region. In 2017, P2P underwent a comprehensive renewal and introduced an updated poverty reduction strategy, the 9-Point Social Investment Plan, aimed at enhancing residents' assets through social investments. Around $2.1 million has been invested annually by the City of Windsor and County of Essex since then. Currently, P2P supports 14 programs that assist vulnerable youth and families, address accessibility and financial barriers, and collaborate with community leaders.

Early next year, a new request for proposals (RFP) cycle will provide an opportunity to enhance the poverty reduction strategy. A community consultation process is underway and will help ensure the strategy aligns with current and future community needs, as well as establishing an effective RFP process.

The goal is to update the current poverty reduction strategy (the 9-Point Social Investment Plan) and align it with the P2P’s vision for the next four years. This process includes engaging a diverse range of residents, community leaders, and organizations in an effort to identify barriers and issues faced by those living in poverty. The outcomes from the consultation will help Pathway to Potential identify priorities for the next four years.

As one part of the engagement process, residents and service providers are invited to take a 10-minute survey. Your input will help better inform the City, its partners, and the new framework to ensure it is reflective of the current realities within the region. The surveys will be open until October 6, 2023.

To complete the appropriate survey for you, or for further information on the project process, please visit

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