Fabio Costante was born and raised in Windsor-Essex and has lived in Windsor's west end (where he currently resides) for most of his life. Passionate about his community, Fabio founded the Our West End Neighbourhood Renewal strategy in 2010 that initially focused on crime and later developed into a grassroots movement focused on neighbourhood development and capacity building through resident engagement and empowerment.
In 2014, Fabio was elected as a Trustee on the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board representing Wards 2 & 9. Trustees oversee the governance of the school board, which included a $250 million budget, over 2,000 employees and approximately 20,000 students throughout the region of Windsor-Essex. In addition to this governance oversight, Fabio is proud of securing millions in capital funding for programming and amenities at West Windsor Catholic schools. Fabio also chaired the Audit Committee and served on the Parent Involvement Committee during his tenure as Trustee.
In 2018, Fabio was elected to Windsor City Council in Ward 2 and served on many committees and boards, including the Windsor Essex County Health Unit; Windsor Essex County Housing Corporation; Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority; Town & Gown Committee (Chair); International Relations Committee; Environment, Transportation and Public Safety Standing Committee (Vice-Chair); Windsor Essex Community Benefits Committee; Sandwich Town Business Improvement Association; Windsor Licensing Commission; and the Corporate Services Standing Committee. In addition to the committee work, Fabio is proud of the accomplishments and progress made in Ward 2 surrounding safer and cleaner neighbourhoods, record parks and recreation investments, infrastructure and development investments, and several community building initiatives. You can learn about these accomplishments and more at fabiocostante.ca.
Fabio achieved three degrees from the University of Windsor: a Business Commerce Degree, Honours in Business and Economics (B.Comm.) in 2007; a Masters of Business Administration Degree (M.B.A.) in 2008; and a Juris Doctor Law Degree (J.D.) in 2013. Fabio is the recipient of the “Rising Star” award by the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce (2013), the “Changing Lives” award by the United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex (2013), the “Community Champion” award by the University of Windsor (2013), the "Odyssey" award by the University of Windsor Alumni Association (2015), and the "Emerging Leaders in the Law" award by University of Windsor Law (2018).
Fabio has been practicing law since his call to the bar in June, 2014. In early 2018, Fabio launched his own employment and labour law firm, proudly located in the heart of Sandwich Town. For more about his law practice, please visit costantelaw.ca.