The Role of Community Development and
Community Development and Health Services works closely with Windsor and Essex County Fire Services and the County of Essex Emergency Planning Team to ensure that the residents of Windsor and Essex County are well served in the event of an emergency.
In an emergency, the primary responsibility of the Community Development and Health Services Department is to establish an emergency shelter that can be accessed by evacuees. Within the shelter, the department ensures the provision of registration and inquiry services, food, clothing, lodging and counselling for all individuals displaced due to the emergency. The shelter may be located in Windsor or Essex County.
Community Development and Health Services works in collaboration with community partners such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Victim Services, the Boards of Education, Multicultural Council, Amateur Radio organizations, and Animal Shelters.
Housing and Children's Services
P.O. Box 428
Phone: For information on services call 311. In an emergency call 911. For detailed inquiries regarding Community Development and Health Services Emergency Preparedness and Response, call 519-255-5200 ext. 5250