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Pathway to Potential

Pathway to Potential Social Investment Windsor EssexIn January 2017, Windsor City Council approved the creation of a comprehensive plan intended to "change the conversation" away from poverty reduction and towards making social investments in our residents, our neighbourhoods and our community. This plan builds on existing and new resources and supports initiatives led by the City of Windsor and community partners, with a goal to make a difference in the lives of all residents.

Pathway to Potential (P2P) uses an interconnected 9-point Social Investment Plan that builds on existing community capacities and resources to:

1)    Promote foundational services or programs that support those who require assistance with basic needs

2)    Work with lead community organizations on key projects aimed at improving the quality of life for residents

3)    Champion opportunities toward betterment for residents at senior levels of government

4)    Enhance or collaborate on equity and social inclusion frameworks to existing municipal programming

5)    Remove transportation barriers for individuals living on a low-income

6)    Create inclusive opportunities for children in low-income families through recreation and culture

7)    Invest in neighbourhoods impacted by poverty and other complex community challenges

8)    Communicate the strengths and community achievements through strategic promotion

9)    Utilize best practices in data collection, analysis and reporting to enhance social investments.


Through this roadmap, P2P provides funding for programming to agencies across Windsor-Essex that support vulnerable youth and families, works with municipal departments to remove accessibility and financial barriers, and collaborates with community leaders toward a shared vision of community prosperity. For highlights of last year’s key community impacts, please download P2P 2018 Year End Review​ or watch the video below:

Pathway to Potential Video link

Learn more about the initiatives and/or programs funded through Pathway to Potential. 

Please call 311 for general information. 

For detailed inquiries call 519-255-5200 ext. 5302 or email your inquiry to Pathway to Potential.

90% Recreation Discount: please contact 519-253-2300 ext. 2722 or email your inquiry to Recreation

Pathway to Potential is funded by the City of Windsor and County of Essex.