United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County

On Track to Success

A Youth Career Building Initiative

United Way donors believe that the situation you’re born into shouldn’t determine your future. For more than 4,000 young people in Windsor Essex who are part of a low income family, research shows that they will not escape poverty in their lifetime. We think that’s not acceptable.

That’s why we’re focusing on providing local supports and opportunities for young people to build a better future for themselves. The ON TRACK TO SUCCESS program offers supports that wrap around a family and help kids graduate high school and go on to post-secondary education – the clearest pathway to a life of prosperity.

A student from a low income family has a 38% likelihood of attending college or university whereas a student from a higher income family has a 63% chance of attending post-secondary education*. On Track to Success is a direct intervention to change the odds for students in need.

Students enrolled in the On Track program will have the chance to earn up to $4,000 for post-secondary education, as well as access to services including tutoring, social and recreational activities, chances to volunteer in the community, career building and mentoring opportunities, and individualized support.

The program is currently in its fourth year and now supports 96 students in grades 9-12 at both the Leamington and West Windsor sites.

* Source: Statistics Canada - custom data prepared using tax data 2013

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Program goals, stories, results and updates for On Track donors Learn more about how the program works and benefits to students & families Get involved as a career or social mentor or as an academic tutor


Thank you to our generous supporters:

ArcelorMittal Windsor, a division of ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.

Barry & Stephanie Zekelman Foundation

BASF Canada

Carl Hooper

Cheryl & Barry Horrobin


CUPE Local 543

CUPE Local 1393

CUPE Local 3137 Development Services

Dave Cooke

Dr. Douglas Paterson &
Mrs. Margaret Cole-Paterson

Emerging Philanthropists UNevent Fundraiser

Hôtel Dieu Grace Healthcare Foundation

Jeffery M. Slopen Jem D International Partners LP DBA Red Sun Farms

Laval International

Mary Jean Gallagher

Michael & Sandy Beneteau

Next Dimension

O'Brien - Jackson Family Foundation

Patrick & Arlene Goggins

RBC Foundation

Sean & Jennifer White

The Bill & Rochelle Tepperman Foundation

The Tamblyn Family Trust Fund

Truax Family

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UNIFOR Local 240

UNIFOR Local 2458

Women United


The third-party evaluation of this program is funded by the Government of Ontario.


United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County
300 Giles Boulevard East, Unit A1, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4C4

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