The WE Value Partnership is a community-driven initiative that focuses on newcomer success. This initiative began as a project funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Service Delivery Improvement (SDI) Fund, and is lead by The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario.
WE Value delivers a holistic and capacity focused assessment that looks to capture and leverage the assets and skills of newcomers to Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent in an effort to connect them with organizations, institutions and opportunities that best meet their needs and goals. Ultimately, WE Value connects immigrants to the community and the community to them, to ensure that the talents of newcomers can be realized more quickly and more fully by the community, all while capturing key data to help service providers improve and inform program development.
Through the first round of SDI funding, the YMCA worked with the University of Windsor and Workforce WindsorEssex to plan, develop, implement and test the settlement assessment and new client management system in Southwestern Ontario. Moving forward, the team will continue to build on the existing K2 Pathway to Settlement System, and will engage new partners and sectors to ensure referrals and services continue beyond the region.
To learn more about the Partnership and it’s milestones as an SDI project, visit the WE Value Timeline Tool.
WE Value Program Manager & Main Contact
YMCA of Southwestern Ontario
(519) 982-5625 (textable)
Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships
226-674-3220 ext. 851
Manager of Project and Community Development
226-674-3220 ext. 853
We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.