Funding Opportunity – Collaborative Labour Market Research and Innovation Project

It is with great excitement that Workforce WindsorEssex shares with you the public release of the Collaborative Labour Market Research and Innovation Project funding opportunity.

As the region’s Local Employment Planning Council, Workforce WindsorEssex has the opportunity to fund a local initiative that addresses and responds to a local workforce challenge.

Interested applicants must develop a project which responds to the following:

Identification of a training gap that exists in Windsor-Essex followed by the implementation of an innovative, sustainable training solution with 15-20 participants completing the innovative training program

The maximum funds that will be granted is $65,000, with portions of the funds available.  Preference will be given to applications demonstrating financial contributions from partners and others.

Please review the Call for Proposals Application Guide and the Application Form.  There will be a question period where queries pertaining to the guide or form will be answered.  Answers will be provided up to Wednesday, October 18 at 5:00 pm E.S.T.

The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:00pm E.S.T.

All submissions and questions are to be directed to Heather Gregg at


The 5th Annual Build A Dream is November 2, 2017!

Attention Employers in Skilled Trades, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and Law Enforcement industry, learn how you can:

  • Build the dream workforce
  • Network with fellow business leaders
  • Interact and engage with potential future employees

Attention Young Women in Grades 9, 10 or 11, attend Build a Dream 2017 with your parents or guardian, so you can:

  • Learn about career opportunities
  • Meet future employers
  • Hear from successful women in Windsor-Essex

Register at or visit If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, click here.



We support the development of a strong, sustainable local economy by:

Fostering understanding of current and future workforce needs,

Facilitating partners to make strategic investment in education, training and employment opportunities; and

Creating opportunities to influence and advocate for change in the community with respect to workforce development.


Workforce WindsorEssex (legally Workforce Development Board Windsor Essex) was created as an independent, community-based board in October 2008 as a result of significant foundation work by the City of Windsor, County of Essex, WindsorEssex Development Commission and Province of Ontario.

The board members are community leaders with a strategic outlook on the Windsor-Essex community as a whole in addition to ties to key sectors in business, labour, health, social welfare, new comers and education.

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