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Membership Application

Thank you for your interest in applying to join the CAN Advocacy Working Group. If you have any questions about this application, please call Anam Khan, Community Innovations Strategist directly at 519-259-6191 or email

Do You Have a Passion for Action, Change and Ensuring Public Voice & Participation?

Building community voice and putting decision-making in the hands of those who are most affected by those decisions, is at the core of the advocacy efforts of ProsperUs. Residents will be engaged to provide their perspectives, stories, input, and expertise to facilitate action to tackle some of the unmet needs of our community.  

About us:
ProsperUs is a collective of more than fifty system leading organizations that have come together to tackle the complex problem of childhood poverty in Windsor-Essex County. The vision of ProsperUs is that every young child has the opportunity and support to succeed – from cradle to career. United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County holds the Backbone role and stewards the process and key activities forward on behalf of the collective.

Community Action Network (CAN) Working Groups are resident-led, neighbourhood-based teams. Based on their lived experience, the CANs discussed barriers for children, youth and families in their community and co-created solutions for those barriers.  Through the CANs ProsperUs was able to better understand  barriers for children, youth and their families to have a successful future.

As it has been recognized that some of the identified challenges will require advocacy to bring change, you are now being invited to represent your neighborhood to raise your voice, with support from ProsperUs, for issues that will help eliminate barriers that hinder the success of children and youth in the community.

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·         Applicants must live in West Windsor, Downtown Windsor or Leamington (with a postal code beginning with N9A, N9B, N9C, N8X, N8H, N0P).
·         Applicants must be 13 years or older. Applicants under 18 require a guardian to sign the application.

Members are residents who are considered “Context Experts”; knowing what it is like to live in their neighbourhood and the challenges families and youth face. Members share their experience in meetings with other resident members, contributing to discussions to identify advocacy opportunities and helping to plan for action.

All members must review and sign CAN Advocacy Working Group Terms of Reference and CAN Non-Disclosure Agreement to ensure there is a common understanding of the purpose of the group and to uphold confidentiality.

·         Members are expected to attend meetings and participate fully,  

·         Adhering to the Guiding Principles of the CAN Advocacy Working Group Terms of Reference

All members will receive a stipend for meeting attendance.

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* 1. Participant Info

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* 2. How old are you?

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* 3. Do you have any child(ren)?

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