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Membership Application

Thank you for your interest in applying to join the CAN Advocacy Working Group! You are not obligated to join if you submit this application. If you submit the application someone from our team will reach out to you to discuss it within 30 days.
If you have any questions about this application, please call Karlene Nielsen, Manager of Community Engagement directly at 519-259-6148 or email 

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 provides support as the Backbone organization. 

The Community Action Network (CAN) is a resident-led, neighbourhood-based network of working groups. The CAN looks to address barriers for children, youth and families in their community and co-create advocacy plans to make systems change.

Residents who are eligible, complete orientation and join the CAN will be engaged to provide their input and expertise to improve outcomes for children and families of our community. We pay all participants $15.55/hour for meeting attendance.  

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

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 to ensure there is a common understanding of the purpose of the group and to uphold confidentiality.

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* 1. Participant Info

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* 2. Which of these three neighbourhoods do you reside in?

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* 3. How old are you?

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

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