Investing in the oral and mental health of Windsor-Essex County

WINDSOR, Ontario, January 24, 2023 – The WindsorEssex Community Foundation (WECF) was joined by Green Shield to announce the successful recipients of their granting partnership. A total of $564,000 has been invested in four local charities to fund critical mental and oral health programs in the Windsor-Essex Community. Funding recipients joined Green Shield and the WECF at the temporary location of the Youth Wellness Hub Windsor-Essex, located at Maryvale, to celebrate this latest investment in community. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, Green Shield has partnered with leading community organizations across Canada to commit a total of $75 million to social impact initiatives, with a focus on mental health and dental care, between 2020 and 2025. The WECF is proud to collaborate with Green Shield as a long-standing partner for transformative and innovative local investment.

The organizations funded through these grants include:

  • The Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County Branch, awarded $200,000 to support the Youth Wellness Hub Windsor-Essex;
  • The Windsor Family Health Team, awarded $200,000 to support their Community Oral Health Care Project;
  • Harrow Health Centre Family Health Team awarded $100,000 to support their Community Oral Health Care Project; and,
  • Trans Wellness Ontario awarded $64,000 to support their Queer and Trans* Counselling Services Program.

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Kolody, Executive Director

WindsorEssex Community Foundation


About Green Shield
With an unwavering focus on better health outcomes, Green Shield is bringing all its offerings together into one integrated health
services organization, to optimize care and deepen its social mission. As Canada’s first and only payer-provider, Green Shield
is pairing its 65 years of health and dental insurance expertise as a benefits ”payer”, with ever-growing capabilities as a mental
health, pharmacy, and medical services ”provider.” This integrated approach makes it easier for clients to support their
employees and Canadians to access the personalized health care they need. Learn more here:

About WECF
The WindsorEssex Community Foundation is a perpetual community trust for philanthropic purposes. It exists to manage
donors’ legacy funds and make grants to support local community programs. Through community investments. the WECF
is able to establish partnerships to assist a broad range of community organizations. Learn more here: