Social Media Day celebrates social media’s impact on global communication, and Windsor is joining in on the fun on Friday, June 30th.

The Windsor Star, in partnership with WEtech Alliance, is proud to publish a special feature on Wednesday, June 28, to promote the businesses who are celebrating the occasion with the 7th annual Community Chalk Tweet. This year’s theme is Canada 150, and WEtech Alliance has joined forces with several Windsor-Essex municipalities, organizations, businesses and individuals to make this a fun community event open to all residents of our region.

This feature will appear in the Windsor Star, and will also be promoted on windsorstar.com’s Special Features section, as well as – of course! – shared socially with our tens of thousands of social media followers.


Wednesday, June 28 in the Windsor Star


End of day Friday, June 23rd.


OPTION 1 – Full Colour Ad 2 x 32 (1.9483” x 2.286”)
$125 for WEtech Alliance Members
$150 for non-WEtech Members

OPTION 2 – Full Colour Ad 10 x 40 (10.34” x 2.857”)
$600 for WEtech Alliance Members
$800 for non-WEtech Members


Please Contact: Anna Cabrera 519.255.5535 acabrera@postmedia.com

Click for image above to learn how we’re celebrating Social Media Day 2017!

Studio Y Fellowship Information Session – Windsor

WEtech Alliance & Studio Y will be co-hosting an information session at EPICentre UWindsor next Monday, June 19th from 12-1pm.

Studio Y is traveling across the province to engage young professionals and attract the next generation of Systems Leaders.

Studio Y is a part-time, flexible, and funded opportunity. This is an accessible program intended for all Ontarians where fellows meet at MaRS Discovery District for brief residencies throughout the year.

Ontario Scale-Up Vouchers Program

The Ontario Scale-Up Vouchers Program is a four-year, $32.4-million initiative funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development and Growth and the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science, and delivered through MaRS, Communitech and Invest Ottawa.

Ontario-based firms in technology- or innovation-intensive industries earning $1 million to $50 million in annual revenue that meet the following criteria are candidates for this program:

  • Already experiencing a 20% annual growth rate in revenue, sales or employment (for the most recent financial year); and/or
  • Have secured private investment of at least $2 million in the previous two years

Together: An Exhibition on Global Development Coming to #YQG May 18 & 20

Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s award winning mobile exhibition. Together: An exhibition on global development is a free, innovative mobile exhibition for all ages.  The exhibition is travelling across the country stimulating conversation about Canada’s role in reducing global poverty. Visitors are invited to climb aboard and explore a custom-built truck with 1,000 square feet of exhibition space.

In partnership with Global Affairs Canada, Aga Khan Foundation Canada has welcomed 40,000 visitors to the Together exhibition. With new stories and displays, the Together exhibition will tour for its third year in 2017 as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, celebrating Canada’s leadership in promoting a more peaceful, prosperous, equal, and pluralist world for all.

The exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for members of your community to come out and learn more about Canada’s role in reducing poverty and how they can get involved as global citizens. Please visit our website (www.akfc.ca/together) and watch our short two minute video for more information.

We invite you to come visit the exhibition and hope you enjoy your experience!

 May 18
L’Essor High School
13605 St Gregory’s Road, Tecumseh, ON
Thu 3:00 am – 5:00 pm

May 20
Windsor’s 125th Birthday Celebration
78 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, ON
Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm



Downtown Mission Social Enterprise: Now Recruiting

The Downtown Mission’s Enterprise Program is recruiting for students to participate in their new 40-Day Job-Readiness Training Program. The program includes classroom teaching and support, 5 Certifications and on-the-job training as well a special Downtown Mission Workplace Readiness Certificate.

Graduates will be placed with a Partner Employer in the Windsor-Essex Community for 3 months where they will continue to learn the skills of their chosen trade with the mentorship and support of the Enterprise Program Coordinator. As well, successful graduates will receive a monetary stipend at the end of their program.

Program will begin either May 15 or May 22 with interviews taking place Wednesday May 10 and Thursday May 11.

Request for Proposals: Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Website

The Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce is seeking a WordPress site redesign that is mobile-friendly. The redesign of the site will provide for the professional image of the Chamber to be communicated visually through a clean and fresh design.

The Chamber is seeking submissions and proposals outlining how your company would create a high-quality, professional website able to manage extensive information. The scope of the Request for Proposal document is to solicit proposals offering web design to come up with a straightforward solution to manage online content including such items as events, media releases, news, photos, and published policy issues, all the while fully integrating the site into different means of social networking.

For more information, please download the PDF document here. If you have any questions, contact Lindsey at lrivait@windsoressexchamber.org.

Let’s Hear Your Voice Windsor-Essex!

You’re invited to participate in the 4th annual WindsorEssex Community Foundation Vital Signs Survey.

Vital Signs is a community report that combines national, provincial, and local data, with residents’ views on important local issues. This report acts as a catalyst to engage our community in the on-going dialogue about who we are, what we do, why we do it, and where it can lead.

Who is the WindsorEssex Community Foundation (WECF)?
The WECF is a leader in philanthropy – we help to build a better Windsor-Essex by attracting and managing legacy funds, making grants to support local charities and programs, and bringing community partners together.

Purpose of the Vital Signs Survey
The purpose of the Vital Signs survey is to collect data of Windsor-Essex residents’ views of issues affecting their community. The results from this survey are combined with other data to create an all-encompassing report for our region.