Vital Signs Report Users See Value

The agencies, businesses and community leaders who use the Vital Signs report are welcoming the latest version.

The 5th edition of the report by the Windsor-Essex Community Foundation has been released.

Multicultural Council Director of Programs and Development and Ward 1 City Councillor, Fred Francis, sees a positive reflection of the newcomer community.

"Newcomers who come here really do have that work ethic that ambition and to make a better life for themselves and their families, but ultimately to be good responsible citizens," says Francis.

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Windsor Essex Community Foundation Executive Director Lisa Kolody (by AM800's Peter Langille)

Workforce Windsor-Essex Executive Director, Michelle Suchiu, says the report helps to enhance the information received from industry and education institutions.

"This is a really nice complement to look at and see are there any gaps between those two sets of data and how can we use that data to lay out our plans for the local employment planning council," says Suchiu.

She adds that nearly 1 in 4 people working in Windsor-Essex is an immigrant and the report helps inform programming.

Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation CEO, Stephen MacKenzie, says the report is a valuable resource.

"Very important to get the feedback and very important for residents to know that they have a chance to have input to help drive the development and continue the development of the community," says MacKenzie.

For the full report, CLICK HERE.