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Windsor Corporate Challenge Raises Over $100,000 for Windsor’s First Youth Wellness Hub

windsoriteDOTca – Published July 1/21

The Ninth Annual Windsor Corporate Challenge has been declared a success by organizers.

The Windsor Corporate Challenge looked different this year than it has in the past, but it still brought co-workers together and saw companies compete against one another.

Using an app, teams of five set off on the WCC Amazing Race Challenge through Walkerville, where they visited local sites, answered trivia questions, took photos, and completed challenges. Points were awarded for creativity, speed, spirit, and overall teamwork to see which company would come out on top.

In total, $102,500 was raised to support Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Foundation and Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County in the establishment of Windsor’s first Youth Wellness Hub. The Hub will bring health care and social services under one roof to make it easier for young people to access mental health and substance use support services.

“I am beyond impressed by how our teams came together this year,” says Meighen Nehme, Founder of Windsor Corporate Challenge and President and CEO of The Job Shoppe. “Despite the pandemic and the separation, everyone brought the same enthusiasm and spirit to this event as we have seen in the past. We could not have done it without the continuous generosity of our sponsors and our community who came together during a challenging time to support such a worthy cause.”

Workforce Windsor-Essex came out on top as the overall winner of the 2021 Windsor Corporate Challenge. Many other teams proved themselves as well in other areas.

The top fundraising team was the Stigma Smashers from Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, with $4,870.00 raised. In second was Team Intaxicated from Grant Thornton LLP with $3,165.00, and third place was Team #2 from Bartlet and Richardes LLP with $2,760.00. The top individual fundraisers included Audrey from Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital Stigma Smashers with $2,860.00, Justeen from Bartlet and Richardes LLP with $2,735.00, and Bianca from The Monty’s with $2,000.00. Additionally, the CMHA Windsor-Essex Stay-at-Homies took home the Team Spirit Award.

“To all the teams, businesses, and community members who helped support Windsor Corporate Challenge, we are extremely grateful,” states Bill Marra, Vice President of External Affairs. “Your teamwork and generosity will help the Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Foundation establish a much-needed service in our community.”

The 10th annual Windsor Corporate Challenge takes place on Saturday, June 18th, 2022, and they hope it will be in person.