CUP is an initiative to revitalize neighbourhoods in Windsor, and support community growth and development.
First launched in 2005, and now part of FSWE, CUP works to reduce residents’ depth of poverty by addressing gaps in services and enhancing opportunities in six areas of a person’s life: mental and physical health, advocacy and access to networks, education, recreation, food security, and community sharing and mobilization.
CUP’s mission is to revitalize neighbourhoods, build resilience, and create a healthy, supportive community for all through effective community partnerships.
CUP’s services and programming are offered through four types of relationships that we create with our service users, residents in the neighbourhoods we work in, and agencies with whom we work closely with throughout the city:
- Civic engagement
- Community resources
- Resident Committees and Student Partnerships
- Field Education and Service Learning with an interdisciplinary approach
Since it’s inception in 2005, CUP has achieved its work inspired by the following values:
After School Programs
Glengarry Homework Club
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 4-5pm.
Location: 495 Glengarry Ave, Thompson Tower, 1st Floor.
United Way, in partnership with CUP, offers a free after-school program designed for children ages 5-12. The program offers help in math, literacy, and other general homework.
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 519 – 966 – 8203 or https://www.facebook.com/GlengarryHomeworkClub/
Reginald After School Programs
Contact Information: (226) 340-4954 or https://www.facebook.com/Ready-Reginald-102072404798940/
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 3:30pm – 4:45pm
STARS is an afterschool program for children ages 6-10 years old, that focuses on improving their social skills in a nurturing and safe environment. A supportive team of caring adults provide structured activities for the children while allowing freedom to choose from different activities such as art, music, board games, or anything that is of interest to them. Some of the weekly activities include WE-STEAM (Windsor Essex – Science Technology Engineering Art Math) from the United Way, baking programs, homework help, social skills programming, and movie nights.
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 3:30pm-6:30pm
READY is an afterschool program for youth ages 11-17 years old. This program is focused on improving social and life skills while existing in a nurturing and safe environment. A supportive team of caring adults provide an environment for the youth that promotes healthy conversation about all topics. The youth participate in evenings consisting of conversation, playing board games, homework help, cooking meals for themselves and their peers, enjoying movies and any other social/life skills the youth express interest in.
Jumpstart Skateboard Program
About the program
Other Programs and Services
CUP has been involved with creating a community garden, making site meals, coordinating food distribution, facilitating vegetable drop-offs, organizing community BBQs and luncheons, and hosting cooking classes.
Health & Well-being
Activities or events that CUP has helped curate that promote the health and well-being of service users include hosting a Wellness Day, a Health Fair, Blood-Pressure Clinics, delivering Counselling Services, Crisis Intervention, Case Management, Problem-Solving, Anger Management Groups, Music Therapy, Health Awareness Presentations, HIV and STI Testing Campaigns, Free Haircuts by St. Clair College, Mental Health Screening, Prostate Awareness, Diabetes Awareness, Pharmacy Visits, Personal Hygiene Awareness, Clothing Drive
CUP works with service users to teach them Job Search and Resume skills, delivered Settlement Services, Homework Clubs, Computer Literacy, Educational Field Trips, English Conversational Groups health fairs, parenting classes, Partner Assault Response Program, Cultural Celebrations, Information Workshops, and Legal Clinic Representation.
CUP advocates with (and on behalf of) its service users to organize office hours, Counselling, Forms clinics, Referrals, Case Finding, Donations/Grant Writing, Grant Implementation, Site Projects
Community Sharing & Mobilization
CUP offers Legal health check-ups, Yard Sales, Resident-Led Committees, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Reviews, Ward Meetings, Resident Focus Group, Talent Profile, Police/Fire Safety Workshops, Community Housing Meeting, Community Meals
CUP organizes Bingo, Movie Day, Arts and Crafts, Field Trips, Sporting Events, Pet Visits, Youth and Adult Athletic Program, Movie Day, Bake Sales, Holiday Events.
CUP is a Teaching Centre that works in collaboration with post-secondary schools to provide Micro, Mezza and Maco placement experiences that enhance student learning. Our main post-secondary institutions include, but are not limited to the University of Windsor, St. Clair College and Wayne State University.
Students Placement Include:
- Child and Youth Care
- Bachelors of Social Work
- Masters of Social Work
- Bachelors of Science – Nursing
- Social Service Work – Gerontology Program
- Bachelors of Human Kinetics
- Bachelors of Music Therapy
CUP is proud to work with a diverse range of partners in Windsor.
These include the Glengarry Nonprofit Housing Corporation, as well as:
Thank you for considering making a donation!
Although all of our programs are offered to our service users at no cost, any additional donations help us deliver programs and services not currently funded from other donors or grants.
Send us an e-mail at email@example.com or call us at 519-966-8203 to learn more!
If you’re a youth looking for community service hours to graduate high school, or perhaps you’re an adult who is interested in gaining mentoring and tutoring experience, specifically with youth, we can help!
The READY Program is an after-school homework support program for youth ages 12 through 17. Volunteers can expect the following qualifications, tasks and duties:
- Experience working with youth aged 12 to 19 from diverse backgrounds
- Leadership and mentoring skills
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Time-management skills; ability to plan, organize, and execute event directives
- Ability to motivate and encourage others
- Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to seek out opportunities for program improvement and individual learning
Tasks & Duties
- Ensure that program activities and processes align with CUP’s mission and values
- Complete relevant research and reports as instructed by supervisor
- Document attendance and assistance requests using appropriate forms
- Make recommendations for future events and activities
- Participate in program evaluation processes (i.e. focus groups, survey distribution, etc.)
- Delegate tasks according to team strengths
- Prepare and implement program activities (i.e. homework, recreational opportunities, etc.)
Please contact Paulina Gillett at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 226-340-4952 to learn more.