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Thursday September 5th, 2013

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Pathway to Potential is hosting a community conversation around transportation barriers faced by community members across Windsor and Essex County.

Organized by Pathway to Potential’s employment and training working group, members of the group are hoping to engage with elected officials, municipal administration, job seekers, employers, students and the general public at this conversation.

“Job seekers within our county struggle daily to get to places of employment outside of their local communities,” said Gabe Ligotino, Employment Consultant at South Essex Community Council and member of Pathway to Potential’s working group. “There needs to be a means of transportation that allows [job seekers] to get to and from these places of employment. We are hoping as a group that we can conduct surveys, present our results to elected officials, and raise awareness of this important issue.”

CEO of Community Support Centre of Essex County, Tracey Bailey, said she is very excited to be part of the working group and conversation. “Transportation is a great barrier in Windsor-Essex County and as a lead in transportation the need is something we see everyday so we are very excited to be involved,” said Bailey.

The group is also collecting feedback with an online survey and planning to use the results to lead the conversation. Whether or not you can attend, completing the survey will be very beneficial to the group. The survey can be found online here.

The event takes place on on Wednesday, September 25th from 1pm to 3pm at the Tecumseh Arena.

If you are interested in attending the community conversation, you can register here.

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