Community Engagement

Community Engagement in Stage 1

In Stage 1 there were 70+ town hall discussions and other opportunities for individuals to ask questions and give feedback. In addition, members of the public were invited to give feedback on the criteria used to select the site and apply for a seat on the site-selection subcommittee. Experts involved in this stage of the project described the level of community engagement as 'unprecedented'.

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Community Engagement Stage 1A

More than 150 medical experts and community members were directly involved in the creation of the Phase 1A report. Through a series of discussions called change tables, participants determined what health care services currently exist, what services are needed, and which ones need to be enhanced. The groups focused on 12 areas of service including Mental Health and Addictions, Cardiac services, the Emergency Program, and Cancer services.

Group members developed a vision for how these services can be delivered in the future and came up with innovative ways to deliver some services outside of the hospital. Participants also discussed the possible implications these changes could have on community health service providers.

Community Engagement Stage 1B

The community had several opportunities to participate in Stage 1B:
  • The Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee have hosted two live Town Hall Broadcasts on AM800 where they answered questions from callers about the project.
  • The Steering Committee overseeing the planning of a new state-of-the-art hospital put out a request for individuals to sit on the Site Selection Subcommittee. Close to 80 applications were submitted. From that pool, 5 people were selected to sit on the subcommittee along with 6 other volunteers who are current or past Windsor Regional Hospital board members.
  • The criteria used to select a site for the new hospital was posted online for the public to review and provide feedback. Close to 600 people responded providing feedback on the criteria that was used to revise the final version of the criteria list.
  • More than 70 presentations were held with different community groups, many of them were open to the public. Participants had an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Engagement Gallery

The list below includes some of the opportunities members of the community have had to learn more about the project, speak with members of the planning team and engage throughout the process.


Mise à jour du projet,
assemblée publique virtuelle
9 mars 2023


Project Update,
Virtual Town Hall
March 7, 2023


Canadian Association for Retired Persons,
October 19, 2022

Canadian Association for Retired Persons

Together We Build - Public Spaces,
Virtual Town Hall
April 6, 2022


Together We Build: Imaging Services,
Virtual Town Hall
April 5, 2022


Together We Build: Cardiac Catheterization and Diagnostics,
Virtual Town Hall
April 4, 2022


Together We Build: Education and Learning Services,
Virtual Town Hall
March 31, 2022


Together We Build: Inpatient Services,
Virtual Town Hall
March 30, 2022


Together We Build: Cancer Care,
Virtual Town Hall
March 29, 2022


Together We Build: Surgical Services,
Virtual Town Hall
March 28, 2022


Together We Build: Birthing and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,
Virtual Town Hall
March 24, 2022


Together We Build: Paediatric Services,
Virtual Town Hall
March 23, 2022


Together We Build: Outpatient Services,
Virtual Town Hall
March 22, 2022


Together We Build: Emergency Services,
Virtual Town Hall
March 21, 2022


South Windsor Seniors,
February 7, 2020

South Windsor Seniors

March 5, 2018


Leadership Windsor Essex,
February 21, 2018

Leadership Windsor Essex

Rotary Club of Windsor-St. Clair,
September 12, 2017

Rotary Club of Windsor-St. Clair

Public Consultation, Roseland Golf and Curling Club,
July 5, 2017

Public Consultation

Unifor Local 444 Retirees,
May 25, 2017

Unifor Local 444 Retirees

Run for Windsor,
May 13, 2017

Run for Windsor

Women's Association, Lakeshore, St. Andrew’s Church,
May 3, 2017

Women's Association

TOWN HALL - Windsor Regional Hospital,
April 28, 2017

Town Hall

Medical Admin. Student Group, St. Clair College,
March 1, 2017


Leadership Windsor/Essex,
December 7, 2016

Leadership WindsorEssex

Vincent Massey High School: Health Care Science Class,
December 1, 2016


WATCH: Vincent Massey HS students share their thoughts on the new Windsor-Essex Hospitals System

November 30, 2016


Vincent Massey HS, Health Care Sciences Class,
November 28, 2016

Vincent Massey HS, Health Care Sciences Class

Essex County Chinese Canadian Association,
November 23, 2016

Essex County Chinese Canadian Association

Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County,
November 11, 2016

Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County

Lynn Martin phone in on AM800,
November 8, 2016

Lynn Martin

South Windsor Seniors,
November 4, 2016

South Windsor Seniors

India Canada Association,
September 23, 2016

India Canada Association

l'Entire de planification des coins de sane en francis Erie St. Clair-Sud-Ouest,
September 21, 2016

Erie St. Clair-Sud-Ouest

Transition to Betterness,
September 20, 2016

Transition to Betterness

Public Information Session, Collège Boréal,
September 7, 2016

College Boreal

Ambassadors Group Meeting,
August 23, 2016

Ambassadors Group

Canada D'Eh Run in Amherstburg, Ontario,
July 1, 2016

Canada D'Eh Run

Carrousel of the Nations - Fusion of Culture Festival,
June 11 & 12, 2016

Carrousel of the Nations

Ahamiyya Muslim Community Centre,
May 31, 2016

Ahamiyya Muslim Community Centre

Retired Teachers' League,
May 30, 2016

Retired Teachers' League

Condo Association, 75 Riverside Drive East,
May 4, 2016

Condo Association

Face to Face with John Fairley,
April 29, 2016

Face to Face

Public Town Hall Event - Libro Credit Union Centre in Amherstburg, Ontario,
April 13, 2016

Libro Credit Union Centre

Information Booth at Devonshire Mall,
February 20, 2016

Devonshire Mall

Town Hall: Exploring the Future of Healthcare with Dr. Rueben Devlin, President & CEO of Humber River Hospital and Lucy Brun, Partner at Agnew Peckham,
January 26, 2016

Dr. Rueben Devlin

Ambassador Group, Fogular Furlan,
January 25, 2016

January 25 2016 Ambassador Group

Lifetimes on Riverside,
January 15, 2016


Windsor-Essex Cancer Research Group,
January 15, 2016

Cancer Research Group

Lynn Martin Phone in on AM800,
January 8, 2016

Lynn Martin Phone in on AM800

DWBIA Town Hall Event,
November 11, 2015

DWBIA Town Hall Event

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918),
September 21, 2015

September 21 2015 Rotary Club

Probus Club of Windsor-Essex,
September 9, 2015

Probus Club of Windsor-Essex

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce & Windsor Essex Development Corporation,
June 16, 2015

Chamber of Commerce

Moramos Shrine Club,
June 11, 2015

Moramos Shrine Club

May 21, 2015


University of Windsor Public Event,
April 15, 2015

University of Windsor Public Event

Lakeshore/Tecumseh Public Event,
April 7, 2015

Lakeshore/Tecumseh Public Event

Town of Kingsville,
February 10, 2015

Town of Kingsville

Joint Council Orientation Session,
January 14, 2015

Joint Council Orientation Session

Unifor Local 444 Retirees,
December 10, 2014

Unifor Local 444 Retirees

WATCH: Local 444 President Dino Chiodo speak about the new hospital.

WATCH: Former Local 444 President, Ken Lewenza, speak about the new hospital.

Odette School of Business,
November 26, 2014

Odette School of Business

November 12, 2014


Leadership Windsor Essex,
November 12, 2014

Letter from Leadership Windsor Essex

Leadership Windsor Essex

Cogeco Cable 11 - Plugged IN,
November 11, 2014

Plugged IN

Schulich School of Medicine Integration Weekend - Windsor Campus,
November 8, 2014

Schulich School of Medicine

Office Administration Medical, OMA Clinic Day, St. Clair College,
October 23, 2014

Office Administration Medical, OMA Clinic Day, St. Clair College

Unifor Local 200 Retirees,
October 9, 2014

Unifor Local 200 Retirees

John McGivney Children's Centre,
September 11, 2014

John McGivney Children's Centre

Amica at Windsor, Retirement Residence,
July 21, 2014


Windsor Executives Association Meeting,
May 1, 2014

Windsor Executives Association Meeting

Kiwanis Club Windsor Roseland,
April 9, 2014

Kiwanis Club

All Saints Anglican Church,
April 6, 2014

All Saints Anglican Church

Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association,
March 4, 2014

Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association

Windsor Regional Hospital Retirees,
February 26, 2014

Windsor Regional Hospital Retirees

Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards,
February 21, 2014

Chamber of Commerce

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918),
January 27, 2014

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)