Another Powerful Partnership: ENWIN Supports JMCC Play McGivney Project

June 29, 2017

"We are proud to be working with the John McGivney Children’s Centre, to help build a playground and nature experience that will provide a learning and development playscape where children can learn, play, develop and interact with others from the community. This project shows that we are more powerful when we work together." Helga Reidel, President & CEO, ENWIN

Windsor ON: A group of ENWIN employees kicked off the official start of summer with a trip to the John McGivney Children’s Centre (JMCC), to visit with children and staff and to witness first-hand ENWIN’s contribution.

“We are happy to be partnering with JMCC to help build an accessible outdoor area for play and therapy,” said Helga Reidel, President and CEO at ENWIN. “This project reflects the values of our employees, who have a long history of dedication to helping those in the community who most need our support.”

A team of six ENWIN employees, including Jim Pearce and Tim Elvidge from ENWIN’s water division, Joel Rodier and Mike Wirag from electricity, took a walk with JMCC staff and JMCC school authority teachers and students, to the site of the soon-to-be-opened playground. A sneak peek showed that the Balance Trax provided by ENWIN, which will be used to help children overcome walking and balance challenges, has been installed and is almost ready to be used by kids for fun and development.

“It has been our long-term goal to build an outdoor, inclusive play and therapy space at JMCC,” said Elaine Whitmore, CEO, JMCC. “We are grateful to companies like ENWIN who are helping to make this dream come true for our children, their families and our community.”

“An inclusive, supportive environment is also one of our priorities,” said Ms. Reidel. “ENWIN’s community support program was created to develop partnerships that help our community to support all its members. This project certainly fits the bill.”

The playground was designed as an inclusive space for play, adventure and exploration for individuals of all abilities. Construction of the playground will be completed in mid-July. JMCC will celebrate the official grand opening of Play McGivney in September, and ENWIN is planning to be there.

“This is an exciting project for JMCC and for ENWIN, and we can’t wait to celebrate the opening,” concluded Ms. Reidel. “The true power really does lie in working together.”

ENWIN Utilities Ltd. (ENWIN) is the licensed electricity distribution company, serving customers in the City of Windsor. ENWIN is also licensed operator for the water system owned by Windsor Utilities Commission. ENWIN works to provide a safe, reliable source of electricity and water for our community.

The John McGivney Children's Centre (JMCC) provides rehabilitative services to the Windsor and Essex County community, enriching the lives of children and youth with special needs by helping them reach their full potential. In 2015-16 more than 2,800 individuals received service from one or more of JMCC’s programs.