Board of Directors Recruitment


ENWIN Group and the Windsor Utilities Commission


Qualified persons wishing to be appointed to the Board(s) of the ENWIN Group (Windsor Canada Utilities Ltd., ENWIN Utilities Ltd., ENWIN Energy Ltd.) and/or the Windsor Utilities Commission are invited to apply by submitting a completed Application Form and a recent resume.  All applicants, including current Board members seeking re-appointment, must provide both the resume and completed written application form, demonstrating how they meet the organization’s desired skills and qualifications for Board members (see Application Form and the Desired Competencies List for further details).

Click here for the Application Form. Paper copies are available at ENWIN’s main office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (787 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor) beginning January 2, 2019.  Questions regarding an application should be directed to ENWIN’s Corporate Secretary at secretary@enwin.com, or by calling 519-255-2888 ext. 720.  The deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

If you require accommodation for any part of the application process, please advise ENWIN's Human Resources Department at 519-255-2888, ext 750.

Board Application Form

Electronic Completion Instructions:

  1. Click the Board Application Form link (above) to open the Board Application Form.  Immediately click the download button to save the file to your computer.  You must save the file to your computer rather than working within a browser window in order for your data entry to be saved.

  2. Fill in the application form with your responses.  Text should auto-size, i.e. shrink, to accommodate longer responses, if necessary.  (If text does not auto-size, please continue your answers in a separate text document, such as Word, with questions clearly labelled).

  3. Ensure that your application is signed.  This can be done electronically by adding a digital signature, or simply by typing your name in the signature or date field.

  4. Re-save your completed Board Application Form to your computer.  Do not print to pdf.

  5. Email your application and resume to secretary@enwin.com.  Only documents saved in .pdf and .doc formats will be accepted.

Organization Profiles

ENWIN Group of Companies
The ENWIN Group of Companies is composed of three corporations, each of which has its own board.  The Corporation of the City of Windsor is the ultimate shareholder for the ENWIN Group.  The City holds 100% of the shares in Windsor Canada Utilities (“WCU”).  WCU holds 100% of the shares in each of ENWIN Energy Ltd. and ENWIN Utilities Ltd.

Windsor Utilities Commission
The Windsor Utilities Commission (“WUC”) is an affiliate of the ENWIN Group and has deeply interwoven historic and contemporary connections with the ENWIN Group through shared Management, Financing, and Water System Responsibilities.


Windsor Canada Utilities Ltd. (“WCU”)
Windsor Canada Utilities Ltd. (“WCU”) is incorporated pursuant to the Ontario Business Corporations Act (“OBCA”).  WCU is the holding company and is responsible for provide a shareholder direction to the ENWIN Group  thus ensuring it operates within the overall shareholder direction established by City Council for WCU and also maximizes value for its shareholder.   WCU is in turn the shareholder of ENWIN Energy Ltd. and ENWIN Utilities Ltd.  WCU has no employees.  The very limited management functions are performed by EWU Management.

As the Holding Company for the ENWIN Group, WCU is responsible for setting the corporate strategy for the ENWIN group within the parameters of applicable corporate law and the formal shareholder directions from City Council.  WCU is also responsible for ensuring sufficient financing for the ENWIN Group.

WCU Meetings and Other Commitments

  • This Board typically meets 5 times per year.  
  • This Board’s Audit & Finance Committee typically meets 5 times per year.
  • Board meetings are typically held at 2:00 p.m.
  • From time-to-time, ENWIN Group on its own or with the Windsor Utilities Commission will host Strategy Sessions and Education Days for the benefit of Directors, Management, and Staff.  Directors are also invited to other corporate events and professional development sessions.

ENWIN Energy Ltd. (“EWE”)
ENWIN Energy Ltd. (“EWE”) is a small company incorporated pursuant to the Ontario Business Corporations Act (“OBCA”).  EWE provides ancillary energy services that by provincial regulation may not be housed in ENWIN Utilities Ltd.  Having exited non-core businesses over time, EWE now primarily focuses on providing streetlight services to the City of Windsor.  It has recently entered into a 50% joint venture with Tessonics and thus has a 50% ownership in a company providing ancillary services.  EWE has no employees.  The very limited management functions are performed by EWU Management.

EWE Meetings and Other Commitments 

  • This Board typically meets 5 times per year.  
  • This Board has no committees.
  • Board meetings are typically held at 1:00 p.m.
  • From time-to-time, ENWIN Group on its own or with the Windsor Utilities Commission will host Strategy Sessions and Education Days for the benefit of Directors, Management, and Staff.  Directors are also invited to other corporate events and professional development sessions.

ENWIN Utilites Ltd. (“EWU”)
ENWIN Utilities Ltd. (“EWU”) owns and operates the local electricity distribution system and is the local water system operator.  EWU is a large company incorporated pursuant to the Ontario Business Corporations Act (“OBCA”).  EWU is licenced and regulated by the Ontario Energy Board pursuant to the Electricity Act and the Ontario Energy Board Act.   For more on ENWIN, visit www.enwin.com.

EWU Meetings and Other Commitments

  • This Board typically meets 5 times per year.  
  • This Board’s Audit & Finance Committee typically meets 5 times per year.  
  • This Board’s Governance Committee typically meets 2 times per year.
  • Board meetings are typically held at 9:00 a.m.
  • From time-to-time, ENWIN Group on its own or with the Windsor Utilities Commission will host Strategy Sessions and Education Days for the benefit of Directors, Management, and Staff.  Directors are also invited to other corporate events and professional development sessions.

Windsor Utilities Commission (“WUC”)
The Windsor Utilities Commission (“WUC”) is not a subsidiary of WCU or the City of Windsor.  It is utility created by a special purpose provincial statute in 1935, and it is a local board of the City of Windsor.  

WUC owns Windsor’s water system.  While many municipalities have exercised the option provided in the Municipal Act to revert water system ownership to the municipality, the City of Windsor has enjoyed financial and liability-mitigation benefits by preserving the historic public utility model.

The WUC Board is composed of Commissioners, which are akin to Directors.  The Board of Commissioners (sometimes referred to as “the Commission”):

  • ensures the water system is sufficiently funded and invested in
  • sets local water rates
  • approves the operating and capital budget of WUC
  • establishes water conservation targets
  • oversees the performance of the water system operator (EWU)

For more on WUC, visit www.wuc.on.ca.

WUC Meetings and Other Commitments

  • This Board typically meets 5 times per year.  
  • This Board’s Audit & Finance Committee typically meets 5 times per year.
  • This Board’s Governance Committee typically meets 2 times per year.
  • Board meetings are typically held at 10:30 a.m.
  • From time-to-time, WUC on its own or with the ENWIN Group will host Strategy Sessions and Education Days for the benefit of Commissioners.  Commissioners are also invited to other corporate events and professional development sessions.

Click here for the Application Form.

For City of Windsor Committee, Agency, Board and Commission recruitment, click here