WECCC

The Windsor-Essex Compassion Care Community is citizens, families, neighbours, service providers, businesses and community leaders who believe in the power of community. We want to become one of Canada’s most compassionate communities.

Email: info@weccc.ca

Phone: 519-974-2581 Ext 2420

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 Services and Action Projects

Our unique WECCC system is designed to strengthen and bridge physical, mental, social and spiritual care across the lifespan.  
 
We work with partners to encourage individuals to self-rate their quality of life; offer them goal-oriented action planning to address their unique challenges and opportunities; and generate information to aid community and neighbourhood connection, system navigation, and care provision – see below for details of services currently provided. 
 
WECCC services are available through the WECCC Project Management Office at Hospice, as well as through our compassion care hub partners and some of our partner agencies. WECCC services work best when they are interconnected.

Identifying people who could use community help

Caring Conversations (Neighbours survey)


We are promoting the use of a shared quality of life self-assessment tool (Neighbours survey) across the whole community. Each survey participant receives their own personalized report with suggestions as to how they might address their unique challenges and opportunities related to physical, mental health, social, and spiritual wellness. Community partners receive a quarterly report with group results. The community also has access in near real time to population health outcomes and progress over time. 


First Response@ WECCC


We are partnering with Emergency Medical Services, Police, and Fire services to ensure people who may be isolated receive information about how they can get connected through WECCC.

Supporting Individuals And Families

Sharing My Journey: 1:1 support 


Trained staff and volunteers provide one-to-one in home support to people with serious illness and their families for person-directed goals, making community connections, system navigation, personalized care planning with service providers, and sharing time and talents to help others. This sets up a life-long process of community care and connection. Our Vulnerable Persons’ Program has a focus on working with individuals who are homeless, living in poverty or extremely isolated (including those with mental health and addictions needs)
 

Health Tapestry@ WECCC


Primary care providers are increasing access to health and community-based programs by bringing together inter-professional health care teams, volunteers, community linkage and technology.   

Educating Community

Advanced Care Planning


Raises awareness about the importance of communicating our wishes about personal care, if we are unable to speak for ourselves.


Being Connected (Loneliness Education)


This is a 1.5 hour interactive information session on the topic of loneliness. We provide information about why loneliness is occurring, how to prevent it and how to overcome it.

Building Connected Neighbourhoods

Neighbours Teams


People, agencies, volunteers, and community partners work together to build strong neighbourhoods, where people care for and support each other.  We organize activities for people to meet, match and exchange interests and experiences with each other. Informed by their quality of life self-assessment, Neighbours participants identify opportunities and activities they would like to do more and/or time and talents they would like to share with others.  

Compassion Care Hubs

We are working with local champions to build a network of compassionate community hubs across Windsor and Essex county, to improve access and reach hard to serve populations


Compassionate Kingsville


Assumption Cares (West Windsor)


Compassionate Amherstburg


Compassionate University of Windsor


WeTrans - Strengthening our Trans and Queer community, their families friends and allies 
 

Public Awareness 

WECCC hosts regular public events including: Compassion awards; Art Competitions; Music Competition; Book readings;  Compassion Week at the Mall;  Conference workshops, community dialogues, etc

Research

WECCC has been designed as a long-term population health research initiative and learning health system. We are currently participating in the following research studies:

  1. College Social Innovation Fund (with Humber college) 1.

  2. Community Care Management System (with University of Windsor)

  3. Simple C Companion (with Simple C)

  4. RESPECT End of Life Calculator (with Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)

  5. Health Tapestry Trial (with McMaster)

  6. INSPIR to Pharmacy (with McMaster and U of T) 

  7. Neighbourhood Trial Project (feasibility with HPCO Research COP)

  8. Developmental evaluation of compassionate communities in Ontario (with HPCO)