Fabio Costante was born and raised in Windsor-Essex and has lived in Windsor's west end for most of his life. Passionate about his community, Fabio founded a blog in 2010, (ourwestend.com) that initially focused on sharing information related to crime in the neighbourhood and later developed into a powerful engagement tool for residents throughout the west end. Many residents engaged on the blog, and within a few years, Fabio was approached by the United Way Windsor-Essex to launch a neighbourhood renewal program. In 2013, the Our West End Neighbourhood Renewal program was launched--a grassroots initiative focused on community development and capacity building through resident engagement and empowerment.
Some notable achievements of Our West End include developing a comprehensive strategy for West Windsor and a Roundtable comprised of resident leaders from across the west end; advocacy on maintaining and developing parks, community centres, and general amenities in the neighbourhoods; organizing dozens of town halls, crime prevention training for residents; and supporting existing initiatives throughout Ward 2's four distinct neighbourhoods.
In 2014, Fabio was elected as a Trustee on the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board representing Wards 2 and 9. During his time on the Board of Trustees, Fabio, along with his colleagues, secured millions of dollars for capital improvements and programming for Catholic schools in Windsor's west end.
Fabio achieved three degrees from the University of Windsor: a Business Commerce Degree, Honours in Business and Economics (B.Comm.) in 2007, a Masters of Business Administration Degree (M.B.A.) in 2008, and a Juris Doctor Law Degree (J.D.) in 2013. Fabio is the recipient of the “Rising Star” award from the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce (2013), the “Changing Lives” award from the United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex (2013), the “Community Champion” award from the University of Windsor (2013), the "Odyssey" award from the University of Windsor Alumni Association (2015), and the "Emerging Leaders in the Law" award from University of Windsor Law (2018).
Fabio has been practicing law since his call to the bar in June 2014. In early 2018, Fabio launched his own law firm, proudly located in the heart of Sandwich Town. Fabio is married to Leann, and they share a little family dog named Orlando. They are members of Assumption Parish where they got married.