The free events welcome everyone to attend which will kick off with a Flag Raising Ceremony at the Civic Centre TUESDAY 2013 OCT 15 11:30AM followed by an open house at the Chatham Kent Public Library from Noon- 2PM. If transportation is a barrier to attending the event in your community, please contact for complementary bus passes or NeighbourLink at 519-352-5647 to pre-arrange a ride. Other library open houses will take place Wednesday Oct 162013 11-1PM in Wheatley and Thursday Oct 17 at 5-7PM in Wallaceburg.

The Prosperity Roundtable is multi-sector community group dedicated to reducing poverty and building the capacity of the community to enhance quality of life for all citizens of Chatham Kent. Public Awareness and Education, a working group of the Prosperity Roundtable, together with community partners is offering open houses at local libraries which includes free food, swag bags, and raffle prizes.   

Prosperity Roundtable of Chatham Kent membership is representative of Chatham-Kent citizens, businesses and community organizations committed to reducing poverty in Chatham-Kent. Co-Ordinator of the Poverty Reduction Roundtable, Danielle Shaw states that “we work collaboratively to create a Chatham Kent that is truly a great place to live, work and play”. Shaw reminds us that “… we are all affected by poverty so it is up to all of us to take action”.  

Access to the Internet is essential for meaningful work, education and community life. This means that it is so important to have accessible use of computers and ongoing computer skills development for everyone in our community. “Chatham Kent Library is a FREE gateway to the many resources available through technology” noted Tania Sharp Manager of Public Services for Chatham Kent Public Library. This is why this years’ Awareness Campaign events are being held at selected Libraries across Chatham Kent.

For more information about the events or The Prosperity Roundtable of Chatham Kent see