2015-2016 Membership Application

(for the period 2015 APR 01 to 2016 MAR 31)
No Fee for 2015-2016

The undersigned hereby makes application for admission as a member of the Corporation, such application to take effect upon acceptance by the Board of Directors of the Corporation.

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The following is an excerpt from the By-Laws of the Corporation – approved by the General Membership at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 2013 APR 24. Read the rest of this entry »

10th Annual Chatham-Kent Amazing Race All-Star Edition

The 2015 Chatham-Kent Amazing Race will have a lot of familiar faces as the 10th year for the event is being billed as the “All-Star” Edition. In the first of a number of new exciting twists, racers from the previous nine years will be invited to sign up for the race before applications will be open to the general public.

Previous racers can sign up with their original partner, another race alumnus, or with a new partner to create their “All Star” team. The deadline for the “All Star” teams to submit an application is April 27, 2015. Only 40 teams will be accepted so do not hesitate to get your application in! If 40 applications have not been received by the deadline, applications will then be open to the public.

To apply online or download an application package visit www.ckamazingrace.com.

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Registration opens for first CKNN Conference

Registration for the first Chatham-Kent Nonprofit Network Spring conference is now open. This daylong event held at the John D. Bradley Centre on Friday, April 24, 2015 will bring together nonprofits and charities from all parts of Chatham-Kent.

The lineup of inspiring speakers includes representatives from Imagine Canada, Ontario Nonprofit Network, Pillar Nonprofit Network, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Chatham-Kent Police Service Community Mobilization Strategy and Chatham-Kent Police Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.

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Calling all artists for Chatham-Kent Timeraiser”i”

Are you a local artist? Want to be paid for your art while supporting a good cause? Chatham-Kent Timerraiser “i” is looking for local artists to submit their work for consideration by Friday, March 20, 2015.  

United Way of Chatham-Kent has partnered once again with the Timeraiser organization to bring this energizing and meaningful event to our community. The result will benefit Chatham-Kent with a significant investment in emerging artists and new long-term volunteer relationships for local nonprofits. 

Timeraiser is described as “part volunteer fair, part silent art auction and part night on the town”. Throughout the evening participants meet with different nonprofit agencies and charities and match their skills to the agencies’ need. Once they have made their match, participants are then eligible to bid on artwork. Rather than bid money for artwork, participants bid volunteer hours to these organizations. The event is a way for people to find causes and for agencies to connect with skilled volunteers. Timeraisers mission is to “bring people to causes and causes to people.” 

At the first Chatham-Kent Timeraiser “i” $2,580.00 was invested in our local artists. Art can be submitted for the 2015 Timeraiser “i” at http://chatham-kent.timeraiser.ca

Thank you to current sponsors the United Way Women’s Leadership Council, Ursuline Sisters, Retro Suites, The Chilled Cork, Jazzbah and William Street Café. If you or your organization wishes to sponsor a piece of art or to learn more about this exciting event, please contact Erica Kitchen at 519-354-0430 or erica@uwock.ca.


Union Gas produces “Changing Lives” – an impact video


On the heels of its successful 2014 campaign, United Way of Chatham-Kent would like to thank the community for its generosity.  By trusting United Way to wisely invest funds raised in local programs and services, a measureable difference is made for people in need of a hand-up.  

To thank their employees for contributions to the recent United Way campaign, Union Gas has created a video titled “Changing Lives,” that showcases the impact their support has on the community.  It features Derek Beselaere, a Board member and participant at New Beginnings, ABI and Stroke Recovery Association, and Benjamin Kerr, a client of Canadian Mental Health Association.  Their lives have been drastically changed because of community services supported by the funds raised during the annual United Way Campaign. 

“Union Gas has captured beautifully and in an impactful way, the difference that United Way makes in our communities,” said Helen Heath, Director, Community Impact for United Way of Chatham-Kent. “They are a valued partner in supporting healthy, vibrant communities and investing in services that create and sustain positive change.” 

During the 2014 Annual Campaign, Union Gas employees, contractors and retirees, along with a company match, invested $1,019,921 in their communities. Of this total, $634,580 was raised and invested in Chatham-Kent.