The “425″ Centre for Community Innovationphoto

What a great place to work! We are a hub of activity and a resource centre for the entire community. The United Way Centre for Community Innovation is more than just the “home” of the staff and volunteers for the annual campaign, it is also home to a number of local non-profits and community initiatives such as:

  • Chatham Kent Weekend Islamic School
    Conferencing Program
  • Municipality of Chatham-Kent Local Immigration Partnership Project
  • Chatham-Kent Block Parent Program Inc.
  • St. Clair Catholic District School Board “Step Forward“ Program
  • Changing Ways Anger Management Program

On April 1, 2006, we moved into our new facility at 425 McNaughton Avenue West. On June 28, 2010 – with special thanks to the Fisher family for providing United Way with an interest free mortgage – we purchased our own home – and created the United Way Centre for Community Innovation. Our dream came true!

Our volunteer Board of Directors, staff team and tenants at “The 425” are especially proud of our new home for several reasons:


We are on a bus route, have ample parking for tenants and visitors and a wonderful relationship with our next door neighbour – Our Saviours Lutheran Church – which provides extra parking and opens their facility for specific community impact programs such as our BackPacks for Kids Program.


Our building represents a cost-savings to United Way based on comparable leasing options. In with a recent grant from The Ontario Trillium Foundation, we were able to make some renovations to our internal space to generate efficiencies in the cost of heating and cooling our premises.


Our newly renovated space is designed to house staff and facilitate day-to-day functions of the organization – in a comfortable and welcoming environment. But … our primary goal in acquiring “The 425” was to create a collaborative space that benefits all of Chatham-Kent. We offer a Training Room, Library, Board Room and Kitchen – for community building initiatives that are designed to improve lives and build community! Change starts here.

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For more information about renting space at “The 425” please contact Amanda Chartrand at 519.354.0430 or