Posts Categorized: News

Support Your Local Food Bank!

Food banks are “the canary in the coal mine” says a recent report by Food Banks Canada; an indicator of our national wellbeing. When food banks thrive with full shelves and a manageable number of visitors, we can be confident that communities are well and the most vulnerable have access to resources and supports. That… Read more »

Partnering for Child & Family Mental Health

Families in Chatham-Kent will have a chance to recharge this year thanks to a program offered by Linck Child, Youth & Family Supports, and funded by Women United, an affinity group of the United Way, Chatham-Kent. The Family Respite Program offers support to children and families affected by mental health challenges. It provides opportunities for… Read more »

Chatham Maroons Face Off for Mental Health

The spotlight is on the Chatham Maroons doing their part for youth mental health. The team stars in a new video promoting the Be Safe app for mental health. It can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/tFTZ4ZQHUM0 Be Safe was implemented within the Chatham-Kent region in May 2023 as an initiative of the Mental Health Table, a… Read more »

211: Where Anyone Can Turn To For Help

During the last two years, people across the country have grappled with significant affordability challenges and the increasing frequency of climate events such as floods, fires, and storms. During this time, 211 has been a crucial resource for many people. Many local governments have also responded by referring residents to 211 to find the help… Read more »

We’re Hiring!

We’re hiring! Accounting Clerk 26-Week Contract, full time Reporting to the CEO, the Accounting Clerk collaborates with the Finance Coordinator and is responsible for the day-to-day data entry that supports the organization and its work within the local community. The Accounting Clerk takes a direct role in bookkeeping and preparation of finance-related reports for internal… Read more »

NATIONAL HOUSING DAY – Housing is a Human Right

November 22, 2023 – Canada is in the midst of a housing crisis. Affordability, homelessness, and lack of safe and adequate housing are all growing issues that deeply affect almost every community across the country. United Way Centraide Canada is renewing its focus on housing to shape our unique contribution towards the issues of affordable… Read more »

We’re Hiring!

We’re hiring! Resource Development Associate 16-week contract, full time Flexible hours Summary Working under the direction of the Interim Chief Executive Officer, the Resource Development Associate supports resource development and fundraising income through direct work on strategies including, but not limited to the annual fundraising campaign, special events, sponsorships, individual giving, and workplace campaigns. The… Read more »

United Way of Chatham-Kent Launches Civil Action

    From the News Release: Chatham-Kent, October 2, 2023 – United Way of Chatham-Kent (UWOCK) is launching a civil action against a former employee regarding an alleged misappropriation of funds. The Board and Executive Team takes this matter very seriously and wants to ensure transparency with our many supporters about these allegations. A civil… Read more »

Enbridge Kick-Off Marks 75 Years of Partnership

UWOCK staff and friends were excited to join Enbridge Gas at two locations last week for the annual kick-off to the fall campaign season.     The sun was shining as Enbridge Gas staff at the Dawn/Euphemia and Chatham locations celebrated the annual event with food, fun, special guests and a raffle at each location… Read more »