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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 »

Announcement regarding personnel change

      MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release Friday, September 8, 2023      Chatham – United Way of Chatham-Kent would like to announce an organizational change as Barbara Palace has resigned from her position as Chief Executive Officer. This change is in effect immediately. We thank Barb for her hard work and caring, and… Read more »

Flashback Friday: Our Devoted Donors

This week’s Flashback Friday comes from the Chatham Daily News on November 3, 1959, when we took the opportunity to thank the many donors who had contributed to the Red Feather Fund (as campaigns were once called). Zoom in on the article to see a larger version and all the people who helped our community… Read more »

The Reconcili-action committee recommends: books for every age and reader

In honour of National Indigenous People’s Day, the Reconcili-ACTION Committee of Chatham-Kent has put together a recommended book list that supports Indigenous authors and includes fiction for adults, teens and children, as well as books about Indigenous history, Truth and Reconciliation, and Canadian history. You’re going to need a bigger bookshelf! For more information, contact [email protected]Read more »

Flashback Friday: Cluck if you know the answer

Are you ready to choose the next Miss Red Feather? This week’s Flashback Friday takes us back to 1967 when an intense battle for the feathered crown was about to come to its nail-biting (claw-biting?) conclusion. We’re not sure who won, but if you recognize any of these enthusiastic contestants, let us know!  

Flashback Friday: The Second Decade

Lots of things have changed since UWOCK’s second decade of operation during the years 1958-1969 — but pretty cool to see that our phone number isn’t one of them!