Great things are happening in Chatham-Kent. Read some of our recent stories to learn what's new in the local nonprofit sector!

Stronger Together: Unification Transforms United Way in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent

Chatham – A unified, stronger United Way now serves the communities of Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex. Now known as United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex Chatham-Kent, the larger organization expands the service region once served by two separate entities – United Way Chatham-Kent and United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County. The announcement was made June 26, 2024 at the Tilbury Information...

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Remembering Wes Thompson

The Board and staff of United Way Chatham-Kent are saddened by the passing of our long-time supporter and past Board President Wesley T. (Wes) Thompson on June 15, 2024. Although possessed of an extraordinary force of personality and larger-than-life sense of humour, Wes was always in the background with a word of encouragement, a joke,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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