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

Building Bridges Out of Poverty

We recently invited United Way of Chatham-Kent staff, volunteers, board members and other community stakeholders to take part in a very special day of training and reflection called Bridges Out of Poverty. The workshop, delivered by certified Bridges Trainers, looked at the impact of poverty on families, the lens and conditions through which we measure...

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We’re going BaCK to School!

BaCK to School (formerly known as the “Backpack Program”) supports learners throughout Chatham-Kent getting the things they need to ensure a great start to the school year. BaCK to School offers a range of gift cards allowing students to address their unique needs. Parents, guardians, and service providers can register Chatham-Kent school-age children for the...

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Nature is for Everyone

We have known for a while now that being outside in nature for as little as 20 minutes can have a beneficial effect on our health, from reducing stress to boosting our immune system. And it doesn’t take a research project to know that getting outside has made a big difference to many of us...

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A Pause on Camp Gives Kenesserie Time to Focus on Accessibility For All

As school ends and we usher in the first heatwave of the season, it certainly feels like summer has arrived. But even as splash pads and pools open and restrictions around COVID-19 rules begin to ease, the summer still won’t be the same for some.  By the end of June, Kenesserie Camp, nestled along the...

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Rebuilding Wheels, Rebuilding Lives: A True Community Partnership

Working in a remote part of Chatham-Kent is tricky without a reliable vehicle. For Kirk Peters, he had been managing his commute from Wallaceburg to his job as part of a close-knit farm crew on Walpole Island any way he could. When Kirk was chosen as the recipient of a refurbished vehicle, his co-workers were...

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