Van with a Plan Turns One!

Van with a Plan celebrates one year on the road this month, and our mobile outreach vehicle shows no signs of slowing down!   This community resource now reaches neighbours across Chatham-Kent through the bookings of our service partners who have the ability to use the Van free of charge, 24/7. In fact, the Van...

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Open Letter to Premier Doug Ford on Behalf of Ontario United Ways

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Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors Open House Two Years in the Making

When the Chatham-Kent Association of REALTORS(r) (CKAR) moved into the Chatham-Kent Nonprofit Centre (CKNC) at the end of 2019, plans were quickly underway for a member's housewarming party. But once CKAR had settled in to 425 McNaughton Ave West, alongside United Way of Chatham Kent, R.O.C.K. Missions, VON, Labour Council and others ... well, 2020...

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Curious about yoga? Give it a try for free!

Curious about Yoga and the physical and mental benefits it could bring you? Now is your chance to try it for free! Throughout the month of May, six studios across Chatham-Kent, Walpole Island First Nation, and Delaware Nation are offering a series of free beginner Yoga classes perfect for families or individuals of any age....

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Food Bank Usage Remains High, But Inventory Is Low

As the snow melts and fields are being prepped for spring, it’s easy to imagine all the delicious, healthy produce that will soon be growing in and around Chatham-Kent. But the truth is, food in the fields doesn’t always mean food on the shelves. As the pandemic continues to evolve and world events drive gas...

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James St. Drop-In Warming Centre Now Open in Wallaceburg

As temperatures drop in Chatham-Kent, the James St. Drop-In has opened its doors to offer warmth, food, respite, and connection to those in need. Operating in partnership with Ska:Na Family Learning Centre, The Municipality of Chatham-Kent and R.O.C.K. Missions, we are pleased to help bring this much-needed resource to Wallaceburg. Keeping community safe, warm, and...

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Joining in the call for an affordable housing strategy

We are proud to join United Ways and other partners from across Ontario to call for the Provincial-Municipal Housing Summit, taking place on January 19, to take bold action on housing access and affordability. Please read the open letter with 10 recommendations for immediate action. January 14, 2022 The Honourable Doug Ford Premier of Ontario...

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Changes Due to a Return to Step 2 in the Reopening Ontario Act

Please note that in accordance with the Ontario government’s move back to Step 2 in the Reopening Ontario Act, the United Way of Chatham-Kent offices at 425 McNaughton Ave. West in Chatham will be closed from January 5, 2022 until at least January 27, 2022. While our office is closed, staff will be working safely...

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On the 12th Day of Giving, We Head to the resilient community of Wheatley

As we reach the final day in The 12 Days of Giving, we head to Wheatley where the community is facing a winter of uncertainty. Following Mr. Rogers’ advice to “look for the helpers,” we found many. Here is the story of one of those helpers, and information on how you can help too.  ...

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Be a Tax-Smart Donor This Season

Are you a tax-smart donor? When you make a cash donation of more than $10 to United Way of Chatham-Kent, you will automatically be issued a tax receipt to include with your federal tax return. It’s an incentive that benefits both the donor and the organization, and just one of the ways to be a...

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