New Campaign to Coordinate Efforts & Rally Support for Those Most Vulnerable during COVID-19

  On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. Since then, public health, several municipal departments, social services agencies, community groups, and United Way of Chatham-Kent have come together to ensure we are able to continue to support those most in need in our community. Grassroots groups have...

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United Way of Chatham-Kent Reinvesting Donor Dollars in North Kent

United Way is improving ways to allocate donor dollars, avoiding program duplication and evaluating how people are connecting with their directly funded services. After careful consideration, United Way of Chatham-Kent is changing how operations are run in Wallaceburg. As of April 1, 2020, the United Way of Chatham-Kent outreach office will be closing and services...

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United Way Chatham-Kent raises $1,443,786 to invest in C-K

United Way of Chatham-Kent announced today that their Annual Campaign has wrapped up, raising $1,443,786. The announcement was made this morning at the Campaign Touchdown Breakfast by the Advanced Realty Solution’s team who were United Way’s 2019 Campaign Chairs. “When we took on the task of chairing this campaign as a team; we collectively decided...

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TekSavvy Shows their Local Love

The loss of a loved one is devastating, but when it happens to a child, it represents one of life’s most shattering experiences. Thankfully, in Chatham-Kent, Erie St. Clair VON offers the VON Kids’ Circle; a free program that offers a safe space where youth receive the tools and resources they need to cope with...

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United Way Tour Shows what a Donation Dollar can do

Municipal candidates and other members of the community taking partook in United Way of Chatham-Kent’s Seeing Is Believing tour on September 26, 2018. Each year, United Way of Chatham-Kent hosts a number of “Seeing is Believing” tours, which enable members of the community to see firsthand how United Way donations are impacting and improving the...

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Candidates Talk Nonprofit Sector

Photo courtesy of Trevor Terfloth/The Daily News: An all-candidates forum focusing on the nonprofit sector was held at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre on Tuesday. From left are mayoral candidates Alysson Storey, Robert Salvatore Powers, Randy Hope, Harold Atkinson, Allan Traylor, and Darrin Canniff. On the evening of September 11th, United Way of Chatham-Kent,...

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VON Kids’ Circle Program Moves Over to the “425”

VON Chatham-Kent and the Chatham-Kent United Way are excited to announce that effective September 11, 2018, the VON Kids’ Circle program will be moving into the Chatham-Kent United Way offices located at 425 McNaughton Avenue, Chatham Ontario. VON Chatham-Kent has been in partnership with the Chatham-Kent United Way for 70 years. “We value our longstanding...

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Expanding Opportunities for Low Income Canadians – Initial Highlights from the Federal Budget

The Budget – Equality and Growth: Strong Middle Class – includes several provisions designed to expand opportunities for low income Canadians. Expanded benefits for Canadians: The Working Income Tax Benefit is being renamed the Canada Worker Benefit, and strengthened.  Building on the previously announced $250 million enhancement (Budget 2016), and $500 million (2017 Fall Economic Statement), Budget 2018 proposes...

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United Way Chatham-Kent raises $1,687,048 to invest in Chatham-Kent

United Way Chatham-Kent announced today that their Annual Campaign has wrapped up, raising $1,687,048. The announcement was made this morning by the 2017 Campaign Chair, Elizabeth Downey-Sunnen, at the Campaign Touchdown Breakfast hosted by the Links of Kent and presented by Solomon Roofing, Advanced Realty Solutions, Ross Insurance Brokers, Inc., 94.3 CKSY FM, 99.1 CKXS...

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United Way Campaign Goal set at $1.725 Million

At the 2017 Annual Campaign Kick-Off tonight, Campaign Chair Elizabeth Downey-Sunnen announced a goal of $1,725,000. The United Way’s Mission is “to improve lives and build community.” Donations to and through the annual United Way campaign are invested in programs that help people cope with the numerous challenges of daily life – those associated with...

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