Chatham-Kent's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice Strategy

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent

This Website shares information about the Municipality of Chatham-Kent's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Strategy.

DEIJ Calendar

Click on the image below to view an electronic calendar of important days in July 2024. Click on the text to open a link to learn more.

If you are printing the calendar, please use Legal size paper.

Use this calendar to learn about days that are important to communities in Chatham-Kent.

Outside of the days listed on the calendar, people may have regular prayer or reflection practices. People may fast in various ways and engage in more intense reflection or prayer to commemorate days or periods of time.

Information about community events honouring upcoming days of significance can be found in the DEIJ News section of this website.

Please contact us if there are errors or days missing.



Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent

This Website shares information about the Municipality of Chatham-Kent's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Strategy.

DEIJ Calendar

Click on the image below to view an electronic calendar of important days in July 2024. Click on the text to open a link to learn more.

If you are printing the calendar, please use Legal size paper.

Use this calendar to learn about days that are important to communities in Chatham-Kent.

Outside of the days listed on the calendar, people may have regular prayer or reflection practices. People may fast in various ways and engage in more intense reflection or prayer to commemorate days or periods of time.

Information about community events honouring upcoming days of significance can be found in the DEIJ News section of this website.

Please contact us if there are errors or days missing.



  • Feb 1: Black History Month Flag Raising

    Picture of dignitaries that attended the 2023 Black History Month flag raising.

    Thursday, February 1st, 12:00 - 12:30, 315 King Street West, Chatham (Chatham Civic Centre)

    Join the Josiah Henson Museum of African-Canadian History, the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum, and the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society & Black Mecca Museum to honour the start of Black History Month and learn about what is happening in Chatham-Kent throughout the month.

    Stay tuned to the DEIJ website for details about events happening throughout February to honour Black History Month.

  • Feb 10: Black Excellence Awards and Gala

    Black Excellence Awards and Gala tickets on sale now.


    On February 10th, the first ever Black Excellent Awards and Fala will be held at Retro Suites in Chatham.

    The event, held during Black History Month, will honour the outstanding accomplishments of Black community members and celebrate local Black communities.

    Gala tickets are $100 each and can be purchased through Event Brite.

    Nominations for the awards are open until January 10th and can be made through the Google Doc form.

  • January 9: Positively Black Resume and Interview Primer


    Positively Black in Southwestern Ontario is hosting a virtual Resume and Interview Primer for High School students in Black communities on January 9th from 5-6PM.

    Register using the QR code above.

  • Summer Student Positions

    The Municipality of Chatham-Kent currently has a number of summer student positions posted in various departments.

    Interested candidates should apply before January 25th.

    Find the postings on the Municipality of Chatham-Kent website.

    The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees in a workplace that is inclusive, supportive, and reflective of the diverse community we serve.

    Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998. Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection.

  • Study Call-Out for Volunteers: Black-Identified Youth

    The African Canadian Federation of London & Area is working with Western University to understand the experiences of young (13-25) Black community members in Southwestern Ontario. Scan the QR code below for more details.

    Poster promoting the study. Text included below.


    Calling on the Black community to participate!

    Positively Black in Southwestern Ontario. African Canadian Federation of London & Area and Western University.

    Participant Criteria:

    • Black-identified youth (ages 13-25)
    • Black-identified community members
    • Lives in Sarnia, London, Chatham-Kent, Elgin County or Windsor
    • Participants will take part in an interview or focus group
    • Participants will be compensated with a $20 gift card for participating.


  • Webinar: November 29 Peer-2-Peer Project

    It's your chance to learn more about the Peer-2-Peer Program. Join ROCK Missions on November 29th at 12P for a free webinar. Registration information below.


    Join R.O.C.K. Missions at 12:00PM on November 29th for an amazing story of community impact.

    Learn about how the Peer-2-Peer Project:

    • built community capacity around peer engagement in harm reduction
    • created lasting relationships with people who use substances experiencing homelessness
    • improved health outcomes for those most affected by the drug poisoning crisis.

    Register for this FREE webinar to learn about this journey on the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health website.

  • Event: Nov 18th Diwali Celebration


    On November 18th, the CK Asian Cultural Association is hosting a Diwali celebration that is open to everyone.


    Saturday, November 18th. Ursuline College, 85 Grand Ave West, Chatham.


    Dinner 5:30-6:30PM.

    Pre-order food before November 14th. Adults $15, Students $10, Below Grade 7, free.


    Pre order using the above QR code or at this link: https://forms.gle/g3Xoogwgw2yaGqPu8

    Payment can be send by etransfer to ckaca.events@gmail.com


    Cultural Celebrations 6:45-10:00PM.

    This portion is free.


    Go to either or both portions of the event.


    For further information please contact the organizing Committee members:

    519 401 3162

    519 365 5373

    519 809 3495

    519 784 4041


  • Event: October 21 Chatham Islamic Centre Open House

    A flyer advertising the open house. Text is included below.

    Saturday, October 21st, 11-3. Visit the Chatham Islamic Centre at 310 McNaughton Ave West for an Open House. Learn more about your neighbours. Tour the Mosque, learn, and enjoy a light refreshment.

    Open to everyone.


    For more information, contact:

    Brother Rizwan Khan 519-355-6866

    Brother Naveed Iqbal 519-401-8778

    Brother Rafi Veettil 519-401-3162


    This drop-in is held during Canadian Islamic History Month. This year’s theme is Celebrating Muslim Women in the Arts & Sciences.

    In the 2021 Census, 840 people in Chatham-Kent identified as Muslim.

  • Event: October 12 Twin Flames Performance

    Picture of the two Twin Flames band members. Twin Flame are performing Thursday, October 12th at Chatham Capitol Theatre.Indie-rock, synth-rock and folk-pop are just a few of the ways Twin Flames’ music has been described – their unique sound, which blends Indigenous Spirit flutes, traditional drums and western instruments, defies classification.

    The husband and wife duo - Chelsey June, métis (Algonquin Cree heritage) from Ottawa, and Jaaji, Inuk and Mohawk from Nunavik and Kahnawake – has garnered more than 40 awards and nominations, include the Canadian Folk Music Award in 2022 for Vocal Group of the Year. Their stories and songs, which they perform in a mix of English, French, and Inuktitut, honour their ancestors and relay stories from coast to coast, and have placed them at the forefront of the Indigenous Music renaissance.

    Tickets: $20-$35 + Handling Fees

    Learn more and buy tickets at CKTickets.com

  • Event: September 25 Franco-Ontarian day flag raising

    Lever du drapeau franco-ontarien. Lundi, 25 septembre a 10heurs. Au Centre de congres John D. Bradley. 565 rue Richmond, Chatham. Venez celebrer le Jour des franco-ontariens et des franco-ontariennes a 17 heures a La Girouette, 150 King Ouest, Chatham.

    September 25th if Franco-Ontarian Day! Join children from French-language schools and members of the Francophone community to celebrate. There will be flag-raising at John D. Bradley Centre at 10AM.

    In the evening, celebrate with La Girouette, 150 King Street, West.

Page last updated: 18 Jul 2024, 03:44 PM