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.



  • Report to Council: DEIJ Strategy Update #5

    The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Team are presenting to Council this evening.

    The DEIJ Team has prepared a DEIJ Strategy Update Report which can be found on the Municipal website.

    To watch CK Council meeting coverage, please visit YourTV's website.

    For any questions or comments, you can email DEIJ@chatham-kent.ca


  • Food Insecurity and The Cost of Eating in Chatham-Kent

    What is Food Insecurity?

    Household food insecurity (HFI) is the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints. It is rooted in poverty: inadequate and insecure income, and material deprivation. Material deprivation is when people cannot access and meet their basic needs for living. Household food insecutiy is used interchangeably with "food insecurity" throughout the report.

    (Chatham-Kent Public Health, 2022)

    Food Insecurity in Chatham-Kent

    A report on Food Insecurity in Chatham-Kent, was presented to the Chatham-Kent Board of Health. To access this report and learn more, visit Important Documents on the DEIJ portal.

    An infographic on The Cost of Eating in Chatham-Kent was also released and can be found in this post below.

    If you are looking for more information on Food Insecurity in Chatham-Kent, please connect with Sharmini Balakrishnan, a Public Health Nutritionist with CK Public Health:

    Sharmini Balakrishnan
    Phone Number:
    519.352.7270 Ext.2496

    Email: sharminib@chatham-kent.ca

  • Le mois de la francophonie à La Girouette!

    Mars est le mois international de la francophonie! Pour marquer l'occasion, votre centre communautaire francophone, La Girouette, vous présente différentes activités jusqu'au 31 mars.

    Films de l'ONF - entrée gratuite

    • Le mercredi 8 mars à 19 h 30 - Programme double : Ça donne envie de chanter et Ça fait jaser!

    Dans le premier programme, huit courts métrages offrent un riche tour d'horizon de la chanson francophone au Canada. Dans le second programme, Éloge du chiac - partie 2 explore l'importance identitaire du chiac, parlé au sud-est du Nouveau-Brunswick.

    • Le mercredi 15 mars à 19 h 30 - Programme double : Ça donne la bougeotte! et Ça éveille la curiosité!

    Le premier programme présente six courts métrages d'animation vifs et colorés qui donnent envie de bouger. Le deuxième programme présenter la websérie d'animation La liste des choses qui existent, un voyage à travers l'histoire pour démystifier l'origine de certaines choses.

    • Le mercredi 22 mars à 19 h 30 - Documentaire : Ça se révèle

    Dans son long métrage documentaire L'Ordre secret, Phil Comeau fait toute la lumière sur l'Ordre de Jacques-Cartier, une vaste confrérie qui, de 1926 à 1965, a infiltré tous les secteurs de la société canadienne.

    Soirée ÉSPC à La Girouette

    • Le jeudi 9 mars de 17 h à 19 h - Bricolage / Activités / Collation

    Ouvert à tous / Gratuit

    Cours de vitrail

    • Les samedi et dimanche 25 et 26 mars de 12 h à 17 h

    Vous avez toujours été intrigué par le vitrail? Venez apprendre les techniques de base et créer votre première œuvre.

    Ou au contraire, vous êtes maintenant prêt à créer une œuvre plus complexe? L'enseignant vous montrera d'autres techniques, telles que la fusion.

    Coût : Pour les nouveaux : 150 $ (au lieu de 250 $), TVH comprise
    Pour les initiés : 200 $ (au lieu de 300 $), TVH comprise

    Inscription au plus tard le 18 mars à cclagirouette@gmail.com.

    Rencontre sociale style 5 à 7 avec jeux

    • Le vendredi 31 mars à compter de 17 h

    Venez vous détendre après le travail et socialiser en français. Venez jouer à une partie de cartes, de rummy, de billard, etc.

    Souper optionnel : 5 $ par personne

    Les classes d'exercices pour les aînés se poursuivent tous les mardis matins à 9 h 30 et les jeudis après-midis à 14 h.

    Les classes d'Essentrics se poursuivent également tous les mercredis soirs à 18 h, à l'exception du 29 mars, où la classe fera relâche. 5 $ par soir.

    Pour terminer, en avril, nous présenterons un cours de secourisme général avec réanimation cardiorespiratoire de niveau C. Voir l'affiche ci-dessous.

  • Halal Ahlan Bazaar

    You are invited to the Chatham Islamic Centre (310 McNaughton Ave. West Chatham) this Saturday & Sunday, March 4th and 5th from 2 - 6 pm for the Halal Ahlan Bazaar! Enjoy clothing, jewellery, food, sweets and learning about the cultures of people who practice Islam.

    Contact Maha Muhareb for more information or questions: 519-359-4024

    Learn more about the Chatham Islamic Centre here: https://www.chatham-kent.ca/.../Chatham-Islamic-Centre.aspx


    Halal Ahlan Bazaar flyer. Black background with lanterns, sweet, and jewelry. The Bazaar takes place on Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th from 2-6PM at the Chatham Islamic Center, 310 McNaughton Ave West, Chatham. Free entry, cash only for purchases. Families welcome. For more informaiton contact Maha Muhareb 519-359-4024 or mamuhareb@hotmial.com. Vendors include Begum Pearls, Fatimoabaya and Jewellery, Abayan Halal Foods, Nayab Fshio, Sarhenna, More Than Tz.

  • March DEIJ Quiz

    March is here!

    You can now test your knowledge and participate in the March DEIJ quiz on the DEIJ Quiz site or scan the QR code below.

    There are many holidays and days of observances taking place this month. To learn more about them you can access a calendar on the DEIJ Employee Portal, that has links and resources embedded within it.

    Feel free to share this resource with others!

    Please let us know if you have any questions or comments. We value your thoughts.

    Thanks,

    The DEIJ Team


  • International Women's Day Event

    International Women's Day Event 2023:

    On Wednesday March 8th, 2023, take part in a Sunrise Celebration at 6:15am - 7:00 am, a Sharing Circle and Networking Breakfast at 7:00am-8:30am at the Deshkan Ziibi Indigenous Hub (495 King St. West, Chatham).

    Event will be held outside & in tepees weather permitting. Bring: Blankets/chairs for sitting & utensils for eating.

    There is no cost for this event.

    See flyer below or visit Eventbrite for more information about this event.

    For any questions, please contact Connie DaSilva at connie@skanaflc.com.

  • What does Black History Month mean in Chatham-Kent?

    As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, learn why the month is important to Chatham-Kent in this video collaboration with Chatham-Kent Community Attraction and Promotion, Buxton National Historic Site and Museum, Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society & Black Mecca Museum, Ontario Heritage Trust (Josiah Henson Museum of African-Canadian History), Buxton's Next Generation, Lambton Kent District School Board, Chatham-Kent Local Immigration Partnership, and Chatham-Kent Police Service.

    Watch the video on Living CK's Facebook page.


    Learn about local events to celebrate Black History Month in Chatham-Kent on the Municipality of Chatham-Kent's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice website.

  • Giveaway for Black History Month!

    Win tickets to the upcoming performance of FREEDOM! The Spirit and Legacy of Black Music at Capitol Theatre or free entry to one of the three Black Historic sites in Chatham-Kent!


    In honour of Black History Month, the Municipal Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) team is partnering with Capitol Theatre, Living CK, Buxton National Historic Site and Museum, Buxton's Next Generation, the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society and Black Mecca Museum, and the Josiah Henson Museum of African-Canadian History to giveaway tickets to the February 12th performance of FREEDOM! The Spirit and Legacy of Black Music and tours to each of the 3 nationally significant sites.


    Enter to win a prize pack just by participating in our quiz on local Black history!


    Winners will be randomly selected from all entries received and will NOT depend on the number of correct answers. Don't forget to enter your contact information at the end of the quiz!

    To learn about local events happening for Black History Month, visit the Municipality of Chatham-Kent's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice website.

    Please reach out to the Municipal DEIJ team if you have any questions or comments.


    Thank you to our partners for this collaboration!


    Buxton National Historic Site and Museum logo.Buxton's Next Generation logo.Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society logo.Ontario Heritage Trust logo.

    Adverstisement for Freedom! The Spirit and Legacy of Black Music at Capitol Theatre Sunday, February 12th at 7PM. For more information or tickets, visit www.chathamcapitotheatre.com or call 519-354-3883.Living Ck logo, part of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

    Municipal Diverity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice logo.


  • February DEIJ Quiz

    Happy February!

    This month's DEIJ Quiz is now available, test your knowledge on various days of observance taking place this month.

    Let us know how you did and feel free share this quiz with others as well!

    Participate in the quiz by visiting DEIJ Quiz website or scan the QR code below.



  • Black History Month 2023

    February is Black History Month, a month dedicated to honouring and celebrating the accomplishments of Canadians of African descent.

    We encourage you, this month and all year long, to learn about Black community members who have helped shape what Chatham-Kent is today.

    There are many events taking place across Chatham-Kent this month. See the flyer below for details and feel free to share. Click the flyer to enlarge it.

    We would like to thank the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society and Black Mecca Museum, Buxton National Historic Site & Museum, Josiah Henson Museum of African-Canadian History, and our colleagues across the Municipality of Chatham-Kent for their partnerships and continued work to preserve and share our local and national history.

    Note: Click flyer below to enlarge.


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    Black History Month 2023 Events:

    BLACK HISTORY MONTH FLAG RAISING

    Civic Centre, 315 King St W, Chatham, February 1st, 12:00pm

    Everyone is welcome!

    JEOPARDY NIGHT

    Red Barn Brewing Co., February 9th, 6:30pm

    The Buxton Museum is hosting Jeopardy, in honour of Black History Month. All questions will be Black History related, with 3 contestants. It's an interactive, immersive experience for the audience to be involved! Stay tuned for more information on the Buxton Museum Facebook.

    CK PUBLIC LIBRARY: BLACK HISTORY MONTH STORYTIME

    Chatham Branch, 120 Queen St, Chatham, February 11th, 10:00 am

    Celebrate the 200th birthday of Canadian icon, Mary Ann Shadd, the first Black female newspaper publisher in Canada. Enjoy a special story-time, trivia and puzzles in partnership with Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society and Black Mecca Museum. Registration is required. Visit CKPL website to find more events that are taking place this Black History Month.

    DOUGLASS DAY: VIRTUAL TRANSCRIBING EVENT

    February 14th, live streamed 12:00pm-3:00pm

    Join this virtual event and participate in a transcribe-a-thon uncovering the rich, varied collections of Mary Ann Shadd documents. Watch the livestream and transcribe with others, by visiting the Douglass Day website to register.

    NIGHT WITH JAMAAL CODY

    Red Barn Brewing Co., February 14th, 7:00pm

    Buxton's Next Generation is hosting a "Night with Jamaal Cody" tickets are $35.00 and include, an appetizer, dessert and first beverage. Stay tuned on Buxton's Next Generation Facebook for updates!

    FREEDOM! THE SPIRIT AND LEGACY OF BLACK MUSIC

    Chatham Capitol Theatre, 238 King St W, Chatham, Feb 12, 7:00 p.m.

    Chatham Capitol Theatre presents FREEDOM! The Spirit and Legacy of Black Music created, directed by, and starring Beau Dixon. It features a company of ten superb Black performers and musicians. Visit Chatham Capitol Theatre's website to purchase tickets.

    BLACK VOICES (IN)JUSTICE: SUPPORTING BLACK YOUTH REPRESENTATION IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

    March 2nd, 7:00pm

    Josiah Henson Museum of African-Canadian History is hosting a livestream event commemorating lawyer, publisher and activist Mary Ann Shadd Cary. Registration is required for this program. For more events, visit the Ontario Heritage Trust website.

    BLACK HISTORY MONTH QUIZ

    Test your knowledge about Black History in Chatham-Kent to be entered to win tickets to the February 12th performance of FREEDOM! The Spirit and Legacy of Black Music at Capital Theatre or entrance to local museums dedicated to preserving local Black history. Thank you to the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, The Buxton National Historical Site & Museum, Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society and Black Mecca Museum, Josiah Henson Museum of African-Canadian History, and Buxton’s Next Generation for this partnership! Participate on the Living CK Facebook or Instagram page.

    LET US MARCH ON TILL VICTORY IS WON EXHIBIT

    Available year-round.

    Book CK Museum’s newest travelling exhibit that traces the courageous story of the National Unity Association to end segregation in CK and Ontario. For more information about the exhibit, please visit CK Museum's website.

    Contact the Museum for more information and to learn about materials and programming that can accompany the exhibit. Call 519-360-1998 or email ckcccmuseum@chatham-kent.ca. This exhibit is also available virtually on the CK Museum collections website. Tune into CK Museum Facebook for Black History Facts all month long.

    Once considered a destination for freedom seekers, Chatham-Kent is home to some of the most successful Black settlements in Canadian history. Learn more at one of Chatham-Kent’s three Black historical sites. Follow their social media pages to learn about Black history and relevant events.

    BUXTON NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE & MUSEUM

    21975 A.D. Shadd Road, North Buxton.

    Take a virtual self-guided or book an in-person tour on Buxton Museum's website. To visit the site in-person you can also email: buxton@ciaccess.com.

    CHATHAM-KENT BLACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND BLACK MECCA MUSEUM

    177 King St E, Chatham

    Watch a CKBHS & Black Mecca Museum Virtual Tour on YouTube or book a tour by visiting the CKBHS website.

    JOSIAH HENSON MUSEUM OF AFRICAN CANADIAN HISTORY

    29251 Freedom Road, Dresden

    Register for a 60-minute live tour of the Josiah Henson Museum of African-Canadian History on Eventbrite. For more information on free-live virtual tours, Beyond the Underground Railroad: Exploring the legacy of Mary Ann Shadd Cary video, and more special events and programming visit the Ontario Heritage Trust website.

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