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.



  • CK LIP Forum 2023

    The Chatham-Kent Local Immigration Partnership is excited to announce the 2023 CK LIP Forum!

    The Forum will highlight many of the successful initiatives of the past year aimed at fostering a welcoming community in Chatham-Kent. There will also be a panel of local immigrants who will touch on relevant themes and provide insight into their own experiences in CK.

    Event Details:

    Date & Time: Thursday March 2nd, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    Location: Everest Convention Centre, 250 National Rd, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5

    Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ck-lip-forum-2023-tickets-513128760937

    View the flyer attached for further information!

  • January DEIJ Quiz

    Happy New Year!

    This month's DEIJ January Quiz is now available for you. We hope you learn something new and please feel free share this quiz with others.

    Participate in the quiz by visiting DEIJ Quiz or use the QR code in this post.

    Let us know how you did!

  • Information Session: Funding to Support Migrant Workers

    A brocuher for the Information Session event. Learn more at www.workforcewindsoressex.com/teamworkcfp The information session is on January 10th, 2023, from 11AM until 12PM. In-person information session to help your organization navigate the call-for-proposals process.


    On Tuesday, January 10th from 11AM-12PM, at Adult Language and Learning in Chatham, there will be an information session for organizations interested in the Call for Proposals for the TeaMWork Migrant Worker Support Program.

    To learn more or register for the event visit the Workforce Windsor-Essex website: In-Person TeaMWork Call-for-Proposal Information Session - Workforce WindsorEssex


    About TeaMWork Migrant Support Program:

    In recognition of their need to support some of the nation’s most vulnerable and isolated workers, the Government of Canada announced the Migrant Worker Support Program (MWSP) as part of Budget 2021. Informed by the lessons learned from the Migrant Worker Support Network Pilot, the MWSP aims to support community-based organizations in the provision of migrant worker-centric programs and services.

    Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, TeaMWork is a project under the Migrant Worker Support Program. The purpose of the program is to provide migrant workers with accurate information and access to available services and supports, and to assist them in learning about and exercising their rights while in Canada.

    Learn more about the program on the Workforce Windsor-Essex website: TeaMWork Project - Workforce WindsorEssex


  • Chatham-Kent Local Immigration Partnership seeking local immigrants to join advisory group

    The Chatham-Kent Local Immigration Partnership (CK LIP) is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Immigrant Advisory Group (IAG). The CK LIP Immigrant Advisory Group acts as a resource for CK LIP Council and partnered projects to enhance CK’s welcome-ability. The group is responsible for providing input to CK LIP Council on what immigrants are experiencing in the community while also sharing ideas on improving settlement outcomes.

    All members must be 18 years of age or older and be current residents of Chatham-Kent.

    Members of IAG serve a two-year term and will meet in person four times a year.

    Applications are being accepted for all those interested on Let’s Talk Chatham-Kent and will be open until February 1st, 2023.

    Contact CK LIP:

    Visit CK LIP Website: www.Chatham-Kent.ca/CKLIP

    Follow CK LIP on Facebook and Twitter

    Contact CK LIP at cklip@chatham-kent.ca

  • DEIJ Quiz- December Days of Observance

    The DEIJ team has created a DEIJ Quiz surrounding various holidays and days of observance that are happening this month!

    Test your knowledge by participating in the DEIJ Quiz or by clicking the image below.

    Let us know how you did in the comments and feel free to share this quiz with others!


  • CK Pride Annual General Meeting December 15th

    CK Gay Pride Association logo

    CK Pride is hosting their Annual General Meeting on December 15th at Bill's Place, a new dedicated space for the organization and 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

    The meeting will be a chance to learn more about the organization and/or become a member. Members will also elect the CK Pride Board. Memberships are available for a low cost of $5 and support CK Pride and are open to anyone who wants to support the organization (allys included!)

    Learn more: Annual General Meeting | Facebook


  • Bystander Intervention Training: Practical Anti-Racism Tools

    Here's a chance to learn practical ways to respond to racist incidents as well as build de-escalation and active listening skills.

    This two-part training is for individuals of all ages who want to move beyond silence and be active upstanders when they see instances of racism or discrimination.

    The training includes Bystander 1 and 2, which must be taken consecutively to complete the core training.

    Register for Bystander 1 on Thursday, December 1, 6-8:30pm and learn:

    • how to recognize and respond to racist incidents
    • the history and practices of Bystander Intervention
    • strategies to interrupt racism in different contexts and spaces

    Participants who register and attend our Bystander 1 session will also be given access to Bystander 2 at no additional cost: Bystander 1 costs $15.

    Bystander 2, Monday, December 5, 6-8:30pm teaches:

    • how to navigate tough conversations about racism and scenario-based training
    • how to de-escalate situations and use active listening skills

    Secure your spot in this training on Eventbrite | CA's Bystander Intervention Training: Practical Anti-Racism Tools.

  • Have Your Say: When should fireworks be allowed in Chatham-Kent?

    Image of fireworks with the text fireworks by-law


    The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is reviewing its fireworks bylaw and looking for community perspectives through a survey. Part of the review is to ensure that the bylaw reflects the diversity of holidays celebrated in our community. Currently, fireworks can legally be set off in Chatham-Kent on the following days:

    • Victoria Day and the three days before and after it
    • Canada Day and the three days before and after it
    • New Year's Day and New Year's Eve
    • Diwali
    • Days proclaimed by Municipal Council as suitable for celebration with fireworks.


    Share your perspectives in a short survey on Let's Talk Chatham-Kent before 4PM on December 16th.


  • Transgender Day of Remembrance Event and CK Local Immigration Partnership Newsletter

    We are sharing a few local updates related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.


    Transgender Day of Remembrance Event

    4 candles are lit with flames and bavkground that have blue, pink, and white, colours in the trans flag.

    CK Pride is hosting an event on Sunday, November 20th, 5PM at the Chatham Civic Centre to honour the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

    Learn more about the event on the CK Pride Facebook page.

    Learn more about Transgender Day of Remembrance on the Queer Events website.


    CK Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Newsletter

    Chatham-Kent Local Immigration Partnership logo.

    This newsletter has a lot of information about local events and resources related to immigration in Chatham-Kent.

    Find the latest edition of the CK LIP newsletter.

    Subscribe to the CK LIP newsletter on the CK LIP website.


    Learn More

    Learn about Municipal initiatives to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and justice by visiting the Municipality of Chatham-Kent's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice website.

  • CK Tourism Looking for Community Models - Many Faces of Tourism DEI Photo Project December 2022

    CK Tourism is looking for community models that would be willing to participate in a Many Faces of Tourism Photo Shoot on Sat. Dec. 10th.

    For our last shoot of 2022, we are looking for multi-generational families willing to come out and have some fun in front of the camera as we capture some of CK’s winter and holiday activities and events.

    No previous modelling experience is required! We are looking for models that haven’t participated in past photo shoots so that we can capture more of the Many Faces of CK 😊

    We ask that families be available for at least one shoot location (1.5 hrs) on Sat. Dec. 10th, and they will be compensated for their time at the end of their shoot.

    Locations may be spread out throughout CK and we will make every effort to accommodate the needs and schedules of our community models.

    Please reach out to your networks to see if there might be someone interested in having some fun with VisitCK.

    You can connect with Andrea McCulligh for questions or if you would like see examples of what has been captured with this project over the past year.

    Contact information:

    Andrea McCulligh, Tourism Development Coordinator | Community Development

    Phone number: 226-312-2025 x 4221

    Email: andream@chatham-kent.ca


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