The Chatham-Kent to the Power of Young People (CKy) initiative started with a survey in June 2017, to gain feedback from young people aged 15-39 years old on their experience living in Chatham-Kent. Check out the highlights in the CK Young People Feedback, Infographic.pdf. Full findings from this survey are available here: Chatham-Kent to the Power of Young People, 2017 Survey Findings.pdf.
The next stage of this initiative is the CKy Organization Survey, to learn what community organizations and employers are doing to attract, engage, and retain young people. The feedback from both surveys will be used to assist on-going resident attraction and retention (RAR) efforts, within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent's Community Attraction and Promotion section.
The CKy Organization Survey
This survey is open to anyone involved in attracting or recruiting people to be part of their organization as employees, volunteers, or program participants.
Paper copies are available upon request from the Resident Attraction and Retention team via firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-360-1998
This initiative is a follow-up to an original CK Survey of Young People in 2012. To read full 2012 findings, click here: CK Survey of Young People 2012 findings.
The feedback gained from community members directs the work of RAR to attract and retain people (including young people, newcomers and active retirees) to Chatham-Kent. The findings from the June 2017 survey of young people have helped identify and refine four key focus areas for RAR:
Live (promoting the quality of life and amenities in CK)
Learn (promoting studying, training and co-ops & internships in CK)
Work (promoting employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in CK)
Play (promoting the things to do in CK and how community members can get involved)
The RAR team works with a wide range of community partners to help make all of this happen. Most importantly, we seek continuous feedback from the young people who are connected to Chatham-Kent. Please join in on the conversation through our social media channels (@LivingCK and @baCK2CK), let us know what you think by emailing or calling us, tell your friends and family about life in Chatham-Kent, and of course, encourage organizations that you're a part of to complete the survey!