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People & Culture

Where We Are

From its heritage and black history, immigrants from around the world, and to ancient First Nations; this community is culturally rich.

Where We Want to Be

Our population will be thriving, valued and have a vibrant social and cultural diversity.

Why It Matters

Strengthening our cultural assets will help to improve our economic, social and environmental health. It is born out of the growing recognition that culture enriches people's lives and creates a sense of "place" and belonging. A vibrant cultural scene generates economic activity, creates prosperous cultural industries, and attracts tourists, major employers and new residents.

How We Will Get There

Promoting culture through engagement, cultural diversity and an atmosphere of inclusion in a creative economy.

What We Are Working Towards

Promote Culture

Our community promotes cultural engagement, inclusion and a culturally diverse community.


Our community strengthens culture in communities and maintains programs to recruit and retain residents.

Creative Economy

Our community fuels the creative economy and promotes the value of the arts throughout Chatham-Kent.