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Entho-Cultural Community Associations

Chatham-Kent is home to many ethno-cultural communities, associations, and groups. These communities are active hosting community events and gatherings, and are happy to welcome new members. Find some listed below with contact information to get involved:

Chatham-Kent Asian Cultural Association

  • Contact Person: Rafi Veettil
  • Email: rafiveettil@hotmail.com or chathamaca@gmail.com
  • Phone: 519.401.3162
  • Address: 420 Grand Ave E, Chatham, ON, N7L 1X2

Canadian Belgian Dutch Club

  • Contact Person: Connie Moreland, President 
  • Email: cbdclubinc@cogeco.net
  • Phone: 519.627.2565
  • Address: 1342 Dufferin Ave, Wallaceburg, ON, N8A 2W5
  • Website: www.canadianbelgiandutchclub.com

Caribbean-Canadian Association

  • Contact Person: Irma Isaac
  • Email: isaac3@live.ca

Centre Communautaire de Chatham-Kent La Girouette

  • Contact Person: Marthe Dumont
  • Email: cclagirouette@gmail.com
  • Phone: 519.436.1092
  • Address: 150 King St W, Chatham, ON, N7M 1E3

Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society

  • Contact Person: Dorothy Wallace, President of Board of Directors
  • Email: info@ckblackhistoricalsociety.org
  • Phone: 519.352.3565
  • Address: 177 King St E, Chatham, ON, N7M 3N1
  • Website:  www.ckbhs.org

Chatham-Kent Chinese Association

  • Contact Person: Jing Wang, Chairperson
  • Email: CKChinesecommittee@gmail.com

Chatham-Kent Hispanic Community Group

Chatham-Kent Muslim Association

  • Contact Person: Hassan Elkhodr
  • Email: ck.ma@hotmail.com
  • Phone: 519.351.6941
  • Address: 504 Bloomfield Rd, Chatham, ON, N7M 5J5

Filipino Canadian Community of Chatham-Kent

Kent-Belgian-Dutch-Canadian Club

  • Contact Person: Georgette Skipper
  • Phone: 519.354.5603
  • Address: 34 Byng Ave, Chatham, ON, N7M 3E20

Kent Sikh Society

  • Address: 210 King Street East, Chatham N7M 3N3
  • Korean Canadian Association of Chatham-Kent
  • Contact Person: Sun Jung
  • Email: sunstkd@hotmail.com
  • Phone: 519.351.1186
  • Cell Phone: 519.436.5799

Lega Istriana Chatham Southwestern Ontario

  • Contact Person: Angela Rota, President
  • Email: legaistrianachatham@gmail.com
  • Phone: 519-351-3033 or 519-809-0155
  • Address: 519 Sydenham St Dresden ON N0P1M0

Low German Speaking Community 

  • Contact Person: Lily Hiebertremple 
  • Email: lilyhiebertrempel@mcco.ca 
  • Website: openingdoors.co

Polish-Canadian Club

  • Contact Person: Antoni Jedlinski
  • Phone: 519.351.5133
  • Address: 281 Inshes Ave, Chatham, ON, N7M 2Z7

Portuguese-Canadian Social Club

  • Contact Person: Carlos Pisquem, President
  • Main Contact Email: president@ckportugueseclub.ca
  • General Inquiry Email: rentals@ckportugueseclub.ca
  • Phone: 519.436.0040
  • Address: 346 Grand Ave E, Chatham, ON, N7L 1W6
  • Website: www.ckportugueseclub.ca

Spirit Romanesc - Romanian Society of CK

  • Contact Person: Dragos Vasiliu
  • Email: dragos_sascut@yahoo.com
  • Phone: 226.229.1550

Taoist Tai Chi Society

  • Contact Person: Herb Jackson
  • Phone: 519.352.9697
  • Address: Community of Christ Church, 174 Faubert Dr, Chatham, ON, N7M 2Y4
  • Website: www.taoist.org 

Thamesville Sertoma Club

  • Contact Person: Susan Smith
  • Phone: 519.401.1085
  • Address: 104 Railroad Street, P.O. Box #344, Thamesville, ON  N0P 2K0

The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Chatham-Kent

  • Contact Person: Molly Oliver
  • Email: ckbahai@yahoo.ca
  • Phone: 519.627.4031
  • Address: Box 1235 Station Main, Chatham, ON, N7M 5R9
  • Website: www.bahai.org 

Vietnamese Community of Chatham-Kent

  • Contact Person: Tuan Lai
  • Phone: 519.397.9058
  • Address: 31 Courtyard Block, Chatham, ON, N7L 5S3

If you would like to add a cultural group to the list (or make any changes), please email us the details at LivingCK@chatham-kent.ca.


Chatham-Kent is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Lenape peoples. Today, the community shares land with the Lunaapeew of Delaware Nation, borders the Bkejwanong of Walpole Island, and with many other First Nations peoples and Métis peoples. 

Bkejwanong First Nation, Walpole Island First Nation

Lenape (Lunaapeew) People of the Delaware Nation at Moraviantown

  • Phone: 519.692.3936
  • Address: 14760 Schoolhouse Line RR 3, Thamesville, ON, N0P 2K0
  • Website: delawarenation.on.ca