The Chatham-Kent Community Leaders' Cabinet (CKCLC) reflects the view that a community’s quality of life depends on strong leadership in the government, business, and social/voluntary sectors of that community.  No person or group working alone can accomplish large-scale social change; it takes the entire community. Leaders' are continuing to commit to work together to identify how they can help make change happen, support great work that is already occurring and leverage assets for progress.

The CKCLC vision is, " A better quality of life for everyone in Chatham-Kent". 

The CKCLC mission is, "Working together, across sectors, to build a community where quality of life is planned, developed, and championed". 

The CKCLC strategic focus areas that are looked at are as follows, as these impact quality of life. 

  • Education/Learning
  • Economy
  • Healthy Living
The following three areas of strategic priorities are acted on. 
  • Recognizing others;  Feature Act and Workplace Wellness Recognition 
  • Measuring progress:  Data provided through CK Counts 
  • Engaging others: Working in partnership and engaging others in initiatives 

In the spirit of working together and engaging others, the CKCLC has established a number of partnerships with community groups in order to support on-going work, while respecting the identities and individual activities of each other. Some of the groups include: 

  • Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board 
  • Chatham-Kent Prosperity Roundtable 
  • Chatham-Kent Child and Youth Planning Network (Early ON) 
  • First Strategy
  • CK Local Immigration Partnership
  • Erie St. Clair Regional Data Consortium & Community Data Partnership
  • Food Policy Council 
  • Age Friendly Chatham-Kent
  • …and many more

Background on the Chatham-Kent Community Leaders' Cabinet (CKCLC)

The CKCLC was brought together knowing that no person, group or organization working alone can accomplish large scale social change. It takes the entire community. 

The following research and concepts have guided the development of the CKCLC