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 Co-Chairs of the CKCLC are Mayor Canniff and Ken McEwan. 

The CKCLC vision is, " We are a thriving community that enhances quality of life". 

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

To learn more about the CKCLC strategy framework click on the link on the right hand side. The strategy framework is an evergreen document in that the activities are being determined and allow the members to respond to emerging items.  

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