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 already occurring and leverage assets for progress. The co-chairs of the CKCLC are Mayor Darrin Canniff and Ken McEwan. 

CKCLC Vision: "We are a thriving community that enhances quality of life."

CKCLC Mission: "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 the link on the right hand side. The strategy framework is an evergreen document meaning 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

  • 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