What is the CK Plan 2035 Progress Report?

The progress report is a new tool that measures how well Chatham-Kent is working towards the goals as set out in our community strategic Plan, CK Plan 2035.

We will update the progress report annually, and make the results available to the public on our website.

Why was the Progress Report created?

The progress report has been developed as a tool to allow citizens to gain a better sense of how well our community is performing.

The progress report is a key part of the Municipality's Integrated Planning and Reporting Cycle. The Integrated Planning Process is intended to provide a consolidated approach to the allocation of municipal resources, to improve the long-term decision-making processes by the citizens, administration and Council to ensure everyone is working towards our shared CK Vision. 

What does it measure?

The progress report includes traditional metrics for assessing our progress towards our vision of what the community would like Chatham-Kent to be in the year 2035.  A welcoming, healthy, prosperous community that is culturally rich and naturally innovative.

There are between four and five progress indicators for each of CK Plan 2035 "Areas of Strategic Focus".

Some progress indicators, such as population are not calculated annually, and others, such as canopy cover, although progress is being made, the metric might not change for several years. For those metrics, future performance results will include a number of leading and lagging metrics that directly reflect the work being completed by the municipality, our residents, community partners and businesses. 

What are the progress indicators?

Economic Prosperity

  • Unemployment
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Median Household Income
  • Building Activity
  • Funding Asset Management Plan

Healthy and Safe Community

  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Non-Violent Crime
  • Avoidable Death from Preventable Causes
  • Child/Individuals Living in Low-Income
  • Avoidable Death from Treatable Causes

People & Culture

  • Population Characterises
  • Community Belonging
  • Life Stress
  • Charitable Donation
  • Community Buzz (Date under development)

Environmental Sustainability

  • Waste Diversion
  • Canopy Coverage
  • Trails and Pathways
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Data under development)
  • Energy Consumption (Data under development)