Door-to-Door Canvassing in Chatham-Kent

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent would like to remind residents that Municipal staff will never canvas door-to-door selling a product, promoting a product, or soliciting donations.

Always be cautious of unsolicited persons at your door looking for charitable donations or attempting to sell a product or service. Do not let them rush or pressure you into buying a product, signing up for a service, or making a donation.

If you are unsure they are credible, shut the door and call Consumer Protection Ontario at 1-800-889-9768, or (if you live within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent) call our non-emergency number 519-352-1234.

In Ontario, many products and services can only be offered or sold at your home if you initiate the transaction. To learn more about your rights, read the Government of Ontario's rules for door-to-door sales to learn. If someone comes to your door asking for a donation and you are unsure if they are legitimate, do not be pressured into donating for some "urgent" cause. Take your time and research; contact a trusted family member or friend or call the agency.

You can search the Canadian Government's list of charities to ensure you donate to a legitimate charity. If the charity is well known, but you are suspicious of the person seeking the donation, you can find the charity's contact information in the phone book.

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Media Contact:

Eric Labadie
Manager, Corporate Communications
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 2039