Senior Awards Call for Nominations

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Mayor Darrin Canniff and Chatham-Kent Council are taking this opportunity to thank our older adults and seniors and celebrate their achievements during Seniors’ Month in June.

The purpose of these awards is to recognize and honour older adults aged 60+ that have achieved significant goals and made outstanding contributions as volunteers within Chatham-Kent.

Recipients will be honoured as part of the 35th annual Senior Achievement awards.

Volunteerism is the glue that holds our community together,” said Mayor Darrin Canniff. “People giving their time and effort for the good of others is one of the noblest and unselfish acts an individual can do. I’m glad to say we have many such people in Chatham-Kent, and we should celebrate them.”

The senior awards are a tradition that goes back to the 1980s. Since that time, more than 1,000 seniors have been honoured for their contributions to the community.

Nomination forms will be available at all Chatham-Kent Municipal Centres, (Chatham, Blenheim, Dresden, Ridgetown, Tilbury and Wallaceburg), all Chatham-Kent public libraries, all 11 Seniors’ Centres within the municipality and online at both the @CKseniorawards and @AgeFriendlyCK Facebook pages.

The 2022 Senior of the Year will be announced during the Broadcast of the Chatham-Kent Celebration of Older Adults on June 1, 2022, on Facebook and YourTV. All nominees will be recognized during this virtual event.

The deadline for receipt of nomination forms is Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

Submit the nomination form online:

By mail:
Mayor Darrin Canniff
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
P.O. Box 640
Chatham ON  N7M 5K8

Or by email:

Mayor Canniff endorses an impartial selection committee that selects the Chatham-Kent Senior of the Year.

For more information, please contact the Chatham-Kent Celebration of Older Adults’ committee Co-chairs, Councillor Clare Latimer at 519-436-3207, Councillor Marjorie Crew at 519-436-3218 or the Mayor’s Office at 519-360-1998 x 3001.