Community Leaders' Cabinet

The Chatham-Kent Community Leaders' Cabinet (CKCLC) reflects the view that a community's quality of life depends on strong leadership in the government, business, and social/voluntary sectors of that community.

No person or group working alone can accomplish large-scale social change; it takes the entire community. Chatham-Kent's Community Leaders are continuing to commit to working together to identify how they can help make change happen while supporting the great work already happening. The co-chairs of the CKCLC are Mayor Darrin Canniff and Donna Litwin-Makey, Executive Director - Children's Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent.

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

Mission: Working together, across sectors, to build a community where the quality of life is planned, developed and championed.

The CKCLC Strategy Framework is an evergreen document, meaning that activities are determined based on strategic focus areas, while allowing members to respond to emerging opportunities.

In the spirit of working together and engaging others, the CKCLC establishes partnerships with community groups in order to support ongoing work, while respecting the identities and individual activities of all. Some of the groups include: 


Background on the 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