Please take a moment to view our Community Connections Newsletter. There are so many great stories, and exciting new events happening at CLC-K!
We’re looking for part-time Direct Support Professional! For more information and details on how to apply, click here.
CLC-K hosted a food drive in October in support of Outreach For Hunger, and we were thrilled with the level of participation throughout the agency. A sincere thank you to everyone who donated! We enjoy giving back to this wonderful community.
We’re thrilled to offer the insightful workshop ‘How to Advocate for Kids with Special Needs’ to our community! Please join us for this FREE event – everyone is welcome 😊 Contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot today!
Community Living Chatham-Kent is excited to announce that the 7th Annual Lottery Calendar, “Dreams Come True”, is NOW available! Throughout this 12-month calendar we are highlighting a dream each month, and showcasing how it was fulfilled. Don’t miss your opportunity to win over $17,000 in cash and prizes, starting with a $1,000 cash giveaway on […]
Thank you to John PP. Balagtas (PPC Party), Mark Vercouteren (Green Party), Tony Walsh (NDP), and Katie Omstead (Liberal) for touring the Day Program on Park Avenue. Thank you to each of these Candidates who took time out of their busy schedules to learn more about CLC-K. We wish you all the best!
What an amazing turnout it was at the Positivity Day lunch on September 30th! Everyone at the Park Day Program did a fabulous job with the dessert table! Thank you to everyone who came out to support them and this positive initiative. 😊
Everyone is invited! Please join us for this FREE community event, sponsored by CLC-K. Event Details: Splash It Up! Free Swim Saturday, September 14 from 1:30-4:30PM at Chatham-Kent YMCA.
We will be closed on Monday, August 5th, 2019. See you August 6th!
BUY YOUR TICKETS TO THE FOOD CRAWL, AND GET YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ALL THESE GREAT PRIZES. **MUST ATTEND TO WIN** The 2019 Food Crawl is 90% sold out. All Food Crawlers are eligible to win these great prizes: Assorted Yeti drinking mugs CNE Tickets VIA Rail gift card ($500 value) Bluetooth headphones ($150 value) […]
Community Living Chatham-Kent congratulates Wayne Easterbrook, President of O.P.S.E.U. – Local 148, on receiving an Ontario Public Service Employees Union Developmental Services Solidarity Award For Lifetime Achievement .
Check out everything we have planned for May for Community Living Month 2019!
Community Living Chatham-Kent’s Box Lunch event wrapped up successfully on March 7th, after delivering over 3,100 lunches across the municipality. The entire event took around 70 volunteers, working tirelessly for the two-hour duration. The 2019 Box Lunch raised over $9,000 for the agency. The money will go towards supporting the agency’s programs, which help more […]
Are you an older adult (55yrs+) or a caregiver who is interested in technology use in daily activities and social life? You may be eligible to participate in a research study! The University of Ottawa, in partnership with other universities in their region, would like to find out about the views of seniors and seniors’ caregivers […]
In March 2019, youth advisors and allies of the Re:Action4Inclusion Provincial Movement will be kicking off their BIGGEST and MOST EXCITING leadership event of the year! As proud supporters of the Summit, we are excited to celebrate and grow a generation of young change-makers who have are helping to build a vision of community and […]
This is Community Living Chatham-Kent’s first year participating in Christmas In Muskoka. Donating to Christmas in Muskoka helps over 300 children in our community to attend ‘Muskoka Woods’ Leadership Camp. This is an excellent opportunity to invest in the leadership potential of young people in Chatham-Kent. We donated a fully decorated Christmas tree and our tree’s theme was […]
Our Holiday Seasons Favourite, December 7, 2108 is the 21st Annual Christmas Concert. We have a great line up for a great night out. We will be ringing in the Christmas Spirits with dances, singing, skits and more…….. This is a free event and donation’s are welcome. It will be a packed house so come early and […]
Thank you to everyone who submitted an application to the Jonathan Daniel Stone Fund. We are currently reviewing all applications and will announce the winner in January. More details to an exact announcement date coming soon… — The Fund can be used to support initiatives to assist children and their families who have been diagnosed […]
The CLC-K bake sale at the Poor Boys Lunch raised $532.00 Special thanks to Kent Phan, Marissa Druiett, and Paige Ashton-Padbury for volunteering. Thanks also to Stewart Street for assembling and assisting with the Bake Table.
Community Living Chatham-Kent hosted the “Parade of Calendar Chefs” event on Monday, October 22, 2018. This culinary sensation featured chefs who submitted recipes to the 2018 Community Living Chatham-Kent Lottery Calendar, “Cooking up Dreams”. There were three seatings offered, with over 140 people who enjoyed the tasty treats highlighted in the 2018 Lottery Calendar. The […]
Information Session Hosted by: When: Wednesday November 21, 2018 Where: CLC-K, 1099 Park Ave, Chatham Ontario (Parkfield) Time: 6:30 pm Please join us for an informative session presented by Ken Bechard of Sun Life Financial and Brad Langford of Langford Law. Ken and Brad will discuss options to consider for long term financial planning and […]
Community Living Chatham-Kent ensured that the shelves were filled at the Salvation Army, Chatham-Kent Ministries this Thanksgiving season. Giving back to the community continues to support our vision of Discovering Dreams, Connecting Lives. During the period of September 24 – October 4, 2018, over 550 people who receive supports from Community Living Chatham-Kent, and agency […]
Visit the P4P planning Network site to view all the upcoming webinar offerings. Partner Update_WebcastOffering_Fall_FINAL Watch out for the launch of the redesigned Planning Network which will include comprehensive guides on multiple areas of planning for families.
Thanks to all the Municipal Candidates who joined us at the Open House on September 17. Over 60 people enjoyed meeting Chrisjune.2018 Penelope Duchesne Mark Pastorius Mary Clare Latimer, Henry Svec, John Wright, Patricia Sylvain for Ward 4 Councillor, Mary Anne Udvari, Amy Finn, Don Fuoco, Kirk Hooker, Don Sparky Leonard, and Brock McGregor
CONGRATULATIONS to Dayna Lovell who was the lucky Lottery Calendar winner of $500.00 on September 13th!
COMMUNITY LIVING CHATHAM-KENT BRINGS HOPE Community Living Chatham-Kent believes in discovering dreams and connecting lives. Ebony Vandenbogaerde of Chatham is learning to discover new dreams as she navigates her next journey. Ebony was treated to remove a rare tumor in her spine in May, which has left her paralyzed from the waist down. Since this […]
Our Dancing in the Park 2018 community event is quickly approaching! Come on out this Saturday to help support this event (and give your car a good cleaning too!) Community Living Chatham-Kent is hosting a community dance in Kingston Park! We will have DJ Cary Templeman there to get everyone moving. When: 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Kingston […]
The Grand Opening of the Soccer Field House last evening drew a great crowd. In 2014, Community Living Chatham-Kent approached the Municipality of Chatham-Kent requesting to store items such as a barbeque and tables as part of a canteen service provided by JOBWORX – Employment Services during soccer games. Additionally, Chatham-Kent citizens had voiced concerns […]
Community Living Chatham-Kent celebrated the month of May in a big way. From our “Green & Blue Day” and “Shining a Light”, enjoying the “Greatest Showman”, to “Raising the Flag”, the Chatham-Kent community celebrated alongside us. Captain Positive and Opti-Woman joined the festivities at the first annual Boston Pizza Night, and we partnered with St. […]
Rick Nicholls tours Community Living Chatham-Kent’s Day Program on Park Avenue today. An exciting opportunity for people to speak with Mr. Nicholls.
News Release Ontario Election on June 7, 2018 May 8, 2018 Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced that the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, has accepted the Premier’s advice to sign a Proclamation dissolving the 41st Parliament of the Province of Ontario, effective as of 2 p.m. today. Pursuant to the provisions of […]
Today is “Shine A Light” on Community Living. As part of the many events and activities that are planned for the month, Community Living Chatham-Kent is participating in an Ontario-wide initiative beginning on Friday, May 4th called Shine A Light on Community Living. The front island of the Administrative Building will shine blue and green […]
Since January 2018, the St. Clair College Chatham Campus Cafeteria has served meals and tasty treats through a partnership with Community Living Chatham-Kent. Chef Stan Spanos oversees the operation, and staff at the cafeteria. Chef Stan has worked in the food industry for some time, and was pleasantly surprised by the collaboration between the College […]
Check out everything we have planned for May – Community Living Month 2018!
This workshop, hosted by Making It Happen, is a full day of education for young people ages 16-24 years. Topics include: How to recognize healthy vs unhealthy relationships How relationships change Boundaries Staying safe Registration is required by calling 519-351-0460 x 231 For more information: click Circles Workshop
Community Living Chatham-Kent would like to extend our deepest sympathy to those affected by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy & show our support to these families.
Here are the upcoming Bingo Charity Nights at Riverview Bingo Hall: Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 PM Thursday, May 31st at 6:30 PM PLEASE NOTE: In order for Community Living Chatham-Kent to receive the $10/person donation – you must register, and say you are with ‘Community Living Chatham-Kent’. When you enter the Bingo Hall, please go directly to […]
This truly is an amazing opportunity for families and students to meet all the agencies and services they will likely require – and they are all in one room ready to meet you & answer your questions. Plus it is free with a lasagna dinner! — What’s next? What opportunities are available in our community after you leave […]
OPEN HOUSE Community Living Chatham-Kent Adult Respite: 269 Forest Street, Chatham Children’s Respite: 91/95 St. Anthony St., Chatham Join us for our exciting Open Houses: March 26 – Adult Respite March 27 – Children’s Respite 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Contact us for more information: 519-352-1174 / email@example.com
Enjoy these video’s while we all celebrate the abilities of people! NOT SPECIAL NEEDS | March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day 50 Mums | 50 Kids | 1 Extra Chromosome
Without adequate funding, community agencies can only do so much. Together, we can help reduce risks for individuals and families. Start by sharing this post and share your story in the comments below to show families and agencies that they are not alone. #DevelopmentalServicesMatter
Housing Information Session DATE: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 TIME: 11:00 am LOCATION: 101 Stewart Street, Chatham COST: FREE! Three guest speakers will provide information and answer any questions you have, regarding the following: Mike Stover – Paralegal (Landlord / Tenant issues) Doug Toland – retired ODSP caseworker Representative from Affordable Housing Light refreshment to follow […]
Community Living Chatham-Kent is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Rob McLandress Make A Dream Come True Fund. Visit Rob McLandress Fund to apply.
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Ecologos, the Toronto-based Water Docs International Film Festival, along with the Chatham Sunrise Rotary Club is honoured to present a two day mini water film festival in Chatham. If you care about and believe that all life depends on clean air and water and a stable and reliable climate you won’t want to miss this […]
Employees from Community Living Chatham-Kent celebrated the season at their recent team meeting.
Congratulations to Robyn Calvert, winner of the Community Living Chatham-Kent Lottery Calendar draw on November 19, 2017.
Community Living Chatham-Kent kicked off the Holiday Season by hosting a Tree Lighting Social on Wednesday, November 29. Leaders Within Graduate, Tracey, did a wonderful job inviting everyone to the celebration, and invited attendees to join together to sing Christmas Carols. Thank you to our community partner, Wright’s Electric, for their assistance.
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Community Living Chatham-Kent was proud to speak at the Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise today. Featured was information about the wonderful work within our agency, and how Community Living Chatham-Kent works with and supports the Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise. .
Community Living Chatham-Kent received a Certificate of Accreditation from FOCUS Accreditation presented by Brian Dunne (Focus Board Member) to Ron Coristine, Executive Director, Community Living Chatham-Kent on Nov 16th. Community Living Chatham-Kent Board of Directors, and employees shared in the celebration.
Thank you to the Chatham Maroons Organization for hosting Community Living Chatham-Kent Night on Sunday, November 12, 2017. We were thrilled to sell our Lottery Calendars, as well as build awareness about Community Living Chatham-Kent. Thank you to our valued Volunteers, Derek and Brett, for their help!
This UPDATED webcast includes 2017 Ontario budget changes affecting ODSP. Join us for a discussion with expert Graeme Treeby on how such changes could impact financial planning for your family. Also included in this presentation: An overview of ODSP eligibility requirements A summary of medical and other benefits covered Info on navigating restrictions to avoid compromising […]
Survey for Brothers and Sisters of a Person with a Developmental Disability CALLING ALL SIBLINGS! A small coalition of Ontario siblings (connected to the P4P community) has teamed up to identify ways of better supporting adult siblings of people living with a developmental disability. Many adults supporting a brother or sister with a developmental disability can […]
Many thanks to Thompson’s Orchards donating forty pumpkins to the Day Program on Sass Road! People who attend the Day Program were able to make jack-o-lanterns which were used to decorate the program. Each person will take their personalized pumpkin home for Halloween.
NOW HIRING DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS We are growing and there will be several positions available. If you are interested in a career with a progressive agency please apply. For more information visit the Career page on our website.
Community Living Chatham-Kent’s JOBWORX – Employment Services, Jaycee Park Canteen donated $200.00 to Chatham-Kent Minor Baseball Association in recognition of our community partnership. Pictured are Lisa Luyt-Dozois, Umpire Assignor/Tournament Coordinator and Liz Caron- Ranger, Canteen Staff.
We are happy to share our positive messages with Community Living Ontario, and Community Living’s across the Province. Visit Community Living Chatham-Kent Positivity
Community Living Chatham-Kent was spreading positivity in a variety of ways!
United Way’s Operation Backpacks Receives $1,000 Donation
Positivity Day has started with Community Living Chatham-Kent. An extremely friendly neighbour, Sam shared apples, strawberries, peaches, and squash for agricultural day. In return, Sam was presented with a fruit pie baked for him to thank him for being an awesome neighbour, and to celebrate seniors day. Pie and card are presented to him from […]
Community Living Chatham-Kent is excited to support United Way of Chatham-Kent’s Operation Backpacks 2017 Campaign. Our 2nd Annual FOOD CRAWL fundraiser on July 20 was a tasty treat for 184 participants. People travelled in school buses to restaurants across Chatham to delight in food, and fun. We surpassed our goal raising over $8700. Through Operation Backpack, […]
Charlie enjoyed spending Monday’s and Wednesday’s at Planet Print. Charlie is going back to school, but is grateful for the opportunity. Thank you, Planet Print!
Positivity Day is a community wide celebration of the benefits that come from having a positive approach on the way we live, work and play. Between September 4 – 15, Chatham-Kent will celebrate “12 Days of Positivity.” During this time, the community will have different theme days, including Not-For-Profit day on Friday, September 8. Employers, […]
Thank you to Chatham Kent Community Foundation‘s Donor Designated Fund awarding the Mayrand Family Fund grant to Community Living Chatham-Kent. The grant for $1208 will be used in the JOBWORX– Employment Services program. Steve Stokley, Manager, JOBWORX – Employment Services accepts the cheque from Paul Mayrand at the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation AGM on June 27, […]
People who spend their time at Community Living Chatham-Kent’s Adult Respite Program have a new addition to the activity menu. Diane Mayor of Tilbury is frequently looking for ways to enhance the community supports offered to her son, Travis. Mayor became connected with Esther Stavert of Chatham through a facebook post asking if anyone […]
Special moments from Canada Day July 1, 2017.
Information Session Hosted by Community Living Chatham-Kent When: Wednesday July 19, 2017 Where: CLC-K, 650 Riverview Drive – Community Room Time: 6:30 pm Please join us for an informative session presented by Ken Bechard of Sun Life Financial and Brad Langford of Langford Law. Ken and Brad will discuss options to consider for long term […]
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Thank you to everyone for your continued support. We are looking forward to Thursday, July 20!
This is your chance to be a part of an amazing opportunity, the Great Canadian Giving Challenge while celebrating Canada’s 150th! Donate $3.00, or greater, in the month of June, and Community Living Chatham-Kent will be entered to win $10,000! It’s that easy!! http://givingchallenge.ca/
We are thrilled to announce our 20th Annual Golf Tournament is SOLD OUT! Thank you to all the golfers, sponsors, and prize donors. We are looking forward to Saturday, June 3 at Deer Run Golf Course.
Tickets for the 2nd Annual Food Crawl is quickly approaching!! Mark your calendars for Monday, May 15 at 10:00am! Purchase online at FOOD CRAWL TICKETS.
Bill’s Bowl-a-thon 2017
Community Living Month
May is Community Living Month! To celebrate, the Central Admin Staff wore green and blue. The month celebrates the accomplishments, gifts, and talents, that people who have an intellectual disability, bring to their community.
RAFFLE TICKET Great prizes to be won! 1st Prize: $1,000 cash 2nd Prize: 40” Samsung TV (value: $590) 3rd Prize: $250 cash Tickets are $20 each. With only 300 tickets, the odds of winning a prize are great! Tickets can be purchased by calling 519-352-1174, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or at CLC-K’s Admin Office (650 Riverview Drive, Chatham). […]
Many of the people supported by Community Living Chatham-Kent are active and vibrant contributing citizens within the community. The Park Avenue Day program is a welcomed space for many to learn new skills, and socialize. Your donation will help buy essential furniture and tools to meet their physical and safety needs, as well as support […]
The 2017, Community Connections newsletter is now available for viewing! Exciting things are happening at Community Living Chatham-Kent! Download Volume 1 today! Community Connections Newsletter If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, simply send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Subscribe to CLC-K Information E-Mail List”.
WEBINAR: Introduction to the RDSP April 5 at 3pm Simply by opening an RDSP you can get up to $20,000 in bonds from the Federal government! P4P believes that an imperfect plan is better than no plan. Whatever your present situation, creative solutions can be customized with the right tools and know What’s in it for you An […]
March 21, 2017, was World Down Syndrome Day. Enjoy this video!
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for Canadian men and women. As a matter of fact, every 7 minutes, someone in Canada dies from heart disease or stroke. Community Living Chatham-Kent’s team is riding the Heart&Stroke Big Bike to help change that. There are 29 seats on the bike – please let us know if you […]
Let’s celebrate the achievements in making Ontario a more inclusive province! Please view the poster below for more information. 2017 Day at the Legislature PosterDownload
Community Living Chatham-Kent is thrilled to announce Progressive Waste Solutions as the Title Sponsor of the 20th Annual Golf Tournament. Thank you to Progressive Waste Solutions for continuing to be a big part of our Golf Tournament success! @ProgressiveWste
Bill Labadie, an avid 10 pin bowler with the Special Olympics, is thrilled to host his 2nd Annual Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, May 6th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Bowlerama in Chatham. Bill is hoping to surpass the $2,200 amount raised in 2015. Bill is accepting pledges with all proceeds going to Community Living Chatham-Kent. If […]
CELEBRATING THE POWER OF Community! P4P presents ART OF BELONGING, a TEDx inspired evening of celebration featuring six passionate presenters from diverse backgrounds sharing their perspectives on the power of belonging and community. Join with us to watch the Art of Belonging webcast with other families. TIME: THURSDAY MARCH 30, 2017 7:00 P.M. […]
Congratulations to Sue Marchand who won the $500.00 February 14th draw, from the 2017 Lottery Calendar. Please find a list of all winners by visiting the Lottery Calendar page.
The Parkfield Restaurant is closed Tuesday, February 21. We will post as the restaurant re-opens. Thank you for your continued patronage and patience during this time.
Join Family Service Kent for an Evening with Margaret Trudeau Media Release- December 5 2016 Margaret Trudeau poster
Congratulations to Bonnie Inns who won the $1000.00 January 1st draw, from the 2017 Lottery Calendar. Please find a list of all winners by visiting the Lottery Calendar page.
Community Living Chatham-Kent is pleased to announce the recipients of the Jonathan Daniel Stone Fund. Each recipient received a $1000.00 award to assist with the achievement of their initiative. The awards were presented on Thursday, December 22, 2016. Please visit http://www.clc-k.ca/donate/jonathan-daniel-stone-fund/ to read about the 2016 recipients.
Sunday, December 11 was Community Living Chatham-Kent Night at the Maroons Game. The Chatham Maroons have been a great partner and are Sparking Change and Inclusion in the community. Thank you to the Maroons Organization for your support.
Please be advised the Central Administration building (650 Riverview Drive) is temporarily closed and will re-open Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 8:30 am.
The Vulnerable Persons Registry allows caregivers of vulnerable persons to submit vital information to an online database to be used by police and authorized agencies during a crisis situation. Police and other emergency first responders will have immediate access to the database when needed. This can help provide risk information about the vulnerable person in […]
Free Skating sponsored by Community Living Chatham-Kent: WHEN: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 WHERE: Thames Campus Arena TIME: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Everyone is welcome! Free Skate PosterDownload
When you donate brood you are making special moments possible for hospital patients and their families. The following are Blood Donor Clinics in Chatham: The Spirit and Life Centre Wednesday, December 14 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Chatham Polish Canadian Club Saturday, December 24 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Community Living Chatham-Kent continues to accept applications for The Jonathan Daniel Stone Fund. Final date to apply is November 30, 2016. The Fund can be used to support initiatives to assist children and their families who have been diagnosed with autism and/or other intellectual disabilities. Daniel’s fund can be utilized for but is not limited […]
Community Living Chatham-Kent recognizes Dean and Barb Mills’ No Frills in Chatham as a leader Sparking Change and Inclusion in the Workplace. Dean and Barb were awarded the Joyce M Carr Champion Award in May 2016. Dean and Barb’s No Frills has been a great partner with JOBWORX – Employment Services, employing several people over […]
We are offering a variety of items displaying the Community Living Chatham-Kent logo. The apparel is available for men and women, and is offered in a range of sizes and colours. Please find attached an information letter describing the apparel available. Many thanks to our CLC-K models!!! You look great! Samples are available for anyone […]
Join us on November 17 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm for the Annual Stewart Street Bazaar, located at 101 Stewart Street, Chatham. Craft vendors, bake goods, cosmetics, homemade jams, jewelry, scarves and so much more await your shopping pleasure! “Penny Sale” is back! Don’t forget to pick up your 2017 Lottery Calendar!
Community Living Chatham-Kent recognizes the team at Abstract Marketing as a leader Sparking Change and Inclusion in the Workplace. Community Living Chatham-Kent was thrilled to partner with Abstract Marketing to create a mobile-ready website that will allow visitors to access information quickly and easily. Brett, who receives support from Community Living Chatham-Kent, was very excited […]
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE Community Living Chatham-Kent is privileged to have loyal community partners who support our goal to provide quality services to people who have an intellectual disability and to promote inclusion in the community. Through their generous support, the people we support have places to live, jobs in the community, and […]
JP Bickell Foundation Awards Grant to Support JOBWORX Summer Student Employment Program Community Living Chatham-Kent has been awarded a $3,500 grant from the JP Bickell Foundation to support the 2015 JOBWORX Summer Student Employment Program. This program enables young adults who have an intellectual disability the opportunity to visibly participate within the community and develop transferable […]