As part of CLC-K’s Educational Video series, here is the most recent discussing rights, responsibility, and respect. Thank you to everyone featured in the video for lending your voice! All our videos can be found on our You Tube channel.
Thank you Chatham Daily News for the article discussing CLC-K’s new partnership with the Thames Horizon Shuffleboard Club. View the article by visiting: Chatham Daily News: https://www.chathamdailynews.ca/news/local-news/story-helps-community-living-chatham-kent-shuffleboard-club-team-up
Tech First SHIFT announced, during Direct Support Professional Recognition Week 2023, Kyle Lozon from CLC-K was chosen as a recipient of the Dustin A. Wright Tech Champion Award. This award was established to memorialize Dustin A. Wright, Founder of Disability Cocoon, and pioneer in the Technology First movement. Annually, the Dustin A. Wright Tech Champion […]
Thank you CKXS FM for the article discussing CLC-K’s recent donation to R.O.C.K. Missions. View the article by visiting: https://ckxsfm.com/community-living-supporting-those-in-need/
Thank you Chatham Daily News for the article discussing the recent donation to R.O.C.K. Missions. View the story by visiting: https://www.chathamdailynews.ca/news/local-news/community-living-donates-to-rock-missions-2
Thank you to Chatham Daily News for this wonderful article: https://www.chathamdailynews.ca/news/local-news/community-living-chatham-kent-party-grows-thanks-to-new-venue As summer came to a close, CLC-K joined together at the Dover Rod & Gun Club on August 31, 2023. Wagon rides, and face painting were the highlight of the day! A delicious barbeque was held, providing time to relax, and connect with one […]
Each year Community Living Chatham-Kent donates a portion of the proceeds raised from the Food Truck Crawl Event to a worthy cause. The 2023 funds are being dedicated to R.O.C.K. in Chatham, and Wallaceburg. R.O.C.K. (Reach Out Chatham-Kent) was founded in August of 2019. The locations in Chatham and Wallaceburg serve over seven-hundred (700) lunches […]
Pride Month is a time for LGBTQ+ individuals to promote equal rights, inclusivity, and acceptance. It includes a variety of events such as parades, marches, festivals, workshops, panel discussions, art exhibits, and performances. These activities aim to raise awareness, foster community, and celebrate the diverse identities and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. It also serves […]
The fund was made possible through a bequest to Community Living Chatham-Kent by the late Father James Williams. Father Williams was an ongoing supporter of the work of Community Living Chatham-Kent and his bequest was made in honour of Rob McLandress. Two awards of $1,000 each are given annually to people who have diverse abilities […]
On Friday, March 17, local MPP Trevor Jones met with the team at Community Living Chatham-Kent to learn more about the $6,400 Resilient Communities Fund Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation that was used to purchase technology to rebuild the Outward Bound Program from the impacts of the pandemic. CLC-K employees and people who access […]
Let’s talk about internet safety! Thank you to the Chatham-Kent Police Service for providing all the great information in this video. Thank you to everyone featured in the video for lending your voice! Together, let’s help make the online world a safe place to learn, explore, and connect!
Community Living Chatham-Kent is pleased to announce the recipients of the Jonathan Daniel Stone Fund. The first Jonathan Daniel Stone Fund Award was presented to Thomas Palacios. Thomas is fifteen years old. He lives with his mother, and receives support through the Children’s Treatment Centre. Thomas is an ambitious teenager who strongly seeks a world […]
We extend a very special thank-you to Denomy’s Audio Video Unlimited for their generous donation of a LG 75″ 4K SMART TV. CLC-K will be raffling off this amazing television at the Food Truck Crawl on July 20, at Sons of Kent. Congratulations to Denomy’s as they celebrate their 75th Anniversary! Pictured: Nicole Roeszler (CLC-K), […]
Thank you to the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce for creating this Reel for CLC-K, which was highlighted as part of “Reel Friday” in the CK Chamber Update. Great work to all involved!
Microboards Ontario is a registered non-profit organization that is committed to promoting and supporting the development of microboards across Ontario. Through training, education, advocacy, and support, they provide leadership to people, their families, and support networks who are interested in creating a microboard. Visit www.microboardsontario.com for more information, or to get started!
CLC-K was honoured to receive the Making a Difference Award from the Provincial Network Human Resource Forum on October 3, 2022, in memory of Lesa Jansen. This award recognizes her valued contribution to Ontario’s Developmental Services Sector. Lesa was a highly regarded employee, whose efforts contributed to improving the quality of support provided by Developmental […]
From: Chatham Daily News Rotary Sunrise to pay tribute to Ukraine with new park A new Chatham park created as a tribute to Ukraine will be officially opened this weekend. Author of the article: Daily News staff Publishing date: Aug 22, 2022 In this file photo, Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise members Roger McRae, left, Leigh-Anne […]
Community Living Chatham-Kent has made a $1,000 donation to support children with diverse abilities who access services in Ukraine. Click here to read the full article in Chatham This Week.
Community Living Month is celebrated across the province during the month of May. The month celebrates the accomplishments, gifts and talents that people who have diverse abilities bring to their communities. Community Living Chatham-Kent hosted the Annual Flag Raising and community BBQ on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. sponsored by OPSEU Local 148, Schinkel’s […]
Congratulations to the 2021 Jonathan Daniel Stone Award Recipients. 2021 Jonathan Daniel Stone Award RecipientsDownload
CLC-K excited to receive provincial standard.
Community Living Chatham-Kent is pleased to announce that the agency has been successful in its bid to be re-accredited by FOCUS Accreditation for four years, from January 2022 – January 2026. CLC-K is the first organization to be accredited with the newly revised 2020 FOCUS Standards. Visit FOCUS ACCREDITATION to read the official statement, and learn more […]
How to Advocate for Individuals with Special Needs Workshop Opportunity Cynthia Lockrey WorkshopDownload
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT – MAPLE CITY BAKERY! Thank you for being an inclusive employer! https://www.clc-k.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/JOBWORX-FINAL.mp4
This past July, Community Living Chatham-Kent personnel went on a Journey of Learning facilitated by Minogiizhgad. The learning included traditional territory acknowledgement development and a Bkejwanong Tour – First Nation historical waterways tour. The plan is for the journey to resume this fall. Minogiizhgad also guided the agency in developing a Land Acknowledgement Statement which […]
Community Living Chatham-Kent would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to Magna Home Builders for being an engaged partner in our community — you help make this a community where people can live, learn, and work. Fred Naclerio and his team at Magna Homes (Newest Addition to the Apollo Group Companies) rose to the […]
The West Region Urgent Response Planning Table is hosting engagement sessions about a new Ontario Autism Program, the Urgent Response Service. Please view document below to learn more about this new program and to provide your insights and feedback. Urgent Response Service InvitationDownload
My name is Dan. I have a little girl who has Down syndrome. Her name is Manon. My wife, Lisa, and I are both essential workers and we are doing everything we can to keep our daughter safe. Early on in the pandemic we noticed data coming out of Italy that did not bode well for […]
Congratulations to Amanda Mesko (ticket # A-3274749) for winning $6,085 in our first 50/50 draw! Your participation enriches the lives of people with diverse abilities across Ontario by supporting CLC-K, PHSS and DeafBlind Ontario. Didn’t win this one? You’re in luck! Tickets for draw #2 open on Monday May 31st, and will feature a $1,000 […]
Triage Protocol Continues to Threaten People Who have Diverse Abilities By Brian Dunne, President and Chief Executive Officer at PHSS, and Ron Coristine, Executive Director at Community Living Chatham-Kent As advocates for people who have diverse abilities and reside in Ontario, we continue to be dismayed at the priority the Ontario government appears to be […]
Are you a high school student who graduates this year wants to know more about what’s next and what opportunities are available in your community? Join us April 22nd in this discussion! Register now at https://forms.gle/cSb3M4KTPfqpQWW57
Baranyai: Triage framework should be debated as COVID’s third wave rises Author of the article: Robin Baranyai Source: Baranyai: Triage framework should be debated as COVID’s third wave rises | London Free Press (lfpress.com) Under normal circumstances, patient triage is about identifying who should be treated first: who needs resuscitation, and who can wait to […]
COVID-19 Update: March 23, 2021 If you are among the ‘unsure’ or ‘no’ group for the covid-19 vaccine please take 4:30 minutes to watch this very informative video released through Immunize Canada. It is very educational.
The employee who tested positive for COVID-19 has recovered. This person can return to work on February 8. Great news!
COVID-19 Update: January 29, 2021 An employee of Community Living Chatham-Kent has tested positive for COVID-19. We will be following direction provided by the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit. The CLC-K family wishes this person the very best.
A Letter from our Executive Director to the Provincial Government COVID-19 Vaccine Role Out Should be Based on Needs vs Location By Ron Coristine, Executive Director, Community Living Chatham-Kent The COVID-19 vaccine is a key tool in our fight to contain this global pandemic. With numbers continuing to rise in communities across Ontario, it is […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2021 Ontario Government Asked to Remove Secrecy and Release COVID-19 Critical Care Triage Protocol Did you know your child, parent or neighbour could be denied critical care based on pre-existing conditions or assumptions healthcare professionals make regarding their quality of life versus ability to recover from COVID-19? There remains […]
COVID-19 Update: January 12, 2021 The person who receives support and had tested positive for COVID-19 has recovered. We are very happy for this person. Ron Coristine
COVID-19 Update: January 7, 2021 The employee who tested positive for COVID-19 has recovered. We are extremely happy for this person. Ron Coristine
COVID-19 Update: January 1, 2021 Good Afternoon, A person who receives support has tested positive for COVID-19. Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit personnel has advised that the person can self-isolate at home. The person can come out of self-isolation on January 8 /21, at days end. CLC-K employees are providing the best support. Thanks. Ron Coristine