The Chatham-Kent Prosperity Roundtable provides leadership in the promotion and development of a healthy community through the creation of innovative opportunities and breaking down barriers intended to reduce poverty among residents of Chatham-Kent.
The Prosperity Roundtable is made up of Chatham-Kent citizens, business, government, and nonprofit representatives collaborating to find innovative solutions to poverty and building an inclusive community for all members. The poverty reduction initiatives of the roundtable are carried out by aligning with existing organizations and incorporating poverty reduction strategies into everyday life and work.
Make your mark on your community this august.
The Breaking Barriers Art Show is a annual event put on by the Prosperity Roundtable, the Thames Art Gallery, Employment and Social Services, and various other partners in the community. In an effort to engage the entire community in a larger conversation, the show will be focused on having the community share their ideas of how we can create an inclusive and supportive community for everyone. Be part of the conversation, and make your mark on your community.
EDUCATE OUR COMMUNITY. ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE. GENERATE MOMENTUM FOR ACTION.
Poverty Awareness Week aims to strengthen community awareness of the causes and challenges of poverty-related issues, and encourages action by everyone in our community to address these problems. This year, the Chatham-Kent Prosperity Roundtable is responding to growing public concerns about visible poverty-related challenges in our community by hosting community conversations and events focused on sharing information and finding solutions.
Social assistance advocacy Campaign
On July 31, 2018, Minister Lisa MacLeod announced the provincial government would be undertaking a comprehensive review of the social assistance system in Ontario over the next 100 days, with the ultimate goal of reforming the system to help people “break the cycle of poverty, re-enter the workforce, and get back on track.”
Our campaign aims to advocate alongside community members who are in receipt of OW and ODSP to bring concrete change to the system. Until everyone is thriving, our community can not be healthy and vibrant. Let’s work together to get us in the right direction.