Poverty Awareness Week

educate our community. advocate for change. generate 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.  

community conversation

October 15th | 4:00-6:00pm @ the Chatham Capitol Theatre

Reflecting on recent events, the Chatham-Kent Prosperity Roundtable is hosting a community conversation and forum to increase awareness of homelessness and substance use in our community. Experts will share information on the current state of these challenges in Chatham-Kent, and then enter into an open roundtable discussion with community members. We all have something to add. Bring your opinions and ideas, and be ready to learn something new!

I, DAniel Blake

October 17th | 7:00-9:00pm @ The chatham Capitol Theatre

The Chatham-Kent Prosperity Roundtable in partnership with the Chatham Capitol Theatre is hosting a viewing of I , Daniel Blake, a story of a 59-year-old widowed carpenter who must fight the bureaucratic forces of the social assistance system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance after a recent heart attack leaves him unable to work. Entry is pay-as-you-can donation, or by donation of feminine hygiene products, hygiene products, or non-perishable food items. Everyone is welcome!

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Community Games night

October 18th | 6:00-8:00pm @ The Chatham-Kent Public Library, Chatham Branch

The Chatham-Kent Prosperity Roundtable in partnership with the Lived Experience Advisory Group is hosting a community games night to increase awareness of poverty-related challenges and create a sense of community in Chatham-Kent. Be ready to meet new people, and play some games!


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Flag raising @ Civic Centre with MAyor Randy hope

October 12th, 2018 | 11:00am @ Civic Centre

The Chatham-Kent Prosperity Roundtable flag wi l l be raised by Mayor Randy Hope at Civic Centre marking the beginning of Poverty Awareness Week.

Thank you to Mayor Hope for his apt comments on poverty in our community, and how we need to work together as a community to tackle these large and complex problems.