Poverty is REAL in Chatham-Kent

Did you know?

16,915 people in Chatham-Kent live on incomes below the Poverty Line. 

Sadly, 4,520 are children.

these number don't account for the "working poor", homeless, and individuals and families that are not in the social assistance systems...

WE AIM TO CHANGE THis. 


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Mission Statement

To work together to support, develop and implement strategies to eliminate poverty in Chatham-Kent.

Vision Statement

No person in Chatham-Kent will live in poverty.

 

The purpose of the Chatham-Kent Prosperity Roundtable is to provide leadership in the promotion and development of a healthy community through the creation of innovative opportunities intended to reduce poverty among residents of Chatham-Kent. 

The Prosperity Roundtable is made up of CK 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.


Championing Poverty Reduction Strategies

Chatham-Kent Prosperity Roundtable collaborates with existing poverty reduction efforts while also developing new approaches.

Our objectives include:

  • Promoting creative thinking and innovative solutions that seek to transform community,

  • Continually pursue best practices that improve service administration and delivery,

  • Bringing public attention to the impacts of poverty, by collecting, analyzing and disseminating information about those living in poverty in Chatham-Kent,

  • Collecting, analyzing and disseminating information about existing programs and services that contribute to poverty reduction,

  • Using evidence based research and best practices to inform the development of new strategies and policies to reduce poverty and bring about broader system change,

  • Coordinating and supporting the implementation of local poverty reduction strategies (existing and new),

  • Strengthening local capacity to promote a healthy, prosperous community through teamwork, collaboration and partnerships,

  • Measuring the impact of local action and progress towards improved health and prosperity, and

  • Sharing experiences, resources, information and lessons learned,

  • Striving for win/win solutions for all partners involved.


Current Projects

The Chatham-Kent Prosperity Roundtable undertakes projects that will raise awareness and understanding of poverty and its effects, build capacity in the community to have an impact on poverty, and directly benefit those living with low incomes. Please click HERE to see our strategic plan and projects for 2018-2019.


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