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About

Vision

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CK Pride’s vision is to create an inclusive community in Chatham-Kent where everyone is empowered to engage in a culture that is safe, inquisitive, empathetic, and accessible, irrespective of their sex, gender, or sexual identity.

Goals

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Increased knowledge & awareness of 2SLGBTQIA+ lives & issues

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Increased safe access to services

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Increased organizational capacity

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Increased coordination & collaboration

 

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Reduced stigma & discrimination

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Enhanced engagement & inclusion

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Strengthened community capacity

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Improved health, well-being, sense of belonging & life quality for 2SLGBTQIA+

Board of Directors

All members of the Board of Directors, including the President and Vice President, serve as volunteers. Directors are selected through a vote conducted by the remaining board members and are offered training and capacity-building opportunities. The President and Vice President are elected by the CK Pride membership during the Annual General Meeting.

President

Marianne Willson

President
Vice President

Nathan Dawthorne

Vice President
Secretary

Ellen MacDonald-Beacock

Secretary
Treasurer

Michelle Wright

Treasurer
Engagement & Education Chair

Emilie Roffel

Engagement & Education Chair
Youth Initiatives Chair

Emily Taylor

Youth Initiatives Chair
Supports & Outreach Chair

Amy Vickery

Supports & Outreach Chair

Community Partners

CK Pride actively promotes cooperative and collaborative partnerships with community organizations. We extend invitations to our partners to attend our monthly board meetings as non-voting participants. This allows for the exchange of pertinent information, including community needs, expansion strategies, and proposals for collaboration.

Lynette Rosina

CK Police Service

Rebecca Haskell-Thomas

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Naty Ramirez Reyes

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance