As a local organization is looking for allies as it gears up for Pride Week in Chatham-Kent.

CK Pride has teamed up with the municipality to offer free signs to businesses and residents to show their solidarity with the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

The project was the brainchild of Joel Emery, Fund Development and Admin Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent, who placed a sign at the agency’s front door last summer, leading up to Pride Week.

“The Municipality is proud to be part of this initiative to promote inclusion in our community,” said Chatham-Kent’s Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice, Rebecca Haskell-Thomas. “It is important to us that everyone in our community feel safe, welcomed, and respected.”

“CK Pride welcomes this initiative as part of wider movement of anti-oppression work of learning and unlearning, recognizing how actions and words matter, and honoring the right to self-determination over one’s body, desires and needs,” said CK Pride Vice President Nathan Dawthorne in a news release.

Officials say there are 1000 window signs being made available to local businesses, organizations, and residents, along with brochures and other resources on how to be a good ally.

To request a sign, please email CK Pride at or visit any Municipal Service Centre.