CDCD Celebrates 50 years!

Community Development & Research

Seeking to engage and support the community in public planning and decision making processes to affect positive social change through community driven social research and planning.

Housing Help Durham

Providing personal support services to assist you with your housing search needs including advocacy/mediation.

Settlement Services

Assisting newcomers who are settling, adjusting and contributing to life in Canada and Durham Region.


Settlement Workers in Schools

Providing school-based settlement services to newly arrived families in Durham.

Housing Help Durham is Closed For Lunch

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Help support CDCD in strengthening our community. Click the link below to donate now.

Charitable number: 130979826RR0001


Community Development Council Durham (CDCD) is taking the necessary precautions and is continuing to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as guided by the federal, provincial and Durham public health authorities, and our funders.

Effective March 18, 2020 all group-based programs, activities, workshops, English Language classes (LINC and ESL), including the resource area are suspended until further notice.

Settlement services and Housing supports will be available by phone, email or video where possible.

For Settlement Services please call the Welcome Centre Communication Centre at ­1-877-761-1155

For Housing Help Durham Services please:

CDCD is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our clients, staff and community partners, as well as maintaining a secure environment for everyone.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Community Development & Research

CDCD strives to ensure that all members of the community are appropriately and equitably engaged in the social, cultural, economic and political life of our community.

The Durham 2018 PiT Count Report is now available



Housing Help Durham

We prevent homelessness by helping Durham residents to find and/or maintain their housing.

Settlement Services

Our goal is to help newcomers fully engage in all aspects of Canadian life, social, economic, political and cultural, and to maximize the benefits of their participation and contribution to the Canadian society.

SWIS Program

Connecting newly arrived families to services, resources in the school and the community in order to promote settlement and foster student achievement.

Who we are

Our vision, mission and guiding principles.

What people are saying about us...

The services were excellent and the staff were very knowledgeable. Keep up the good work!
Settlement Service Client

I know it is part of your daily job to help others, but I just wanted to send you a little note to say how much I appreciate this program and the assistance I received.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Housing Help Durham Client

I’m very thankful for your services and for your welcoming each time we met.
Settlement Service Client

World class service received.
Settlement Service Client

Thank you for all your help in allowing my daughter and I to remain in our home. I am forever grateful, you have changed my life.
Housing Help Durham Client

You helped me with all my questions and guided me very well.
Settlement Service Client

Nothing would be better than what I received.
Settlement Service Client

Thanks to all your kind efforts. I now have a safe, comfortable place to call home.  I do not know how to say it any other way.  Thank you from the bottom of my humbled heart.
Housing Help Durham Client

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Contact Information
We encourage you to contact us with any comments, concerns or suggestions you might have.
We welcome you to arrange a visit of our office facilities to meet our dedicated staff and volunteers, and learn more about the programs they coordinate.
Toll Free: 1-866-746-3696
Tel: 905-686-2661
Fax: 905-686-4157
Charitable #: 130979826RR0001
Location & Hours

Walk-ins are welcome or clients can call for an appointment.
Our office is closed on statutory holidays.


458 Fairall Street, Unit 4
Ajax, ON L1S 1R6


Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to  4:30 p.m.