Community Development Council Durham


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.
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Housing Help Durham

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

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Settlement Services

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

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Settlement Workers in Schools

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

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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.

Housing Help Durham

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

Newcomer Settlement Program

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 and resources in the school and the community in order to promote settlement and foster student achievement.

What people are saying about us...

The services was excellent, the staff was very knowledgeable. Keep up the good work!

Settlement Service Client

I know this is part of your daily job, helping 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 meet.

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, or 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

Location & Hours

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


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


Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm