IN OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1970
The Community Development Council Durham (CDCD) was established in 1970 as the Social Planning Council of Ajax-Pickering and in 2003 we changed our name to better reflect our growing mandate to serve all of the communities in Durham Region. We are a membership based organization.
For MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION please click here.
Our mission is to create, to advocate and to support community policies, attitudes and actions which enhance individual, family and community growth and development.
Our vision is that the CDCD shall act as a catalyst in the continuing development of a caring, inclusive community that supports the full participation of all of its citizens.
In all of our work we are guided by the following principles:
- We shall view the enhancement of social rights and freedoms as fundamental to a caring, inclusive community
- We will use a community development approach in identifying needs
- We will bring a cooperative, collaborative and coordinated approach to service and program planning and development
- We will view planning in a regional as well as local context
- We will reflect the principles of equity and fairness in all of our work
- We will view full participation in the context of the broad spectrum of community life including employment health and social supports; ensure its programs and services are responsive, inclusive and accessible
- We will advocate for these principles with others
Board of Directors
For the list of our current board of directors please Click Here
The Community Development Council Durham is currently recruiting new volunteer Board of Directors!
Activities & Services
The primary role of the CDCD is to administer and support local community development and social research initiatives. We have a focus on social justice issues and work together with communities to identify and address local issues, needs and concerns. All of our activities are community-based and locally relevant.
In meeting this role the CDCD maintains four distinct areas of community service:
- Community Development and Community-Based Social Research
- Housing Help Durham
- Settlement Services
- Durham’s Child Nutrition Project
In addition to these areas of community-service, the CDCD also maintains two social enterprises:
Areas of Expertise
The CDCD has extensive experience and expertise in many areas, including:
- Community development and social planning
- Community-based social research and data collection
- Policy assessment and development
- Facilitation and collaboration
- Program planning, development and evaluation
- Needs assessment, asset mapping and gap analysis
- Community awareness and education
Affiliations & Partners
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The CDCD receives financial support from the following sources:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (http://www.cic.gc.ca/)
The Region of Durham (http://www.durham.ca/)
The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/)
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (http://www.trilliumfoundation.org/)
The Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion (http://www.mhp.gov.on.ca/)
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation (http://www.greenbelt.ca/)
United Way Durham Region (www.unitedwaydr.com)