Empowering Individuals, Supporting Families, Strengthening Durham Region for more than 50 years.

Standing Together Against Anti-Black Racism, Anti-Asian Racism and Anti-Indigenous Racism and Committing To Social Change

Furthermore, as a Durham Region Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community of Practice (DEI CoP) member, CDCD stands in solidarity with other local agencies. Read our commitment statements here

Durham Living Wage
The Living Wage in Durham is part of a greater movement across Canada which calculates what it takes for a family or an individual to earn a decent living.

Click here to learn more about the Durham Living Wage.

Housing Outreach Services

Every 2nd & 3rd Wednesday of the month

Newcomer Wellness Durham

Wellness checks and workshops for immigrants and newcomers.

We need your help!
We are looking for your gently used furniture and clothing.

Your donations will go
towards helping newcomers, immigrants, refugees, and low-income families.

Click to open the flyers for details and items needed: Furniture Donation Flyer
For more information, please speak with Donette Ambris at 905-686-2661 Ext: 220 or email dambris@cdcd.org.

Newcomer Youth Services

Open to all youth aged 14-29 who identify as a newcomer to Canada. Services provide a variety of free activities including:

  • Recreational and fitness activities
  • Leadership and life-skills
  • Education and employment
  • Health and wellness support
  • Volunteer support and community engagement
  • Information, resources and referrals

Click here for more information.

Mental Health Mondays

Do you need someone to talk to? A community mental health worker can help you.

In person appointments available every Monday afternoon at the Ajax Welcome Centre.

1:00pm – 3:30pm
To make an appointment call:
1-877-761-1155 Toll Free
647-925-8929 Local

Click here for more information

Newcomer Women’s Entrepreneurship Program.

Are you new to Canada and want to start your own business? We are offering an Entrepreneurship Program for all newcomer women in the Durham Region.

Click here for more information.

Diverse group of women
Diverse Group of Business People

Durham COVID-19 Non-Profit Response

A project intended to determine how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Durham Region’s Non-Profit sector, and how we can collectively plan for the future.

Point-in-Time Report 2021

Measuring the scope and nature of homelessness in Durham Region.

Mental Health Mondays

Mental Health Mondays

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Newcomer Wellness Mental Health Mondays

Do you need someone to talk to? A community mental health worker can help you.

In person appointments available every Monday afternoon at the Ajax Welcome Centre.

1:00pm – 3:30pm
To make an appointment call:
1-877-761-1155 Toll […]

Reuniting Ukrainian Families in Canada

Reuniting Ukrainian Families in Canada

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An information session to help families affected by the war in Ukraine reunite in Canada.

Click here for the Reuniting Ukrainian Families in Canada flyer

CDCD Housing Programs

Housing Outreach Services – Pickering

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month at Pickering Library, Main Branch you can access support for

    • Landlord Tenant Issues
    • Tips for Housing Search
    • Application for Social Housing
    • ID Clinic
    • Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) Support

For more information please contact outreachservices@cdcd.org.

Housing Walk-in Days

Housing Walk-in Days

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

CDCD’s Housing Department’s Walk-In Days Every Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

How We’ve Helped In 2021

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Individuals Engaged in Ajax Welcome Centre-Led Initiatives
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Educational Sessions – Community Development
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Community Connections Group Activities
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Clients Served – Orientation Program
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Service Engagements – Settlement Workers in Schools Program
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Clients Served – Newcomer Settlement Program
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Financial Assistance -THSP & HSP Program
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Financial Assistance – LEAP Program

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.

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 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.