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

Anti-Black Racism Statement
Anti-Asian Racism Statement
Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

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

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

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

Click to open the flyers for details and items needed:

Furniture Donation Flyer
Winter Clothing Donation Flyer

For more information please speak with Donette Ambris at 905-686-2661 Ext: 220 or email, dambris@cdcd.org

Wellness Together Durham
Wellness checks and workshops for immigrants and newcomers.

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.

Diverse group of women

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.

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

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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.

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.

In 2016, CDCD conducted its first Living Wage study and also became a Durham Living Wage employer.

CDCD’s 2021 Durham Living Wage report is now available for download.

Computer Training

  • Microsoft Office
  • Email Accounts
  • Social Media Accounts
  • Video Conferencing
  • Financial Transactions
  • Internet Safety
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Housing Outreach Services

Every 2nd & 3rd Wednesday

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English Conversation Circle – IN PERSON

November 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meet with volunteers and other newcomers of all ages to practice English and learn about the community.

Oshawa Library Main Branch

Event Calendar

How We’ve Helped In 2021

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