Community Development Council Durham CDCD

Empowering Individuals,
Supporting Families,
Strengthening Durham
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

How We’ve Helped In 2020

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 – 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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SWIS Durham

SWIS Youth Chat – Halloween Safety Tips

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Newcomer high school students are invited to join Settlement Workers in Schools for a Youth Chat about Halloween Safety Tips. Participants are encouraged to participate wearing their costumes. We will share our costumes with the group (for those who are comfortable), provide information about Halloween including: What is Halloween and safety tips, and there will [...]

SWIS Durham

Making Connections

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

SWIS Durham invites you to attend our Making Connections Event for Newcomer High School Students. SWIS is excited to be featuring award-winning youth speaker and social entrepreneur Sam Demma as guest speaker at our Making Connections Event. Sam's mission is to provide students with the hope, tools and strategies they need to become servant leaders [...]