CDCD Service Update

In accordance with the Province of Ontario’s current pandemic guidelines, the offices of CDCD will remain closed and will continue to offer virtual appointments by phone, email, and video conferencing.

The offices of the Welcome Centre are open by appointment only. Virtual appointments by phone, email, and video conferencing continue to be available.

We are here to help you during this difficult time.

Please note that the offices of CDCD and the Welcome Centre are not open for walk-ins at this time.

Scroll below for the contact information for CDCD’s various programs and services.

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

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.

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.

Diverse Group of Business People

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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Housing Outreach Services

Every 2nd & 3rd Wednesday

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Housing Outreach Drop-in Ajax Library

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Housing outreach services available.

CDCD Housing Outreach drop-in will take place at the Ajax Library every 2nd Wednesday of the month and at the Pickering Library every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

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

905-686-2661 ext 147

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