CDCD Celebrates 50 years!

Chalmers Durham

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Help support CDCD in strengthening our community. Click the link below to donate now.

Charitable number: 130979826RR0001


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

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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 statement here


 We continue to serve you by telephone, email or video conferencing

*Walk-ins and access to our resource centre are suspended at this time*

If you or someone you know needs help or information, please call or email the department listed below. To leave a voice message make sure you clearly state your name, number and reason for calling.

We will follow up with you within 24 hours, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Services are available in person (by appointment only), telephone, email or video conferencing.

Welcome Centre:                                    1-877-761-1155  or

Settlement Services:                               1-877-761-1155

Community Connections:                       905.686.2661 Ext 103

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS): 905.686.2661 Ext 122

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) 289.404.3202

Housing Help Durham:                            905.686.2661 Ext 227  or

Community Development:                       905.686.2661 Ext 119

Please note that we are not open for walk-ins at this time

CDCD is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our clients, volunteers, staff and community partners, as well as maintaining a secure environment for everyone.

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 the 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.

What people are saying about us...

The services were excellent and the staff were very knowledgeable. Keep up the good work!
Settlement Service Client

I know it is part of your daily job to help others, but I just wanted to send you a little note to say how much I appreciate this program and the assistance I received.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Housing Help Durham Client

I’m very thankful for your services and for your welcoming each time we met.
Settlement Service Client

World class service received.
Settlement Service Client

Thank you for all your help in allowing my daughter and I to remain in our home. I am forever grateful, you have changed my life.
Housing Help Durham Client

You helped me with all my questions and guided me very well.
Settlement Service Client

Nothing would be better than what I received.
Settlement Service Client

Thanks to all your kind efforts. I now have a safe, comfortable place to call home.  I do not know how to say it any other way.  Thank you from the bottom of my humbled heart.
Housing Help Durham Client

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Contact Information
We encourage you to contact us with any comments, concerns or suggestions you might have.
We welcome you to arrange a visit of our office facilities to meet our dedicated staff and volunteers, and learn more about the programs they coordinate.
Toll Free: 1-866-746-3696
Tel: 905-686-2661
Fax: 905-686-4157
Charitable #: 130979826RR0001
Location & Hours

Walk-ins are welcome or clients can call for an appointment.
Our office is closed on statutory holidays.


458 Fairall Street, Unit 4
Ajax, ON L1S 1R6


Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to  4:30 p.m.