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

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

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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.

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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.

SWIS Welcome and Information for Newcomers

Give your child a great start at school!

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Housing Outreach Services

Every 2nd & 3rd Wednesday

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Ontario Electricity Support Program services available every Tuesday starting July 19 from 9am to 12pm.

Call to book an appointment: 905-686-2661 ext. 147

Email: outreachservices@cdcd.org

Event Calendar

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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