Chalmers is an artificial intelligence-powered friendly chatbot that makes it easier to find social services like free meals, shelter, clothing banks and more in real-time on desktop and mobile devices.
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.
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. In 2016, CDCD conducted its first Living Wage study. The 2021 Durham Living Wage report is now available. Learn how a Living Wage benefits Employers, Workers, and our Community.
Click here to visit the new Durham Living Wage website.
CDCD wanted to support its clients and Durham residents in staying informed about the 2022 Ontario Election. We facilitated 2 Vote Pop-Ups at the Ajax Welcome Centre and Pickering Welcome Centre to demystify the voting process. We also presented to newcomer clients and students on the importance and process of voting.
To view CDCD’s presentation on voting in the provincial election, click on this link: Ontario Election 2022 Voting Information.
The HIFIS Report aims to provide a snapshot of those experiencing homelessness and housing instability in Durham Region. This report will only focus on clients served by HIFIS-using agencies in 2020 and will highlight several key demographic attributes.
The HIFIS Annual Report is the first of its kind in Durham Region! To view the full report, click on this link: HIFIS Annual Report (2020)
For more information please contact our Homelessness Data Coordinator, Kazzrie Cormick at email@example.com
Point in Time Count
Visit the CDCD Point in Time Count webpage to download the 2021 report.
A PiT (Point in Time) Count provides an estimated snapshot of the extent and nature of homelessness in the Durham Region. CDCD has published Durham’s first two PiT Count reports and has now released the third for 2021.
What is the PiT count?
The PiT Count provides an estimated snapshot of the extent and nature of homelessness in the Durham Region. It gathers information on both the number of persons/families experiencing homelessness, as well as their demographic characteristics and service needs. It is done during 24 hours to reduce duplication and to make it as cost and resource-effective as possible. There will be an approximate three-hour timespan surrounding midnight when the actual count will take place. It is scheduled for when most people will be off the street if they have somewhere else to go, and people will be more likely to be settled down where they are planning to spend the night.
Why is the PiT Count important?
This is the third PiT Count in Durham Region. It provides estimates on how many persons/families are homeless. By comparing our results over time we will be able to gauge if homelessness is increasing, decreasing or staying the same, and if our community is making any progress towards addressing homelessness.
Findings from the PiT Count demonstrate housing and service needs specific to Durham Region. It also provides information to aid organizations, funders, and all levels of government to plan for the funding and service needs for homeless persons/families in the Durham Region.
What is Registry Week and why is it important?
The Registry Week is a comprehensive check‐in across our communities to not only count but to identify as many people as possible who are experiencing homelessness. A short health and housing survey will be completed with all people experiencing homelessness who are willing to participate (including those who are staying in emergency shelters or on the street). The community will then work to support those identified as most vulnerable to access housing outreach services as quickly as possible.
We conducted our 2020/2021 PiT Count on October 20 & 21, 2021.
For more information, please contact Shaila Arman, Lead Researcher at
905 686 2662 ext 138, firstname.lastname@example.org