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Featured Durham Living Wage Employer

CDCD – Community Development Council Durham

Empowering individuals, supporting families, and strengthening Durham Region for more than 50 years.

Our vision is an equitable, inclusive, and socially just community that is committed to meaningful participation for all. CDCD identifies regional community development needs and informs relevant policy and programming while supporting and delivering effective services.


Employer Highlights

  • Enhancement and protection of social and economic rights and freedoms
  • Innovative responses to community needs
  • Collaborative thinking and practice
  • Uphold and embody equity, inclusivity, and social justice
  • Sustainable solutions to community issues and concerns

Over 50 Years of Service
Our deep community roots ground us in responding, in real time, to emerging community needs. Whether it is a need for a welcoming place for newcomers, immigrants and refugees, documenting and reporting on vulnerable populations like seniors and the under-housed, or creating a community garden for residents, CDCD listens acutely to community members, and connects their ideas and identified needs to programs, services, and reports.

CDCD’s vast network of connections allow us to wholly support an entire family from their first steps on Canadian soil. For example, an individual or family can enter a settlement program, find housing through our Housing Department; learn English through our partnering LINC classes, access employment supports at the Ajax Welcome Centre, receive guidance in Durham’s elementary and secondary schools from our Settlement Workers in Schools staff, and form social networks with other newcomers through our Community Connections program. Newcomers and housing clients can be assured that the agency’s programs and services are grounded in evidence-based best practices that are led by our Community Research and Development Department which inform our holistic service-delivery approaches.


Toll Free: 1-866-746-3696
Tel: 905-686-2661
Fax: 905-686-4157
Email: info@cdcd.org
Website: https://www.cdcd.org/
Location: 458 Fairall Street, Unit 4 Ajax, ON L1S 1R6

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