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CCD remaining operational during the COVID-19 State of Emergency – UPDATED January 14, 2021

Community Care Durham (CCD) will continue to keep its programs and services operating during the provincial State of Emergency, recently announced by the Government of Ontario that takes effect January 14th. For more information read the full news release here.

Sunray Space Redesign RFP

Issued on Dec 21, 2020

Deadline for Submissions: January, 25th, 2021 by 4pm

Community Care Durham is seeking a functional design consultant to help realize our vision for service expansion at 20 Sunray Street, Whitby, Ontario – Units 5 and 6. Please email CCDRFP@communitycaredurham.on.ca to receive the RFP package.

The CCD December Newsletter is out now!

Read several stories highlighting some of our good works.

In this issue:

  • CCD vehicles sporting a snappy, fresh look with new logos
  • Althea Chaffey talks about enjoying life as a CCD volunteer
  • GM employees rake up volunteer hours helping CCD
  • Sporting your safety in style! Introducing new CCD face masks
  • CEO representing CCD across Durham Region
  • CCD’s Uxbridge ADP transforms client’s life
  • …and much more!

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CLOSED – External Auditor Services – Request for Proposals – Issued December 11, 2020

This Request for Proposals is now closed. Thank you to everyone that submitted proposals.

Falls Prevention Month – November 10, 2020
November is Falls Prevention month and Community Care Durham has some tips to help you keep from taking a tumble. With the colder weather fast approaching it’s a good time to educate yourself and start taking the right steps to preventing falls. Read more here.

Falls Prevention Month – Proper footwear
In our final installment of Falls Prevention Month we go over the proper footwear you should be wearing so you don’t fall. Read more here.

Falls Prevention Month – Slips and Falls
In our next installment of Falls Prevention Month we go over some simple, common sense approaches to avoiding a tumble during the winter months. Read more here.

Falls Prevention Month – Medication, what you need to know to prevent falls
In our next installment of Falls Prevention month we look at medication and what medications can increase your risk of falls. Read more here.

City of Greens takes root in CCD’s Community Food Box program – October 23, 2020
Community Care Durham’s Community Food Boxes will soon be packed with even more fresh produce, compliments of City of Greens, an urban market farm specializing in salad mixes, microgreens and vegetables. Read the full story.


Adult Day Program, a life-changer for an Uxbridge woman – October 21, 2020
Margaret was referred to CCD’s Adult Day Program last year, but her daughter was doubtful that her mother would like it. She was wrong. Not only does she like it, she thrives being part of it! Read the full story.


Adult Day Program Client Pays It Forward – October 20, 2020
Ron Lake, a CCD Client, likes to refer to himself as an Adult Day Program “Ambassador” and for good reason! Read the full story.


Community Care Durham Goes The Extra Mile! – October 15, 2020
Michelle, a caregiver found herself in a predicament and turned to CCD for assistance. Read the story on how CCD sprung into action to support her stepfather.


Introducing the CCD October Newsletter – October 8, 2020
Read several stories highlighting some of our good works.

In this issue:
  • Bart Hancock, one of our Meals on Wheels drivers
  • Patrick and Vera Tranquada, talk about Foot Care Clinics reopening
  • Susan Yates, our new VP, In-Home Supports, and Melissa Rudan, our new Lead, Community Capital Development
  • We thank our many of our donors
  • Showcase our new logos
  • New members of our board of directors
  • plus much more…
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Community Care Durham welcomed four new Board Members – September 23, 2020
New members bring valuable life and work experience to the table!
Joining the Board of Directors is Lisa McCoy, May Moore, Katelyn Ostropolec, and David Sudbury. Learn More

For more information on all the Board of Directors, please visit the Board Members page.


The Community Food Box Program Story – posted August 25, 2020

Community Care Durham launched its Community Food Box Program earlier this year, in response to the need for food security during the pandemic. CCD’s community partners helped make the program a huge success! Learn More

For more information about CCD’s Community Food Box program, including ordering or sponsoring, click on the link below. Community Food Box


Durham Region Community Services Support Line – updated August 20, 2020

Community support services agencies from across Durham Region have continued to provide essential services to their clients after the Province declared a state of emergency on March 17th in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. To make it easier for people to access these vital services, Community Care Durham, together with the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region, the Oshawa Senior Community Centres, Brain Injury Association Durham and Personal Attendant Care Inc., are also staffing the new Durham Region Community Services Support Line.

For more information, please click on the links below.

Durham Region Community Services Support Line – Flyer
Durham Region Community Services Support Line – News Release



For more information on CCD’s approach to Phase 3, please see the News Release.


Community Care Durham Client and Family Advisory Committee – Expression of Interest – posted June 23, 2020

Are you a client of CCD or the caregiver to a CCD client? Are you interested in providing feedback or recommendations to CCD?

CCD is creating a Client and Family Advisory Committee. The Client and Family Advisory Committee will provide feedback and recommendation to the Community Care Durham Board, CEO and staff regarding issues of importance or concern to our clients and their care partners. Information shared by committee members will aid in ensuring that the work of CCD captures the needs and issues of the clients and community served by the organization.

Specific areas of focus for the Committee may include:
  • Contributing to the evaluation of existing programs and services
  • Identification of emerging issues
  • Feedback on policy development and service delivery
  • Identification of “gaps” in service
  • Recommendations for new programs and services
  • Feedback on projects in development
  • Suggestions for improved communication with other community agencies
  • Input for strategic planning

Interested individuals are invited to review the information posted below and to complete an Expression of Interest form:

The CCD Senior Management Team (SMT) will review all applications and you will be advised of the outcome, either (1) that you are a successful candidate and an interview will be scheduled; or (2) that your application has not been selected and you will not be moving forward in the selection process.

If you have any questions, please contact Shirley Armstrong at sarmstrong@communitycaredurham.on.ca.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.


CCD 43rd Annual General Meeting – posted June 18, 2020

The Board of Community Care Durham (CCD) held its 43rd Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 16th . The meeting, which was held over Zoom, was attended by over 70 people and provided the Board with the opportunity to recognize and thank some outstanding volunteers and community partners. For a complete list of the award winners, please click on the News Release.