News

The Rewarding Career of Sally Barrie, VP of In-Home Supports – August 6, 2020

On July 30th Sally celebrated her retirement from CCD after almost 32 years with the organization. According to Sally it was volunteering that first brought her through the front door in the Clarington office in the early 1980s.

Read more about Sally’s career.


Community Care Durham keeping health and safety a priority as its re-opening plans unfold – August 4, 2020

Community Care Durham (CCD) is maintaining the health and safety of clients, staff, and volunteers paramount as the Region of Durham moves into Phase 3 of the Province’s re-opening plan. CCD is monitoring Provincial and Regional health directives to ensure the ongoing safe delivery of services so that clients are supported to live independently in the community.

CCD’s Foot Care program has recently resumed across many of its locations, following significant due diligence efforts to ensure client safety. Registered Practical Nurses and other staff trained in foot care will utilize new COVID-19 processes and training they’ve received.

CCD’s Adult Day Programs are an essential service for many of the organization’s clients and caregivers. Safely resuming the Adult Day Program remains a top priority and planning actively continues. However, at this time, based on the physical distancing requirements to safely deliver the program in person, CCD staff will continue to offer the programs online.

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


Web Build Project – Request for Proposals – updated July 30, 2020

CCD has chosen a successful vendor to support the Web Build Project. Please watch this space for ongoing updates and opportunities to provide feedback.


COPE Mental Health Wellness Workshop – July 27, 2020

Free workshop focusing on Mind-Body Connection! Join Rose Birt online on August 18th for a 2-hour discussion on what this connection means to our individual well-being and how we can improve this connection within ourselves! Learn More

RSVP by August 11, please email rbirt@communitycaredurham.on.ca or call 905-668-4552 to receive the link.


COPE Mental Health Wellness Workshop – updated July 21, 2020
Thank you for your interest. Registrations for the July 30th Wellness Workshop are now full. Please watch for future events.

Free workshop focusing on the importance of wellness! Join us online on July 30th for a 2-hour workshop to learn more about wellness and self-care and how to better manage various life stressors. Learn More

RSVP by July 28, please email estephen@communitycaredurham.on.ca or call 905-985-8237 to receive the link.


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:
All applications must be returned by July 31, 2020.


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.


Recruitment of Volunteer Board of Directors – posted June 19, 2020

Are you interested in contributing to an organization that is committed to serving Durham Region and do you have leadership / governance skills? Learn More

Interested candidates can forward their resumes to rkeys@communitycaredurham.on.ca.


Durham Region Community Services Support Line – posted May 26, 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 – News Release
Durham Region Community Services Support Line – Flyer