News

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.


COPE Mental Health, Self-Compassion Workshop – October 19, 2020
Join us online to learn practical skills to help you be less critical and more compassionate towards yourself! Self-compassion involves being aware of our own pain and suffering, and understanding that this is hard, but is a normal human experience. Learn More

Weekly on Tuesdays, Nov. 3 – Dec. 15, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., please email bcatalano@communitycaredurham.on.ca to receive the link.


The Virtual Pumpkin Day Raffle – October 19, 2020
Halloween is right around the corner and Bryson Insurance is hosting a Virtual Pumpkin Day Raffle! The proceeds from the raffle will benefit CCD’s COPE Mental Health Program. Check out the full details.


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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October is Community Support Month – September 29, 2020
Over the next four weeks Community Care Durham and other local agencies will be celebrating and raising awareness of the vital community-based support services provided by dedicated staff and volunteers to help local residents live independently in their own homes. Learn More


Staffers now back inside CCD’s Brock Hub – September 28, 2020
The Township of Brock granted CCD access to the building, and staffers have begun to settle in at their desks. For more information on the resumed services, read the news release.


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.


COPE Mental Health, Developing a Healthy Self-esteem – September 10, 2020
Join us online to learn how to develop realistic expectations, balance self-evaluations and engage in helpful behaviour! You will learn strategies to adjust your negative core beliefs, unhelpful rules and assumptions. Learn More

Weekly on Tuesdays from Sept. 15 – Oct. 27, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., please email bcatalano@communitycaredurham.on.ca to receive the link.


Recruitment of Volunteer Board of Directors – Updated August 31, 2020
Thank you for your interest, the application process is now closed. Successful candidates will be notified. Learn More


COPE Mental Health, Social Recreation: Cards & Games – August 26, 2020
Join us online for fun, laughter, and relaxation while playing Bingo and Euchre. Connecting with others can help to reduce stress, depression, and anxiety while increasing healthier lives! Learn More

Every Thursday, 1 p.m. Bingo – 2 p.m. Euchre, please email bcatalano@communitycaredurham.on.ca to receive the link.


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


COPE Mental Health Wellness Workshop – August 17, 2020

Calling All Caregivers – Free Workshop! Join Community Care Durham’s COPE Mental Health team in partnership with the Adult Day Program, to discuss your experiences and concerns, as well as learn new strategies for self-care with fellow caregivers. Learn More

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, 2 – 3:30 p.m., please email ljaipaul@communitycaredurham.on.ca or call 905-837-5709 to receive the link.


The Rewarding Career of Sally Barrie – 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:

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.