Funded Agencies

Big Brothers Big Sisters North Durham Region

  • One-to-one match program, in-school mentoring, Mentoring through Literacy
  • Couples for Kids, site-based group programs (Go Girls!/Game On!)

Port Perry:, 905-985-3733

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South-West Durham

  • One-to-one match program, in-school mentoring and after school program, Big Bunch program
  • Couples for Kids, site-based group programs (Go Girls!/Game On!), 905-831-3777

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington

  • One-to-one match program, in-school mentoring and after school program, Big Bunch Program
  • Couples for Kids, site-based group programs (Go Girls!/Game On!), 905-623-6646

Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Durham

Open all year round
• Two locations, Eastview and Northview
• General membership program for children and youth from 6-18 years of age
• Teen programs
• Youth and Family Support
• Leisure and Social activities
• Nursery School program – 2 1/2-5 years of age
• Aquatic programs – all ages
• Wood working – all ages
• Saturday program
• Special Events
• Breakfast Club program
• Drama Club
• Torch Club
• Girl’s night, Boy’s night and sports night
• Computer program

No child or youth shall be turned away for lack of funds

Oshawa: 905-728-5121
Northview Unit: 905-436-5636  ext 2871

Cornerstone Community Association Durham Inc.

Emergency Accommodation for Men
• Transitional Housing for Men
• Transitional Program for Offenders
• Rent-Geared-To-Income Apartments for single men and women in Durham  Oshawa:  905-433-0254

Catholic Family Services of Durham

Non-denominational programs including family, individual, marital, group counselling
• groups for abused women, children exposed to violence, sexually abused children, teens and adult women; anger management and parenting groups

Oshawa:, 905-725-3513

Community Care Durham

Foot care clinic
• Home help
• Home maintenance
• Meals on wheels
• In-home respite
• Escorted transportation / errands
• Visiting
• COPE Mental Health Support Group
• Telephone security checks
• Information and referral
• Assistance with government forms
• Adult day program

Administration Office:, 905-985-0150

Community Development Council Durham

  • Newcomer Settlement and in-school(s) program, language assessment, community development and research
  • LEAP emergency financial assistance, rent bank, emergency energy fund, housing help

Ajax:, 905-686-2661

Community Living

Aid to individuals with developmental delays to achieve a place in the community
• Vocational and residential services
• Summer programs and family support

Durham North:, 905-985-8511


  • Respite and programs for families with children 13 years of age and under who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Pickering:, 905-420-0388

Girls Incorporated of Durham

  • Empowers girls to believe in themselves and reach their full potential
  • Weekly workshops, summer camps, PA day programs, March break camps, after-school drop in programs and in-school classes, Economic Literacy, Discovery Leadership, Operation SMART

Ajax:, 905-428-8111

John Howard Society of Durham Region

  • Learning Alternatives (Adult education in reading/spelling/math)
  • Access to Affordable Housing
  • Residential Program
  • Active Parenting Today (groups for parents of children 0-4, 2-12, and teens)
  • Anger Management (Group & Individual)
  • Counselling (Group & Individual for many Issues)
  • Firehouse Youth (Clarington only)
  • DADS (Dads Aiming for Direction and Support)
  • Summer Jobs Service (for students age 15-24)
  • Employment Resource Centres (for any person/any age)
  • SmartServe Training
  • Service Excellence Training
  • Community Education/Public Speaking
  • Project X-Change & Substance Abuse Counselling
  • Employment Services
  • Multi-Systemic Therapy
  • Teen Education & Mothering (Clarington only)

Oshawa:  905-579-8482

Clarington:  905-623-6814

Whitby:  905-666-8847

Ajax: 905-579-8482

Literacy Council of Durham Region

  • Literacy, numeracy and essential skills services, transition to employment goals
  • Apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education

Oshawa:, 905-434-5441

Navy League of Canada

  • Training for young people between the ages of 10 and 18 years in citizenship, self-discipline, community involvement, band, seamanship and sailing, leadership and team building opportunities

Oshawa:, 905-723-7433

North House

  • North House assists the most vulnerable in the townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge through a spectrum of housing supports to help them get back on their feet and into a safe, stable home.
  • Assistance with housing search
  • Provide access to stability funds for rent and utility arrears, last month’s rent and moving costs
  • Assistance with rental applications for market and rent-geared-to-income housing
  • Landlord and Tenant Board support
  • Referrals to government and community resources
  • Eviction prevention through mediation with landlords
  • Navigation of the Residential Tenancy Act with tenants and landlords
  • Income tax preparation
  • I.D. replacement
  • Advocacy and referral for the Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Referral to an emergency shelter
  • Assistance with the Ontario Electricity Support Program application

Uxbridge/Scugog: (289) 640-1929
Brock: (705) 432-8654

Precious Minds

  • Programs for families, children and youth with learning/developmental disabilities
  • Respite, social skills, sibling support, summer camps, parent support, resource library, information sessions

Sunderland:, 905-982-0882

Salvation Army Community Services

  • Food bank
  • Thrift Store
  • Emergency Assistance and Response services
  • Counselling – family or single
  • Anger management group
  • Mobile outreach progject
  • Christmas Hamper Program/Christmas Cheer Program
  • Camp for underprivileged children
  • Trusteeship
  • Court and jail work
  • Clothing and some furniture
  • Gals Lifeskills Coffee House

Oshawa:, 905-723-7422
Whitby:  905-430-3454

Simcoe Hall Settlement House

Food Bank Services
• Children’s After School Program
• Rainbows For All Children
• Sun Fun Day Camp
• Fitkidz Program
• Life Skills Coaching For Adults
• Parent Coaching Program
• Children Of Separation and Divorce Seminars
• Seniors Lunch and Leisure Program
• Christmas Food Drive

Oshawa:,  905-728-7525

The Firehouse Youth Centre

  • Drop-in Recreational program for youth, resource centre
  • Special events and fundraising
  •, 905-623-6814

YWCA Durham

  • Emergency shelter and counseling for abused woman and their children
  • Supportive Social Housing
  • 2nd Stage Housing for single women
  • Ontario Early Years programming
  • Room and Gymnasium Rentals

Oshawa:, 905-576-6356