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

BGC Durham

BGC Durham offers a wide range of programs. We offer fun and interactive opportunities for children and youth to grow, play, and work towards reaching their full potential.

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)
  • 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
  • Youth Job Connect
  • On Point (our community syringe response team , Oshawa only)
  • Sex Trade Housing Support
  • Women’s Drop-In Program
  • Extra Judicial Measures
  • Direct Accountability Program
  • STEP Employment Project
  • Community Alternatives to School Suspension (Clarington only)
  • Youth in Transition
  • Record Suspensions (formerly Pardons)

Oshawa:  905-579-8482

Clarington:  905-623-6814

Whitby:  905-666-8847

Ajax: 905-579-8482

Learning Essentials for Adults in Durham Region: LEADR

LEADR is a volunteer organization dedicated to increasing literacy in Durham Region

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