CDC of Durham

Community Development Council of Durham website

The CDCD regularly produces reports and resources on our research and community development work. These reports cover a variety of locally relevant topics and range from research reports to policy analysis and community data profiles. 

In this section you will also find information on reports and resources created by our partner organizations across Durham Region and the Province of Ontario that are relevant to our work and current issues facing Durham communities.

The most recently added resources are listed below.  For a complete list of available publications and resources please use the link headings above.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, either a report or data, please feel free to contact Ben Earle, the Executive Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (905)-686-2661, ext.115.

 

Recent Publications

To view these and other CDCD publications, click here.

Service Competency for the LGBTQ Community: A Community Asset Mapping Exercise in Durham Region

  • This report attempts to unpack the gaps and barriers within Durham Region’s services and resources for the LGBTQ community through an analysis of the data gathered from the Prideline Durham Online Survey. This report provides direction in developing best practices for improving the quality of positive spaces and services for the LGBTQ community.

Giving Voice to Poverty in the Region of Durham

  • Beginning in 2009, the Community Development Council Durham set out to better understand poverty in the Region of Durham by moving beyond the available quantitative data and statistics to examine the qualitative experiences of those who live in poverty.  The purpose of this project was to develop a local assessment of the experience of poverty in Durham in a way that could inform local policy and service practice while also contributing to provincial and federal dialogue on poverty amelioration and eradication. 

Diverse Voices: Understanding the Experience of Immigration in the Region of Durham (Ontario)

  • The CDCD in partnership with the Durham Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council (LDIPC), undertook community research, in the form of individual interviews, to find out about perceptions of and expereinces with immigration by immigrants, non-immigrants and local social service delivery organziations.

Towards an Integrated Immigrant Service Delivery System in Durham Region: Research and Considerations for Moving Forward

  • Describes best practices and considerations for integrated service delivery at a local level, including findings from interviews with social service organizations in Durham Region.

Enhancing the Social Planning and Research Capacity in North Durham and Clarington: A Community Social Profile and Needs Assessment

  • This report, released Monday August 16th 2010, provides a social profile of North Durham and Clarington and summarizes the feedback gathered from focus groups and interviews with local agencies and community members on the needs and expectations for future social planning and research.

CDCD Publications

 

2011

Service Competency for the LGBTQ Community: A Community Asset Mapping Exercise in Durham Region

  • This report attempts to unpack the gaps and barriers within Durham Region’s services and resources for the LGBTQ community through an analysis of the data gathered from the Prideline Durham Online Survey. This report provides direction in developing best practices for improving the quality of positive spaces and services for the LGBTQ community.

Giving Voice to Poverty in the Region of Durham

  • Beginning in 2009, the Community Development Council Durham set out to better understand poverty in the Region of Durham by moving beyond the available quantitative data and statistics to examine the qualitative experiences of those who live in poverty.  The purpose of this project was to develop a local assessment of the experience of poverty in Durham in a way that could inform local policy and service practice while also contributing to provincial and federal dialogue on poverty amelioration and eradication. 

Diverse Voices: Understanding the Experience of Immigration in Durham Region (Ontario)

  • The CDCD in partnership with the Durham Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council (LDIPC), undertook community research, in the form of individual interviews, to find out about perceptions of and expereinces with immigration by immigrants, non-immigrants and local social service delivery organziations.

2010

Enhancing the Social Planning and Research Capacity in North Durham and Clarington: A Community Social Profile and Needs Assessment

  • The report has two major components. The first component provides a social profile of North Durham and Clarington. The second component of the report summarizes the feedback gathered from focus group discussions and interviews conducted with local agencies and community members on the needs and expectations for social planning and research in North Durham and Clarington.  

Towards an Integrated Immigrant Service Delivery System in Durham Region: Research and Considerations for Moving Forward

  • Describes best practices and considerations for integrated service delivery at a local level, including findings from interviews with social service organizations in Durham Region.
Immigration in the Region of Durham: Growth of a Community (Research Brief)

 

2009

Facing the Future Together: Connecting the Community Services Sector in the Region of Durham-Forum Report

  • A summary report of discussion topics from a community forum aimed at engaging social service sector workers around issues related to inter-agency collaboration.

Cultural Competency in the Provision of Health and Social Services – Research Results from the Region of Durham, Ontario

  • Looks at the ability of local organizations to provide meaningful and equitable service provision to the increasingly diverse population of Durham Region.

Volunteerism in Youth Sports and Recreation - Suggested Strategic Actions to Support Women and Newcomers as Volunteers

  • Discusses barriers to volunteer participation for women and newcomers in sports and recreation in Durham Region. Offers suggested strategic actions to address these barriers.

2008

Immigrant Integration in Durham: A Discussion Paper

 

  • An introduction to concepts associated with immigrant integration, with the purpose to create a more in-depth understanding of the immigrant experience at the local level.

2007

 

Durham Region Agriculture Labour Market Survey Report

 

  • Identifies specific training and employment needs of the agricultural and agribusiness sector in the Region of Durham.

CDCD Community Profiles

CDCD Community Profiles are social portraits of the community that provide socio-demographic data that is specific to the Durham Region.

Region of Durham Community Social Profile

  • Provides a snapshot of social and demographic trends that are taking place in the Region of Durham.

Region of Durham Community Trends

  • Provides a more in-depth analysis of social and demographic trends in the Region of Durham, and discusses the changes, projections, and implications for our community.

Profile of Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity in the Region of Durham

  • Provides statistical information about demographic changes in Durham from 1991 to 2006.