New Building Announcement 2017


Catholic Family Services of Durham is pleased to announce that we have received 1.12 million from the
Province to retrofit a newly purchased property (707 Simcoe Street South, currently L’Amicale), that will
offer more community services in one space. The building is expected to open by June of 2018.

The formal announcement was made on June 29, 2017 by Granville Anderson, MPP for Durham on behalf of
the Minister of Community and Social Services (MCSS), Dr. Helena Jaczek. Tracy MacCharles, MPP
(Pickering-Scarborough East) and Joe Dickson, MPP (Ajax-Pickering) also spoke at the event.

The renovated facility in the Durham region (we are using the working name “The Hope Centre of Durham
Region” - the final name is still to be determined) will bring together a collaboration of key service
providers under one roof to serve as a catalyst for building strong, healthier individuals, families and
communities, and to ensure that community members are able to access multiple key supports in one
location.  Thus far the Rose of Durham, DRIVEN and CFSD have formalized their colocation in the new
facility, with other potential partnerships currently being explored.

The benefits of the new Hub will be a higher community profile for the participating agencies, resulting in
a stronger collective voice for the individuals and families of Durham Region. It will increase ease of
access to key services for community members, and provide a more seamless method of service provision
and cross agency referrals.

With CFS Durham and other agencies in one space, it is expected to create an overall reduction in
overhead costs for all collaborative partners, which will result in more funding being available for direct
service delivery.

Please see the link below for the official Provincial News Release:

https://news.ontario.ca/mcss/en/2017/06/ontario-supporting-new-community-services-hub-in-durham.html



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