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Catholic Family Services of Durham (CFSD) was founded in 1981 in response to the Catholic community’s identification that more support was needed in Durham Region for its residents.  Through Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto, CFSD was established, and has become a vital part of the service delivery system in the Region. 

The agency has always provided services to the entire community, regardless of beliefs. Our desire is to stand in solidarity with those experiencing difficulties and assist them in their healing journey through individual, couple, family and group therapy, addressing a wide variety of presenting problems.

CFSD is accredited with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, and is a member agency of Catholic Charities (funded by ShareLife) and United Way of Durham Region. We receive our core funding from these organizations and the Province of Ontario.  The funding from the Province of Ontario assists over 1300 abused women and their families through our therapeutic programming. 

Clients are asked to pay fees on a sliding scale, but no-one is ever denied service due to inability to pay.

Our counsellors all have Master’s degrees or the equivalent, and are required to be members in good standing of their professional regulatory college.  We ensure that we only employ evidence based practices in the work that we do.


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About us

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Contact us at 905-725-3513 or Toll Free: 1-877-282-8932


Looking ahead, here is our new Strategic Plan for 2016 - 2021
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A Catholic Charities agency supported by ShareLife
"I can't say enough about the help and healing provided. Would highly recommend to anyone in need!”

"I really liked how easy my counsellor was to talk to and I feel like I could bring anything up to her without feeling judged. It was great just to have someone who would listen."

“I can explain my feelings with them. And they helped me.”
(youth client)

"The atmosphere was welcoming. I felt safe & secure, and from the beginning I felt that I would be taken care of."

"My opinions are heard, and I can speak my mind. I feel comfortable to really explain what I mean in great detail."
(Youth client)
Client testimonials