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Durham Economic Development Partnership (DEDP)

The Durham Economic Development Partnership (DEDP) is a unique partnership made up of Economic Development representatives from each of Durham Region’s municipalities. DEDP is committed to the economic growth and prosperity in the Region of Durham. In 2013, DRUHC partnered with the DEDP to help job seekers and employers in the region through a Career … Continue reading

Durham Workforce Authority

Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) successfully engages much of Durham’s business and labour communities while providing critical local labour market analysis and reports to the Ministry and to the Region’s many stakeholders including the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre. The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has benefitted from data and insight gained from DWA and has … Continue reading

Business Advisory Centre of Durham

If you are interested in starting your own business, the Business Advisory Centre of Durham (BACD) helps launch and accelerate small business! BACD provides one on one consultation, educational seminars and workshops to help small business acquire the skills and knowledge to effectively manage and grow their businesses. Learn more. Read Employment E-News – June … Continue reading

upNext Ajax

upNext Ajax is a three week digital skills development programme that offers young adults in Ajax the opportunity to get real-world experience. Its aim is to help improve participants chances of getting a job or starting their own business. Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre representatives, Maralyn Tassone – Executive Director, Tania Gonsalves – Employment Counsellor, … Continue reading

Literacy Network of Durham Region

The Literacy Network of Durham Region (LiNDR) is a great resource for developing essential literacy skills including reading, writing, math, document and computer usage. LiNDR’s Executive Director, Jennine Agnew-Kata, speaks about literacy as a pathway to develop the skills needed for work, learning and life. Read Employment E-News – June 2015 – Community Collaborations.

Partnering with DRIVEN

DRIVEN supports survivors of all types of Violence Against Women by providing coordinated access to a range of specialized services in one location. The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre is proud to partner with DRIVEN and to support their mandate. Fifty-one percent of DRUHC service users are women, including; single sole-support parents’, newcomers to Canada, … Continue reading

Durham Welcome Centres

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre is the lead partner for the Pickering Welcome Centre. DRUHC embraces the objectives of the Durham Welcome Centres in both Pickering and Ajax – to guide and support newcomers through the maze of settlement information and resources in the Durham Region by providing one-stop services. The Welcome Centre utilizes … Continue reading

Durham Immigration Portal

The Durham Immigration Portal was developed and continues to be supported by 80 organizations through the Community Partners in Diversity (CPC). Members of the CPC are drawn from diverse sectors of the community representing agencies, school boards, faith groups, local business groups and the Region. The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre is a proud partner … Continue reading

Ride 4 United Way

United Way Durham not only supports the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s mandate, they also provide financial assistance that help us meet our objectives. Join the Ride 4 United Way to support the wonderful work of United Way Durham. The ride starts and finishes at the Legends Centre in Oshawa on Sunday August 16. Click … Continue reading

Supporting Employers

Small Businesses are the backbone of Canada’s economy; they account for more than 90% of employment in the Durham Region and in Ontario. Having worked with more than 700 employers to help meet their hiring requirements, the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre is familiar with the varied and specific needs of Small Businesses. Recognizing that … Continue reading