This category contains 91 posts

Services to Support You

There are many no-cost/low-cost services and resources in the Durham Region available to help you with your specific needs. DRUHC has compiled an extensive list of community and government services available to meet the needs of our service users. Please schedule an appointment with an Employment Counsellor for more information. If you are in need … Continue reading

Pickering City Centre

In October 2018, a vision for Pickering’s City Centre was revealed. The downtown will be transformed with a new arts centre, a new library, a combined youth and senior centre, three condominium towers, and a hotel – all connected via pedestrian-friendly walkways. The City of Pickering, Pickering Town Centre (PTC), Cushman & Wakefield, and CAPREIT … Continue reading

Oshawa is Intelligent!

Recently, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) released comprehensive rankings of intelligent communities grouped by population – Oshawa was part of the top 10! The Intelligent Community Forum is a global network with a think tank at its core. The Top 10 Intelligent Communities By Population provides a useful guide to the relative strengths of communities. … Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering can help you expand your knowledge, increase your confidence, learn valuable skills, gain experience and grow your network. Are you interested in Volunteer Opportunities in Durham Region? At Information Durham, you will find plenty of volunteer opportunities in many fields of interest. Help yourself by helping others. Create a New Volunteer Profile and you … Continue reading

Rising Debt and Interest

A new report from research firm, Environics Analytics, indicates that rising interest rates and increased debt are putting pressure on Canadians. According to the report, debt levels among Canadians increased by $9 billion dollars from 2016 to 2017. Those who are homeowners may be seeing gains in net worth due to housing inflation, however, discretionary … Continue reading


The Durham Region Police Service’s Youth in Policing program donated over 550 stuffed backpacks for the “Build-A-Backpack Initiative”. The backpacks were donated to the Durham Children’s Aid Society. Scholastic Canada and the Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night Committee (PADAN) funded the project.   Read Employment E-News – September 2018 – Step into September Image … Continue reading

Gender Equality at Work

Did you know that companies with women in at least 30% of leadership roles see economic gains? In fact, companies are 1.4 times more likely to have sustained, profitable growth and 1.7 times more likely to have greater leadership strength. Learn more. Recently, Ontario midwives welcomed a ‘historic’ victory in a pay equity case. The … Continue reading

Celebrating 35 Years!

Thirty-five years ago… In January 1983, President of UAW, Bob White made a call to nine community minded, labour affiliated individuals to establish a Help Centre. The intention was to help people who did not have organized labour respresentation to access EI, Worker’s Compensation, Welfare/Social Assistance and Canada Pension-Long Term Disability benefits. The Help Centre … Continue reading

Growing Middle Class

The world is on the verge of a historic milestone. Based on the research of Brookings Institution scholar Homi Kharas, it is predicted that by 2020, the middle class will account for more than half of the world’s population. The middle class are defined as those who can afford the basic needs like food, shelter … Continue reading

Age Friendly Fair

On October 24th, City of Pickering Residents, age 55+ are invited to the Age Friendly Information & Active Living Fair. Complimentary lunch for the first 200 people to register.   Read Employment E-News – October 2018 – Celebrating 35 Years! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca