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Settlement Services

There are lots of resources to help you get settled in Durham Region. To find the support you need, look at our map of settlement services. You can also visit one of the Durham Welcome Centres.

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Canada Learning Bond Virtual Sign-up

The Canada Learning Bond helps lower income families start saving for their child’s post-secondary education, without needing a deposit. Eligible families may receive up to $2,000 from the Government of Canada, which would be saved in a Registered Education Savings Plan for their child.

To help eligible residents access this benefit, the Region of Durham is launching the Canada Learning Bond Sign-up webpage with helpful information and support.

Learn more

Statement from the Durham Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Council - June 3, 2020

On behalf of the Durham Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Council, Co-Chairs Councillor Bob Chapman and Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development Brian Bridgeman, provide the following statement:  

Durham’s communities boast a rich diversity of people, of many different backgrounds and identities, of different colours and cultures, speaking many different languages. These differences and more contribute to the strong social and economic fabric of our communities. We acknowledge that racism is a persistent global issue experienced in Durham and in communities across Canada. In Durham Region, we work to build welcoming communities where all residents can belong. Racism and discrimination of any kind do not have a place in the Region of Durham. Let’s celebrate the characteristics, strengths and talents each of us contribute to Durham’s communities. Together we are stronger and together we all belong.

Regional Councillor Bob Chapman, Chair of the Health and Social Services Committee, Council for the Region of Durham

Brian Bridgeman, Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development, Regional Municipality of Durham