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Durham Region Community Office

111 Simcoe Street North, Unit 201

Oshawa, Ontario

L1G 4S4

Phone: 905-434-6405

Toll-free: 1 800 668-7830

Fax: 905-434-3696

Email: durham@ontario.cancer.ca

Hours of operation:

Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Serving the communities of:

Ajax, Brock Township, Clarington, Oshawa, Pickering, Scugog, Uxbridge Township and Whitby.  

How to find us:

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  • Events

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October 1-31, 2017

    At the Canadian Cancer Society, the month of October is more than just raising awareness of breast cancer, it’s about taking action to save lives.  Make a donation, volunteer or hold your own event to raise funds and awareness.  Contact Arlene at (905) 434-6405 or 1 800 668-7830.

    Pink Ribbon Tag Day - September 28, 2017

    Donate to the Pink Ribbon Campaign when you see Canadian Cancer Society volunteers at various locations in Durham Region on September 28, 2017. Every donation received makes a direct impact on people living with breast cancer in your community.

    Colours of Hope 5K and 1K in Peterborough

    Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Register Now

    Want to add a little colour to your life? Drive just 50 minutes to Peterborough where we are excited to be hosting the 4th Annual Colours of Hope event at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre on October 21st, 2017.  You are going to love this fun filled family event! Our non-competitive 5K walk/run and kid-friendly 1K participants will come dressed in white and leave covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colour (non-toxic of course). Coloured powder will be thrown in the air as participants walk or run the path, and a massive colour party will take place at the finish line.

    Funds raised go to support life saving cancer research and programs and services in our community.

    To volunteer, contact Kendra Willis at 1 800 463-0432 ext. 3215 or kwillis@ontario.cancer.ca.

    For event information, go to www.cancer.ca/colourspeterborough or call the Durham Community Office at (905) 434-6405 or 1 800 668-7830.

  • Volunteer opportunities

    Fundraising Roles:

    Various volunteer roles area available during Daffodil Days, Residential Canvass, Relay for Life Clarington, Relay for Life Durham, and Mudmoiselle.

    Daffodil Days - Month of April

    Residential Canvass - Month of April

    Relay for Life Clarington - June

    Relay for Life Durham - June

    Mudmoiselle - July 7, 2018

    Contact Kendra Willis at kwillis@ontario.cancer.ca or 905-434-6405 or 1-800-668-7830

    Programs and Service Roles:

    Wheels of Hope Volunteer Drivers

    Volunteer Drivers are needed in all our Durham areas. Our drivers take clients to their cancer related appointments and treatments in Oshawa, Ajax, and Toronto. Drivers can choose the day(s) that they drive and what hospitals they go to. Potential volunteers must have a 100% smoke free vehicle, a least $1 million third party liability, a clean Criminal Reference Check and no more than 3 demerit points. Drivers are reimbursed mileage and training is provided. We ask that drivers are available at least one day per week.

    Presentation and Display Volunteers

    Through presentation and displays that focus on screening and prevention, volunteers share our message to local residents. Volunteers can choose to do both presentation and display or focus on one area only. all presentation and display materials are provided through our community office and training is provided. Time commitment varies depending on the number of requests we receive.

    Administrative Roles:

    Reception Volunteers

    Our office is currently recruiting a volunteer with administrative skills for Tuesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons. Duties include working with databases, Excel and Word as well as greeting visitors and answering the phones. Strong computer and customer skills are required.

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