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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 , Wednesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 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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    Relay For Life Durham - June 9, 2018

    Over 55 participants and 17 teams hit the track at Village Union Public School on June 9th, 2018.  Over $29,000 was raised to fund cancer research and to support local programs and services. Teams had a lot of fun joining in fun theme laps and grooved to music.

    Relay For Life Clarington - June 23, 2018

    Over 120 participants and 25 teams hit the track at Clarington Central Secondary School on June 23rd, 2018.  Over $65,000 was raised to fund cancer research and to support local programs and services. Teams had a lot of fun joining in fun theme laps and grooved to music.

    Pedal For Hope - April - May, 2018

    Travelling to 50 schools over 3 weeks, the Pedal For Hope team collected funds raised by students while delivering messages about kids living with cancer.  Over $328,000 was raised from this year's ride.  The funds will be directed through the Canadian Cancer Society to support the work of Dr. Lillian Sung who is developing a technology to help kids communicate their symptoms when they're going through difficult times and pediatric cancer research.

    Mudmoiselle - July 7, 2018

    What an amazing event raising over $130,000! Over 650 participants with 110 teams took part in a 5km mud run overcoming obstacles to raise money for cancer research! Participants went the extra muddy mile for a great cause proving cancer fights dirty but so do they! Over 115 fearless kids joined for a day of mud, sweat, and cheers participating in a 1km run.

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    CIBC Run For The Cure - September 30, 2018

    The CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause. This year's event is on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Register for the Run For the Cure in Durham Region HERE. Be part of the fight against breast cancer by volunteering on event day. Click HERE for a list of opportunities. 

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October

    At the Canadian Cancer Society, the month of October is about more than just raising awareness of breast cancer, it's about taking action to save lives. You can buy pink ribbons from volunteer selling in locations around your community. Contact the Durham Region office at 905-434-6405 or visit the Volunteer Hub for a list of locations where you can buy pink ribbons or volunteer to sell.

    Volunteer opportunities

    Fundraising Roles:

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

    Call 905-434-6405 or 1-800-668-7830.

    Daffodil Days - Month of April

    Residential Canvass - Month of April

    Relay for Life Durham - Month of June

    Relay for Life Clarington - Month of June

    Mudmoiselle - Month of July

    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 mornings and Thursday 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.


  • Volunteer opportunities

    Fundraising Roles:

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

    Call 905-434-6405 or 1-800-668-7830.

    Daffodil Days - Month of April

    Residential Canvass - Month of April

    Relay for Life Durham - Month of June

    Relay for Life Clarington - Month of June

    Mudmoiselle - Month of July

    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 mornings and Thursday 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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