Social Involvement

Celebrate Durham Employee Events Committee

This volunteer employee committee plans and hosts various social activities and events for Regional employees (and their families), which contributes to a sense of pride in working for the Region. Committee members represent a broad cross-section of Regional departments and divisions.

United Way of Durham Region

The Regional Municipality of Durham officially supports the United Way of Durham Region. Annual campaigns bring employees together to raise funds through payroll deductions and creative events, such as bake sales, craft sales, used book sales, plant exchange sales, team-to-team challenges, etc.

All of the money raised in our community, stays in our community. Our employee's involvement is key to the success of our annual United Way campaign.

Through these fundraising efforts, our employees continue to make a difference in our eight local municipalities by supporting 40 community agencies that deliver more than 200 services and programs to approximately 80,000 residents each year.

Some of the services and programs include, but are not limited to: food banks (more than half of these users are children); serving hot meals; delivering meals to seniors and individuals in poor health; supplying children with school supplies; providing employment and housing counselling; supporting shelters for women, children and men; and sending children to summer camp.

Other Activities

Outside of their duties with the Region, our employees also make an impact on our community as a whole. By volunteering their time to raise funds, or garner support, for a variety of community activities, employees work together to create common goals and develop civic pride.

With more than 3,000 Regional employees, activity and community involvement is diverse and varied. While these initiatives are too numerous to list, staff has participated in such activities as the annual Durham Regional Police Service Toy Drive, Junior Achievement, Take Our Kids to Work Day, Habitat for Humanity, Walk a Mile in her Shoes, and various medical related fundraisers that help to raise awareness of cancer, heart disease, etc.