Posted on Friday, April 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Whitby, Ontario –The Region of Durham is highlighting the incredible stories of community resiliency and kindness as we all continue to do our part to flatten the curve of COVID-19.
The #DurhamStrong campaign celebrates all the positive and inspirational stories from across the region: sidewalks chalked with inspiring messages and art, thank-you messages for front-line workers, neighbours dropping off groceries and other necessities, and people doing their part to practice social distancing and...
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 01:00 AM
Whitby, Ontario – As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the Durham Region Social Services Department continues working with community partners to ensure support is available for those who need it most.
The Region of Durham is actively co-ordinating the COVID-19 response for unsheltered residents, enhancing the shelter system in order to provide more support to these at-risk individuals. Some notable steps that have already been taken include:
- extensionended funding for our overnight warming centres...
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 12:45 PM
Whitby, Ontario – The Region of Durham, Works Department, continues to ensure that services that have been identified as essential by the Province of Ontario, including waste management and household hazardous waste collection, will be completed safely and efficiently. With this in mind, our Regionally-operated Waste Management Facilities (WMF) and Household Hazardous Waste Depots will remain operational for as long as possible.
Please note, the Household Hazardous Waste Depot located in Pickering...
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 02:00 AM
Whitby, Ontario – Under the directive of the Provincial Government, emergency child care will now be offered to eligible healthcare and frontline workers in Durham Region.
The Regional Municipality of Durham is working with local licensed childcare operators to offer emergency child care, free of charge to parents. These child care centres will be exempt to the order issued by the Provincial Government to close all licensed centres pursuant to the state of emergency.
The Region of Durham’s Social Services...
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:30 AM
Whitby, Ontario – As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the Region of Durham remains focused on the health and safety of residents. Residents are advised of the following service changes:
- All water and sewer bill late payment charges, collection notifications and water shut offs for non-payment have been suspended. The Region will also offer enhanced payment flexibility for customers unable to pay their water and sewer bill on time.
- All Water Billing inquiries should be directed to