In December 2014, the Ontario Trillium Foundation funded a 1-year pilot project for the creation of a Durham Leadership Program, with Community Development Council Durham (CDCD) acting as the lead.
Implementation is expected to begin in 2016. A Community Leadership Program is a fantastic way to bring together emerging and aspiring leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors of the community. These programs provide an opportunity for participants to explore and strengthen their leadership skills, develop a new-found network of meaningful contacts, and learn more about the outstanding characteristics and challenges of the community.
Each year, non-profit/charitable agencies have the opportunity to submit proposals for projects that they may not have the capacity to achieve otherwise. These projects may include: feasibility studies, strategic plans, policy and procedure development, fundraising, etc. Successful proposals are completed by the leadership program participants, supporting our local non-profit sector and building connections across sectors.
The Community Leadership Program is a collaborative effort between:
- Community Development Council Durham
- University of Ontario, Institute of Technology
- Durham College
- Town of Ajax
- City of Oshawa
- Town of Whitby
- United Way of Durham Region
- Durham Community Foundation
- Business Advisory Centre of Durham
- Durham Region Employment Network
- Literacy Network of Durham Region
- Durham Workforce Authority