"If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 DFCC’S Commitment Statement on

Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression

Together In Action

June 8, 2020

At Durham Family Court Clinic (DFCC), we continue to struggle with the ever and ongoing deeply disturbing news around the world, including right here in Canada. We also are very much aware of the ongoing impact, feelings of hopelessness, and personal toll this has on Black colleagues, friends, neighbours, young people and families who we serve, and the broader community. As a community-based organization, it is incumbent on us, and, our social responsibility that we do our part to provide hope, to impact change now and for the future.

To our Black colleagues, friends, neighbours, communities and young people and families we serve, we are committed to stand with you. We are committed to and are taking action to disrupt oppression and fight anti-Black racism.

To our Indigenous and people of colour colleagues, friends, neighbours, communities and young people and families we serve, we are committed to stand with you and take action to disrupt oppression and fight racism.

We know we can’t be on this journey alone. We must be Together In Action. So we will continue working with our Staff team, Board of Directors, community partners and the young people and families with whom we work, to impact change, provide hope and build communities and a World that are free from oppression and racism.

Michelle Francis                               Nicola Crow                                  Former Board Chair                        Executive Director


Safe, Hopeful, Healthy Communities

DFCC is a proud member of the Diversity Equity Inclusion Community of Practice - Durham Region. As such we are proud to endorse their Commitment Statement to Combat Oppression, Racism, Anti-Black Racism and Discrimination. 


In everything we do, DFCC is all about safe, hopeful, healthy communities.

The way we do this is by delivering service excellence every day; building a culture of collaborative innovation and continuous improvement; being a great place for everyone; and, being recognized as a vibrant and progressive organization.

Driven by our commitment to provide hope and guided by our values of compassion, collaboration, integrity and excellence, we empower and engage young people, families and communities.

DFCC Recognition

Recently the Bhayana Foundation recognized the great work performed daily by the DFCC Team by posting a Champion Story on its website. Click here to read.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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DFCC's offices at 44 Richmond St. W., Suite 201, Oshawa are closed.

We continue to provide services remotely. If you wish to speak to someone, please call:  905-259-4248. If you have a worker, please call their cell phone. Please monitor this website for further updates. Thank you.




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