The What Ifs - Telling Our Story

Imagine a young person, perhaps your child, a nephew, a niece, a good neighbour’s child, a close friend’s child.

What if they’re being bullied online. One day they’ve had enough and lash out at one of their bullies at school, hurt them badly and are subsequently found guilty of assault.

Or, What if they are a high achiever at school and perhaps the pressure is getting too much for them and they’re struggling to get out of bed, go to school, socialize with friends?

Or, What if their family is going through a hard time, they’re struggling at school, and skipping classes all the time to hang out at the mall?

Or, What if, they tell you that they don’t feel safe at their high school?  

This is why we do what do at DFCC, we're all about safe, hopeful, healthy communities. We’re here to support young people and their families like those above throughout Durham Region such as:

  • For the young person who lashed out, our specialized assessment, counselling and mental health supports for youth in conflict with the law is there for them.
  • For the young person struggling with their high achievement, our Enhanced Youth Outreach Worker can meet with them to provide crisis support whilst they wait to access other community supports.
  • For the young person skipping class, the School Board can refer them to our on-site Collaborative Day Treatment Program in Oshawa, which combines education and supportive programming to promote all-round student success.
  • For the young person feeling unsafe at school, our free Violence Prevention Program available to schools throughout Durham Region, offers a menu of workshop topics promoting safe school communities and overall health and well-being.

Please contact Nicola Crow, Executive Director for more information about  how you can help us build safe, hopeful, healthy communities. 

Contact Information: 905-436-6754 ext. 222 or



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See our Safety Plan, for information on what we're doing to keep everyone safe at our workplace.





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