Collaborative Day Treatment Program (CDTP)

Contact: Vickie Jennings, Program Director 905-436-6754 ext. 230 or

CDTP provides a supportive environment for youth experiencing difficulty coping in the regular school system. Through individualized prevention, intervention and academic approaches, CDTP strives to establish a successful learning experience to promote the youths’ knowledge, skills & values to enhance their life options.

The program goal is to provide students with a strength-based, empowering and safe environment enabling them to take the necessary risks to strive to reach their intellectual, physical and emotional potential.

Through individualized intervention plans and academic approaches which recognize the unique capabilities, limitations, needs and situation of each student, the program strives to establish a successful learning experience to promote the youth’s knowledge, skills and values to enhance their life options.

Further, CDTP provides outreach and support to the student’s family/caregivers creating a positive link between home and school to support student educational success.

DFCC works in partnership with, and accepts referrals from, the Durham District School Board, Durham Catholic District School Board, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Durham Children's Aid Society and the community at large.

Nutrition Program
The goal of our Nutrition Program is to provide a hands-on nutrition education component within CDTP to help our youth develop life-long eating patterns consistent with Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating (Health Canada). By creating an environment that is supportive of healthy eating habits, we are presented with an opportunity not only to influence positive eating behaviours, but also to help our youth learn valuable skills and gain confidence. The program also provides ample therapeutic opportunities and builds a sense of community for our youth.

As meal preparation most often includes our students, the Nutrition Program offers youth the opportunity to earn a high school credit.

Summer School
In partnership with the Durham District School Board (Grove School), DFCC offers an academic summer school program which provides youth with the opportunity to earn a high school credit. Earning credits is often a significant challenge for the many of the young people who come into contact with DFCC. Modeled after the DFCC Collaborative Day Treatment Program, summer school will provide a successful and rich learning experience for at risk youth.

Referrals are accepted from all stakeholders and the community for the summer school program.  Contact Vickie Jennings for information and to make a referral. 



Please note DFCC’s offices are open for pre-scheduled appointments/ programming. If you have a worker, please contact them directly on their cell phone.


For all other enquiries, please call 905-259-4248.






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