Durham Centre for Excellence

Provides settlement and social support services in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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Durham Centre for Excellence

Provides settlement and social support services in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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Our History

 

The Durham Centre for |Excellence (DCENTEX) is a non-profit charitable organization founded in June 2008, incorporated on August 7, 2008 and was registered as charity on August 14, 2009. It is located in Pickering Ontario, a healthy community, which recognizes cultural diversity and supports economic growth. It was founded by the three (3) members of the board of directors who have hope and belief in making positive difference in the life of the people and the communities that it serves.

Social Services

Education, Counseling and Other Support Services from language instruction to employment support, Job Search Programs, and information programs on Canadian Culture and life for Landed Immigrants, Refugees, and Caregivers

Workshop

Medical Office Assistant Training Workshop, French Conversation Workshop, Caregivers’ Workshop,

Training

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT TRAINING, Food Handling Certification, Orientation and Mobility Skills,

Armela V. Marano

Armela V. Marano

Chairperson | Program & Service Director

Jesse Panem

Jesse Panem

Vice-Chairperson | ITSupport

Elena Laude-Aguilar

Elena Laude-Aguilar

Secretary-Treasurer | Event Coordinator, BPS Program

Lailanie M. Cuevas

Lailanie M. Cuevas

Career and Training Specialist

Steve Pollard

Steve Pollard

Training Specialist, BPS Recreational Program

Joel Cuevas

Joel Cuevas

Tech Lead

The Durham Centre for Excellence (D'CENTEX) promotes advancements to the diversified groups of the Newcomers and the Disadvantaged in the Greater Toronto Area and its neighbouring regions.

VALUES

D’CENTEX believes that we all have ability, and by working together, we can create possibilities when there is none.

VISION

D’CENTEX envisions a society that is free of all barriers where everyone has equal access to resources and services, as well as rights and privileges, which every Canadian should enjoy.

MISSION

D’CENTEX promotes advancements to the Newcomer Immigrants, Refugees, Caregivers, and the Blind and Partially Sighted (BPS) individuals by providing unparalleled settlement services, comprehensive skills development training, and sustainable independent living skills. By maximizing their potential they are then able to succeed in their endeavours and contribute to the country’s civic and socio-economic growth.

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