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About Us

The Durham Centre for Excellence (D’CENTEX) is a registered charity and an incorporated non-profit organization founded on June 18, 2008.  It is located in Pickering, Ontario and provides settlement and social support services in Durham region and in the GTA-Greater Toronto Area. 


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


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.  


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.


  • To provide 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
  •  To provide functional independence through various activities that stimulate intellectual, physical and social skills as part of normal integration into community and personal growth for the “Blind and Partially Sighted (BPS).”