Giving to DC

At Durham College the student experience comes first and you can help make that happen.

Durham College (DC) offers more than 140 full-time programs in a variety of fields, providing students with an opportunity to excel in their chosen area. Whether DC students are inventing new ways to implement sustainable practices; writing, designing, filming, or animating; utilizing their caring nature to contribute to the health and social wellness of others; or advocating on behalf of the law – they are successful! With your support, anything is possible. Help foster the minds of the future by supporting post-secondary education at DC. Create a lasting impression by helping students make their mark on the world. Tax receipts are provided to honour your generous contributions. If you’re interested in contributing to the future of Durham College and our students, please contact Linda Marco.

Options for giving

Centre for Collaborative Education rendering
Building Something Amazing

A 21st century approach to education that will serve as a hub for Durham College and the entire Durham Region, the Centre for Collaborative Education will bring together local, Indigenous and global communities and provide a new home for several of the college’s innovative and ground-breaking programs. This includes the Aboriginal Student Centre; the Entrepreneurship Centre including the Spark Centre; Global, Open and Collaborative Space; Health science facilities; and Foundation programs designed to prepare students for the continuation of post-secondary education at college or university.

Durham College student at convocation ceremony
Scholarships + Bursaries

Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic or personal excellence (or a combination of both), community involvement and leadership. Bursaries are awarded to students, in good academic standing, based on financial need. Donor awards are an ideal opportunity for you to support academic excellence and/or the development of a student in need.

Growing trees at Durham College
Plant a tree

The Plant a Tree and Watch a Student Grow program offers donors the opportunity to donate or dedicate a tree at the CFF in their own name; in celebration of a special event such as a birth, marriage, anniversary or special achievement; or in memory of a loved one. Donations not only provide a lasting memory, they help students grow in their knowledge and  the skills required to succeed and make a difference in our local community and communities across Ontario, Canada and abroad … Learn More


With a gift of $500, you can select the type of tree for planting – deciduous or coniferous. All donors receive a letter of gratitude and a charitable income tax receipt. With a gift of $1000, you can select the type of tree – deciduous or coniferous and designate it including having a personalized, inscribed commemorative plaque positioned near it. Each gift is recognized with a letter of acknowledgement sent to the honoured individual/organization or next of kin and a letter of gratitude with a charitable tax receipt in the amount of $800 is sent to the donor. In this case, according to Canada Revenue Agency regulations, “to determine the eligible amount for receipting purposes, the value of the advantage must be subtracted from the value of the gift.” The commemorative plaque is considered to be an advantage.

How to make your gift

Thank you for your commitment to post-secondary education. For your convenience, Durham College offers several ways for you to support our growing community.

  Online

Giving online is a fast, efficient and secure way to support our students and projects. To give online now, click here.

  Mail

Donations may be sent by cheque, money order (made payable to Durham College) or credit card information with the completed giving form [PDF – 23 KB] to: Durham College Office of Development 2000 Simcoe Street North Oshawa, ON. L1H 7K4 Canada

  Payroll deduction

If you are an employee and wish to contribute to the success of our students, please download the employee payroll deduction form. If you have any questions, concerns or requests regarding your donation, please contact Linda Marco.