CDH - a Community Organization that learned to stop spending money it didn't have - a lesson City Council could learn.

By Pepper Parr

July 31st, 2023



Community Development Halton has moved.  The organization has been providing social planning and volunteer centre services and capacity building support in Halton for almost 40 years.

Rishia Burke with Ted McKeekin. A former Ontario government Cabinet Minister and a leader in the creation and early growth of Community Development Halton. Burke is the Executive Director of Community Development Halton.

On July 1, 2023, the staff team moved out of the location on the South Service Road in Burlington to two anchor locations, one in the south and the other in the northern portion of Halton.

They are now at:

St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, Burlington on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and

The Roxy Center, 6 Mill Street E, Acton on Mondays, and Wednesdays


As a community development organization focused on social research, dialogue and action on social justice issues and civic engagement, being present and connected with the community they strive to walk alongside is now core to they way they want to work.

With this move they will experience a renewed opportunity for connection and partnership with the many non-profit organizations, grass roots groups and citizens of Halton.

Although addresses are changing, their email addresses and phone numbers have not. You can reach them at their general mailbox at and by calling toll-free 1 (855) 395-8807 or locally at 905-632-1975.

Rishia Burke – thinking it through.

For more information about Community Development Halton please see or follow us on social media @ComDevHalton (Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIN) and @cdhalton (Instagram).

Rishia Burke, Executive Director Community Development Halton

How does this relate to Burlington city council? 

CDH stopped spending money it didn’t have. 

It chose to go out to the community and listen whereas Burlington city council has chosen to spend millions of dollars it doesn’t have, moving the borrowing past the limit put in place.



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