On September 6, 2023, the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood donated $1,000 to Community Care Durham to assist with thier COPE (Creating Opportunities for Personal Experience) mental health Program - a unique community-based mental health service provided by Community Care Durham (CCD) that offers group support to adults aged 16 and older, with emotional and/or mental health concerns with a goal to assist clients to remain in their community, to function as effectively as possible, and maximize their quality of life.

In the photo L to R with the BIG ROTARY CHEQUE are Rotary Club Director of Community Service (and Past President) Allan Finnigan; Melissa Rudan (Community Capital Development Lead at Community Care Durham) and James Meloche (CEO at Community Care Durham.

Rotary International President Gordon McInally encouraged Rotary clubs worldwide to assit with mental health programs in their community, during this Rotary year, and this is just one way the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood is meeting that challenge.