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History Of CICS

CICS (Centre for immigration and Community Services) was founded in 1968 by a number of enthusiastic Chinese students volunteered to provide information, interpretation and translation services to the Chinese residents under the auspices of University Settlement House in downtown Toronto.

About Us

Who We Are

CICS Foundation was established in 2001 to help raise funds to support CICS. The Foundation fundraises to help maintain and expand underfunded programs and services at CICS, as well as to pilot new services that are not funded by governments. Funds that are raised through CICS Foundation allows us to allocate additional resources to strengthen our CICS programs and services.

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What We Do

Our mission is to assist new immigrants in navigating the challenges they may face transitioning to a new country. We host events and collaborate with various community partners to raise funds, with the goal of supporting newcomers in building a successful new life in Canada. We also provide mentorship and guidance for those who aim to start their own businesses, bringing them part of the thriving Canadian economy.

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