Services for Newcomers

About the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

CICS is a not-for-profit organization and a registered charity that has been providing core settlement and integration services in Toronto since 1969. Our mission is to empower newcomers in settling and integrating as contributing members of Canadian society through diverse, professional and innovative services. CICS Vision is to have fully integrated newcomers who participate in and contribute to all spheres of Canadian Society.

CICS offers a variety of programs including:


  • Early Years Services
  • Children and Youth Services
  • Family and Senior Services
  • Employment Services
  • Language and Training Services
  • Settlement Services
  • Volunteer Services
  • From Garden to Kitchen Program


Click here to visit our official website.  You can learn more about our organization and the specific programs and services we offer.



Before I visited…I did not have a clear understanding of how to apply for a job, write an effective resume or create a lasting impression during a job interview.  However, after attending an informative workshop series at CICS (LIFT),  I became much more educated on this topic and feel significantly more confident about applying for a job…CICS helped me in various ways and the benefits will last a lifetime.

A. Siddiqui, A Newcomer Youth

I am an English speaking senior from East Africa. I have joined CICS’ Seniors Fitness Activities and enjoy exercising with a group of Chinese seniors. Language is not a barrier to making friends, because we all aim to live a healthier lifestyle. Exercise together is both encouraging and fun. 

A Senior Program Participant




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