Posted by David Ing on May 22, 2019
On May 16, 9 members from the Club visited Centre for Immigrants and Community Service where Moy Wong Tam the executive director gave a brief overview of CICS. At a past club meeting she delivered an in depth presentation of all that CICS offers in serving the community. CICS started 50 years ago by a small group of volunteers to assist newly arrived immigrants. Over the years CICS has expanded and grown with many locations now serving about 20,000 people in a variety of capacities and 20 plus different languages are offered.
  • Services: children and youth, early years, employment support, family and seniors, language training.
  • Goals: to assist and encourage newcomers to participate/contribute to important areas of Canadian society and to empower them in settling, accepting and adapting through diverse and innovative services.
  • Focus: welcoming immigrants and helping them to adjust and work through the many challenges faced with daily living in a new and strange environment...language, housing, culture, employment etc.
  • An extensive wide range of programs, activities and clubs are offered for all ages...pre-natal, post-natal, seniors, youth, recreation, nutrition, sports etc.

    At the end of the visit Rotary Club of Toronto-Forest Hill donated $3,000 to support of CICS's continuous community work.