CICS Honours Continued Commitment in 55th Anniversary Film

Merchant's Sara Alfaro directs the campaign underscoring CICS' commitment to supporting immigrants and vulnerable populations


The Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS) has joined forces with renowned Canadian production company Merchant and director Sara Jade Alfaro to create an inspiring film commemorating CICS' 55th anniversary. The creative development and production of the PSA - which took place in March 2023 - underscores a commitment to supporting CICS' mission in building communities, and empowering immigrants and vulnerable populations.


Read the full press release and the story behind the film.


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About the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS)

Founded in 1968, CICS is a not-for-profit organization and a registered charity that provides core settlement and integration services, including language training and employment, at eight locations across Toronto and York Region, serving more than 20,000 clients every year from early years children to seniors. CICS has also established a community food program that aims at increasing food security through our own community garden, community kitchen and food bank. CICS is as well committed to building welcoming and inclusive communities by being a strong advocate for social justice and anti-racism. Learn more at CICS’ website or follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.



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Nicole Leung