News & Stories

CCS Welcomes Dr. Agnes Thomas as New Executive Director

The appointment of Dr. Agnes Thomas as Executive Director of Catholic Crosscultural Services (CCS) promises CCS strong, experienced, and compassionate leadership as we work to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees.
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Supporting Newcomer Health Professionals

New to Canada and trying to figure out how to apply your knowledge and experience in the medical field? Our Enhanced Language Training Program for internationally trained healthcare professionals (referred to as ELT Program) could be for you! Read more

#RefugeesWelcome: Hear From Our Staff

On World Refugee Day 2017, as we recognize the strength, courage and resilience of the millions of refugees worldwide making challenging journeys, we acknowledge our close to 200 staff working in different roles to support newcomers, including recently-arrived Syrian refugees. Read more

Youth-led Citizenship Ceremony: Welcoming New Canadians

Every year during March break, CCS brings together around 25-30 youth in Scarborough to organize a  Citizenship Ceremony, welcoming new Canadians. This special youth-led Citizenship Ceremony is held in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC). Read more

Making Wellbeing A Priority: CCS Wellness Fair 2017

On Thursday, March 16, dozens of newcomers spent a few hours at the CCS Wellness Fair 2017 hosted at the CCS Brampton learning about health and wellness services available in the community. Health practitioners and wellness professionals from various disciplines were on hand to introduce their services and draw focus on wellness and self-care. Read more


Learning Together: Family Literacy Program

The Family Literacy Program assists newcomer families develop positive habits around learning language together at home from their earliest days in Canada by delivering group literacy building sessions, parent education workshops, an annual March Break Camp for school-aged children and connecting families with community resources. Read more


Let’s Break the Ice!

Newly arrived youth to Canada from 25 high schools in Scarborough and newcomer Syrian youth came together at a one-day Youth Forum on Aug 29, 2016, giving them an opportunity to break the ice, make new friends and find the supports needed to better integrate into the Canadian school system  before the start of the school year in September. Read more