• The Path to Citizenship: Mohammad and Tahani

    CIES had the great pleasure today of celebrating two students who had recently received their Canadian Citizenship – Mohammad Liban and Tahani Ahmad. It’s the most rewarding feeling for us to see students officially begin their new lives as active Canadians, especially after watching them grow and develop during their studies with CIES. To celebrate, Mohammad brought in pizzas for each of his former teachers and…

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  • The Passing Of Our Colleague, David Wright

    It is with deep sadness that we share the news that David Wright, Coordinator for CIES’ Employment Skills Training program, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016. Over the past 4 ½ years with CIES, David Wright has brought to our Society a burning passion for helping others, a warm heart and a friendly face to CIES’ students and staff. His contributions to the EST…

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  • CIES’ Yard/Bake Sale for the United Way Campaign

    On Thursday, November 17 at our northeast Welcome Centre, and Tuesday, November 22 at our southeast location, CIES had the pleasure of hosting a joint yard sale and bake sale run by students to raise money for the United Way Campaign. Students had the opportunity to rent their own table where they sold handcrafted goods or baking, with 100% of the table rental supporting the United…

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  • CIES’ New Employment Training Program — It’s EASSY

    CIES is proud to be partnering with Service Canada for our Economic and Social Integration of Syrian and Other Immigrant Youth (EASSY) Program. EASSY provides clients with 8-weeks Group Based Employability Skills (GBES) and 30 hours on-the-job paid Work Experience (WE) for 12 weeks to develop their skills and Canadian experience. EASSY assists youth in overcoming multiple barriers to employment, and to develop the skills and…

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