Crusader in Community Service (CICS) is a student organization dedicated to serving those in need, both within our local community and beyond. It's members strive to be an example of "Faith in Action." CICS is divided into two main functions:
The CICS' Executive meets at least monthly to plan the various events, projects and guest speakers for each month. Their meetings usually occur on a Monday, but occasionally take place on other days.
We also have monthly general CICS' Meetings which are open to any students who are interested in helping out with particular projects or events. These usually take place in Room 112. Please watch the announcements or see Mr. Cotman if you are interested in one of these clubs or any CICS' activities.
Last spring, the following 9 students were elected to serve on the Crusaders In Community Service Executive for 2019‐2020.
These students all have experience working on various social action projects here at Holy Cross and this year are inspiring even more members of our school community to put their "Faith Into Action". If you have a charitable group or a social action project that you would like to see supported here at Holy Cross please see any member of the CICS' Executive.
Front Row L-R: Kendra Leishman, Monique Pereira, Zoe Rorabeck, Ashwathy Augustine.
Back Row L-R: Jett Gazeley, Dru Pierson, Clare Maloney, Lauren Martin, Mr. Nick Cotman.
Absent: Natasha Baribeau.
Role of CICS
1. Taking part in charitable activities such as:
- October/Thanksgiving Food Drive (Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society)
- Advent collection in November/December (Donations to the local St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Hamper Program)
- Annual pancake breakfast on Shrove Tuesday (For a local charity)
- Share Lent Campaign in March/April (to support various charitable agencies at the local, provincial and international levels)
- 25-Hour Think Fast (For C.C.O.D.P. - Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace)
- Clothing drives
- Annual Partners in Mission food blitz in May
- Others as requested and as decided upon by the group (i.e. special fundraisers such as hurricane or other disaster relief programs.)
2. Promoting awareness of social justice issues at the local and international level within our school community through
initiatives such as:
3. Community outreach activities such as:
- Bulletin boards
- Classroom memos
- Main lobby displays
- Organizing third world speakers
- Presentations at School Masses (I.e. slide shows)
- C.I.C.S. rep on Student Council
- Articles for diocesan & other local newspapers
- Taking part in mission trips to developing nations
- Food bank volunteering
- Seniors' retirement home visitations
- Environmental cleanup campaigns
- Blood donor clinics
- Diabetes canvassing