bringing communities together
Council of India Societies of Edmonton (CISE),
established in 1976, is an umbrella not-for-profit
organization, to represent Indo-Canadians in the Edmonton and surrounding
area to accommodate the needs of the individuals as well
as social and cultural organizations through a variety
of programs. CISE premises - keeping with the motif -
are popularly called the "India Center".
India Center is situated in the heart of Millwood
Industrial Park and is principally used for sports and
recreation; social and community gathering; dance, music and
language classes; rehearsals and practices for CISE programs /
celebrations; member organizations meeting; drop in
center for the youth and seniors; library and reading
room; seminars and workshop and many more activities on a routine basis.
CISE organizes the celebration of Republic Day of India
(India Day), Canada Day, Heritage Day and Independence
Day. CISE maintains a good liaison with other ethnic and multicultural
associations. It regularly participates in functions of
other cultural groups, and in turn invites them to be
involved in CISE proceedings as well.