The Society

CCSS is a registered charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Cumberland through food security initiatives, inclusive recreation and community development. 

Operating independently out of the local school since August 2000, CCSS currently provides a Healthy Food Program, After-School Activities, Youth Centre, Community Programs and Food Share. 

Our Mission

Working together to strengthen our community by improving access to healthy food, recreation, life-long learning and a network of support. CCSS aims to recognize and respond to identified community needs, and provide Cumberland residents of all ages with the support they need to live healthy lives.

Our Vision

Cumberland is a healthy, inclusive and vibrant community where all residents thrive through meaningful connections, security and a sense of belonging.

CCSS Values

  • Community: Engaging all Cumberland residents in the development of resources and programs that have deep roots in the community and foster a sense of belonging.
  • Passion & Joy: Creating an atmosphere where dedicated staff, board members, volunteers and program participants feel valued and embrace opportunities to learn, grow, contribute and connect.
  • Inclusion: Welcoming the participation of all community members by facilitating secure, respectful and diverse environments.
  • Social Justice: Actively challenging and dismantling inequity including individual and systemic oppression.
  • Transparency: Operating and communicating with clarity in order to stay accountable to the residents of Cumberland.


Learn more about CCSS

Confused about the difference between CCSS and the school?  Curious about how we fund our programs? Visit our FAQ page to learn more about the community school model and the structure of CCSS.