Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) empowers immigrant and refugee women and children to fully participate in Canadian life through neighbourhood-based programs. We have served more than 24,000 immigrant & refugee women and children since 1975. PIRS programs enrich lives, foster involvement and create a sense of belonging to break the patterns of social isolation and poverty. Outreach Support Workers bridge participants to programs and connect them to a network of agencies and immigrant groups. Our infrastructure is our partnerships. PIRS programs are mobile and delivered in familiar communities. PIRS is responsive and innovative, finding new ways to support Canada's newest citizens. Some of our recent initiatives include: Pop Up Family programs in partnership with ISSofBC at two local hotels to support Syrian refugees Trauma-Informed Community English for Refugee Women classes with childcare at two locations targeting learners who are struggling to engage in LINC classes due to trauma experience and barriers to entry. Literacy & parenting (Immigrant Parents As Literacy Supporters) program for Syrian Refugees in partnership with the Vancouver School Board and the Muslim Association of Canada. Early Years Refugee Program - an intensive home visiting program that supports refugees with parenting and settlement needs. Also includes a refugee focused StrongStart program. Partnership with Vancouver School Board. Entry to Hospitality Careers for Women - in partnership with Vancouver Community College, we delivered two cohorts to 33 women and their young children. The program included language learning for the hospitality sector, training in essential skills such as WHIMS & Food Safe and a practicum.
1874 Kingsway, Vancouver BC, V5N2S7
Contact person: Mariam Bouchoutrouch
Business Number: 119075463RR0001
2 full-time staff
2016 Revenues: $513,352
2016 Expenditures: $401,681
Assets, 2016 Year End: $389,061
Liabilities, 2016 Year End: $267,372
Breakdown of Programs
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