Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

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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.


  • map-point1874 Kingsway, Vancouver BC, V5N2S7

  • map-point(604) 298-5888

  • map-pointhttp://www.pirs.bc.ca

  • map-pointContact person: Mariam Bouchoutrouch

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 119075463RR0001

  • map-point2 full-time staff

  • map-pointed@pirs.bc.ca

2016 Revenues: $513,352

$166,172: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
$3,973: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
$3,511: Total amount received from other registered charities.
$7,226: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
$260,804: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
$71,666: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2016 Expenditures: $401,681

$361,513: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
$0: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
$40,168: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
$0: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
$0: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2016 Year End: $389,061

$378,735: Total cash readily available.
$3,061: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
$0: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
$289: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
$6,976: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2016 Year End: $267,372

$33,420: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
$0: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
$233,952: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Pacific Immigrant Resources Society's headquarters is located at 1874 Kingsway, Vancouver BC, V5N2S7.

Breakdown of Programs

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