Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

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Pacific Immigrant Resources Society empowers immigrant and refugee women and children to fully participate in Canadian life through neighbourhood-based programs. Created in 1975, Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) has a long history of service and support to new Canadians. A pioneer and leader in the provision of programs that develop knowledge, skills and confidence, PIRS programs enrich lives, foster involvement and create a sense of belonging to break the patterns of social isolation and poverty. PIRS has served thousands of women, and our alumni and former volunteers can be found throughout the Lower Mainland’s social service sector and in business and government. In addition to English as an Additional Language, women’s leadership development and Early Childhood development programs which served 592 immigrant and refugee women in Vancouver and Burnaby, PIRS delivered: • Pop Up family drop in and ESL conversation circles, in partnership with ISSofBC and the Muslim Association of Canada to support Syrian refugees that served 236 children and 58 adults • Trauma-Informed Refugee English Language class and childcare at Edmonds School, targeted to learners who are struggling to engage in LINC classes due to trauma experience and barriers to entry. • English language class and childcare for Syrian refugees in partnership with Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House • In partnership with BC TEAL we placed volunteer ESL teacher with new refugee families Our partnerships are essential; our programs are mobile and are delivered in familiar communities and our Outreach workers build the bridges for our participants to access the programs they need. They connect participants to a network of agencies and immigrant groups and provide culturally appropriate support in a variety of languages that further reduce the barriers to entry.


  • 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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