The Immigrant Services Society Of British Columbia

Other Names: The Immigran Services Society Of Bc, ISSofBC

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Starting a new life in another country can be very hard, especially when you’re unfamiliar with the culture, language and laws. If you’re new to Canada, ISSofBC can help. Since 1972, we’ve been providing a variety of support services for immigrants and refugees to help them get settled, find careers and learn all they need to know about starting their new lives in Canada. Through our dedicated staff, volunteers and community partners, we provide settlement, education and employment services for over 23,000 clients every year. ISSofBC is the largest agency of its kind in Western Canada, with targeted programs for refugees, women, children and youth, plus support services in over 45 languages. Our programs and services are available throughout Metro Vancouver, Squamish and the Okanagan.


  • map-point2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver BC, V5N4L2

  • map-point(604) 684-2561

  • map-pointhttp://www.issbc.org/

  • map-pointContact person: Chris Stephenson

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 130724222RR0001

  • map-point264 full-time staff

  • map-pointchris.stephenson@issbc.org

2015 Revenues: $19,940,990

$8,380: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
$0: 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.
$164,569: Total amount received from other registered charities.
$0: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
$17,370,132: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
$2,397,909: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2015 Expenditures: $19,518,600

$14,809,842: 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.
$2,401,403: 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.
$2,307,355: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2015 Year End: $14,219,266

$3,074,263: Total cash readily available.
$1,041,041: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
$0: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
$9,910,961: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
$193,001: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2015 Year End: $5,559,792

$1,241,424: 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.
$4,318,368: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

The Immigrant Services Society Of British Columbia's headquarters is located at 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver BC, V5N4L2.

Breakdown of Programs

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Fundraising Methods

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