Independent & Assisted living facility for seniors
Job search, specialized programs and more
Helping newcomers adjust to their life in Canada
Welcome To PICS!
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is a registered non-profit society and has been serving the community since 1987. PICS provides a broad spectrum of programs and services which includes Employment Programs, Settlement Services, Language Services, Social Programs and Housing Services. Our services assist new immigrants, seniors, farm workers, women and youth.
PICS has several offices in Surrey and Vancouver. PICS is constantly looking for ways to increase services and bring them to convenient locations for the benefit of our clients. Currently BC Commissionaires also offers finger printing service and criminal record checks from our Head Office in Surrey.
PICS Diversity Village
Public Information meeting on Diversity Village is on Wednesday, October 12th at Holiday Inn at 17530 64th Avenue from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
IELTS preparation classes
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PICS Head Office in Surrey 604-596-7722
Workplace Integration for Mature Individuals 45+
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Vancouver Sun talks about Culturally Sensitive Care
Seniors talk about their experience at Guru Nanak Niwas, PICS Assisted Living home in Surrey.
PICS Settlement Services
Free workshops offered at our Surrey Head Office
PICS Entrepreneurship Program
Info sessions: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Vancouver and Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Surrey The next program starts: Vancouver on January 11, 2017 Surrey on February 14, 2017
Training for entry level jobs
PICS presents practical, hands on training for entry level jobs. Cashier, computer, book keeping, customer service training, many more available.
Free English classes for Immigrants and Refugees
Classes start: Sep 15, 2016 When: Tuesdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm Place: PICS Head Office — #205 12725 80 Ave, Surrey
English Conversation Skills Classes
George Mackie Library, 8440 - 112th Street, Delta Drop In Classes Tuesdays 1pm - 3 pm September 13 to November 15, 2016
“PICS was an awesome place for me to volunteer.”
“I was given the opportunity to get involved in a variety of tasks and I am fortunate for these wonderful experiences. From one-on-one work with clients to assisting with reports, I was able to gain valuable knowledge around the agency. These experiences have helped me develop professionally and will benefit me in my future career in the social service field. There are not enough words for me to express my gratitude to the employees at PICS Vancouver; they welcomed me into the agency with no hesitation.” – A. Atwal (PICS Vancouver Settlement Office) Read All Testimonials
PICS CEO Mr. Charan Gill has been honoured with the Drishti Lifetime Achievement Award 2016. The award was given to Mr. Gill for devoting more than 35 years of his life towards the betterment of the community by finding practical solutions to community needs.
BC Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Hon. Suzanne Anton visited PICS Assisted Living, BC's only culturally sensitive Assisted Living facility. She toured the facility and interacted with seniors. PICS CEO Charan Gill and PICS Board President Bobby Pawar presented Minister Anton with a plaque of appreciation for her continued support to PICS.
PICS has thanked local radio station RED FM for graciously hosting a radiothon in support of PICS Diversity Village. President of RED FM Mr. Kulwinder Sanghera along with General Manager Bijoy Samuel and radio host Pooja Sekhon accepted the plaque presented to them by PICS CEO Mr. Charan Gill and President of PICS Board of Directors Bobby Pawar.
Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Hon. Amarjeet Sohi visited PICS Head Office and PICS Assisted living in Surrey last week. He showed keen interest in the work that PICS does and was extremely supportive of PICS new Project, PICS Diversity Village.
PICS Diversity Village
Designed to meet the Social, Cultural and Dietary needs of members of the multicultural community, PICS Diversity Village (PICS seniors Long Term Care Home) will be located in Surrey. PICS’ proposed PICS Diversity Village will be a 140 bed facility fully equipped to care for the elderly who need personalized attention in a setting which is familiar to them.
PICS is actively fundraising to ensure that our seniors battling aging issues have a cultural sensitive home where they can spend the last phase of their lives in a warm, comfortable environment, a home where they once again start to believe that age is simply a number.