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.

Our programs and services

“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)
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Latest From The Blog

Flurry of Activity at PICS Childcare

Mission of PICS daycare is not only to give children a safe, friendly environment to be in but also to get a well-rounded early start in life. They learn valuable skills such as sharing and social interaction and also participate in various carefully crafted activities.

Fifty Four children Participate in PICS Summer Camp 2016!

Fifty Four children between the ages of 6-12 participated in the PICS Summer camp held in July. To say that the camp was a tremendous success would certainly be an understatement. The Summer program for kids was divided into two camps with 27 kids in each camp.

Vancouver Sun talks about Culturally Sensitive Care

Douglas Todd: Push on for 'culturally appropriate' seniors homes Guru Nanak Niwas, a government-financed seniors home in Surrey, serves 72,000 orders of South Asian roti [...]

Provincial Ministers, MLA visit PICS Assisted Living Facility in Surrey

Minister of Community, Sport, Cultural Development and Minister Responsible for Translink, Peter Fassbender; Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services, Amrik Virk; MLA Marvin Hunt and a representative from Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux's office recently visited PICS Assisted Living for a tour of the facility.

PICS Diversity Village

Help us to raise funds to build the  Multicultural Long Term Care Seniors Home in Surrey.