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

PICS at Vaisakhi Celebrations

PICS had a strong presence in both the Vaisakhi parades this year. Hundreds of people visited our booth and sought out information about our various programs. People showed interest in PICS Newest project the PICS Diversity Village and promised to help. And of course they were delighted to take away with them some of PICS' super promotional materials!

Twenty Five Future Entrepreneurs Graduate from PICS BEST Program

Twenty Five future entrepreneurs were handed out their certificates at the Business Entrepreneurial Start-up Training Programs (BEST) graduation ceremony at PICS Head Office recently. The ceremony was attended by MP Ken Hardie (Surrey-Port Kells), representatives from MP John Aldag (Cloverdale-Langley City) and Minister Peter Fassbender’s (Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Minister Responsible for TransLink) office; and Work BC Centre case managers.

Humjoli Women’s Group Celebrates Vaisakhi

Humjoli, Better at Home’s social initiative program for South Asian Women celebrated Vaisakhi at PICS Head Office this week. Women dressed in colourful Vaisakhi colours had a hearty celebration with singing, dancing and discussing the significance of the festival.

Cookie Love at PICS

The world after all is not such a bad place. While everyone is trashing and admonishing a certain someone who made racist remarks against Vancouver City Park Board Commissioner Nikki Sharma, currently running for a seat on the board of Vancity Credit Union, a kind gentleman visited PICS today to donate a whopping 180 boxes of butter cookies to PICS clients comprising Syrian refugees and their children, women at Harmony House and seniors at PICS Assisted Living Facility and Day Care Program.

PICS Diversity Village

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