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
PICS is building a culturally sensitive complex care home for seniors in Cloverdale. To donate call 604-596-7722
Workplace Integration for Mature Individuals 45+
If you are a mature individual and looking for work this is the program for you.
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: Surrey HO - 2nd Wednesday of every month from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Vancouver - 3rd Wednesday of every month from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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.
Syrian Kids GO!
An Interactive Platform for Syrian Youth to Experience Canadian Culture
Free English classes for Immigrants and Refugees
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 on Tuesdays
“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
Community media in Lower Mainland, especially South Asian media has been extremely helpful in disseminating important information about PICS and it's programs. Whether it's our settlement, employment senior or programs for women and youth the media has always helped us in getting the word out.
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 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.
Help us build Diversity Village! To donate call 604.596.7722 or click below to donate online
We are CARF Canada accredited
CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers in the areas of Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, Durable Medical Equipment, Employment and Community Services, Medical Rehabilitation, Opioid Treatment Programs, and Vision Rehabilitation Services.
Programs and services that are CARF accredited have demonstrated their conformance to internationally recognized standards for service delivery. They have demonstrated their commitment to continuous quality improvement and a consumer-driven focus.
PICS is committed to delivering high quality services to all clients and is equally committed to maintaining a high level of quality standards for business practice. This commitment is demonstrated through CARF accreditation which PICS received in 2014.