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Building Required

PICS is bidding for a project for which we require an existing and/or modifiable residential building (house or a motel) conforming to the following building attributes. Serious proponents, please contact on or before June 28, 2019. Non-institutional/homelike Safe for residents and staff Innovative in design and flexible in functionality Operationally efficient  Environmentally responsible design, construction, and operations 14 Single room units, including a 2- piece bathroom Dining area with flexible usage space and an area for resident food preparation and a small servery Shared shower units with a minimum of 1 wheelchair accessible shower unit 2-3 wheelchair accessible units All units walker accessible Personal units closets, cabinetry Laundry   Contact: Raminder Kang 604-596-7722 Ext. 139 604-729-0406 raminder.kang@pics.bc.ca   Jagtar Dhaliwal 604-596-7722 Ext. 110 604-719-4681 Jagtar.dhaliwal@pics.bc.ca

2019-06-21T17:51:12+00:00June 18th, 2019|

Opening Doors to Employment for Young Adults

Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, Melanie Mark visited Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society head office on May 23, 2019 to make an announcement regarding the funding provided to PICS.  PICS Society will receive an annual funding over the next two years to deliver skills training programs and supports to young adults and young adults at risk, including former youth in care. The two programs at PICS are among 39 programs in BC that started on April 1, 2019. These programs are providing training and employment support programs for people aged between 18 and 24 years, regardless of their employment insurance availability. The types of programs vary by service provider, but typically include skills training, mentorship and other supports to help participants overcome employment barriers. These barriers could include lack of work experience or occupational skills, as well as involvement in the criminal justice system, incomplete high school [...]

2019-05-29T18:45:11+00:00May 27th, 2019|

Consul General of India, Vancouver visits PICS Seniors’ Housing Facility

Her Excellency Smt. Abhilasha Joshi, Consul General of India, Vancouver visited PICS Senior Housing Facility today, May 8, 2019 at 11:30 AM. Consul General was pleased to see the quality of services being provided to seniors and congratulated PICS staff for their work at the facility. Greeting the seniors, she said “if you have any problems or concerns, our staff will always listen to you and please feel free to let us know if there is anything we could do for you” Abhilasha Joshi, Consul General. The Consulate office provides variety of services to Non- Resident Indian, the services are as follows: PassportVisaPIOOCINRI CertificateAttestationPolice Clearance CertificateLife CertificateSurrender of NationalityCertificate of Date of BirthTimingsFormsImportant NoticeAdvisories for travellers to IndiaRegistration of birth of a Canada born child of Indian parentsNew Visa fee with effect from 1 April 2017Registration of death and transportation of ashes/dead body to India Since the seniors have difficulty attending [...]

2019-05-29T18:42:04+00:00May 9th, 2019|

WALK FOR A DRUG AND GANG FREE SURREY

PICS Society is hosting its very first Walk For A Drug and Gang Free Surrey at Surrey City Hall on May 18, 2019, from 9 am to 12 pm. PICS is leading this community initiative by following its vision to build a healthy and just society. The objective is to create awareness about the rise of gang violence and drug abuse in Surrey and the importance of providing programs, services and support systems to tackle this problem.   There is an urgent need for this kind of movement in our community: according to data released by the B.C. Coroners Service Today, 174 people died of a drug overdose in Surrey last year (2017). That’s up from 122 in 2016, 76 in 2015, 44 in 2014 and 36 in 2013. Province-wide, 1,422 people died of an overdose last year, which is 43 percent higher than the 993 deaths in 2016.” Children as [...]

2019-05-13T17:22:07+00:00April 25th, 2019|

Creating culturally sensitive care homes

CBC Radio One visited our Guru Nanak Niwas Assisted Living facility in Surrey to see how culturally sensitive care homes matter today. By now you’ve heard the news, Canada’s population is aging. Recent numbers from Statistics Canada show that for the first time seniors outnumber children under the age of 14. And as Canada’s population growth is increasingly driven by immigration, delivering care to seniors that is culturally sensitive is an emerging issue.

2019-01-09T22:31:18+00:00January 9th, 2019|

PICS Seniors Housing organize Akhand Path

Management and Residents of PICS Assisted Living organized their annual Akhand Path (continuous recitation of the Sikh Holy Book, Sri Guru Granth Sahib) from August 4 to August 6, 2017. Thank you to all those and especially all MPs, Ministers, MLAs and prominent members of the community who took time out of their busy schedules to visit us.  Thank you management, staff,  residents and volunteers for working tirelessly day and night and making the event a great success.

2019-04-26T22:54:36+00:00January 3rd, 2019|