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 [...]
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.
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.