Danny Pendhall, Job Developer/Facilitator for WIMI 45 + program was conferred with the annual BCCDA Award of Mentor of the Year at the recently held Career Development Conference sponsored by the BC Career Development Association in Vancouver. The conference being held for the 19th year is well known in the field of career development and draws almost every organization /agency working in this field.
PICS Staffers Shruti Prakash-Joshi and Ikagarjot Singh represented PICS at the IGINTE 2016 conference recently at Princess Margaret Secondary School in Surrey. They said it was an amazingly rewarding experience to talk to the students about the work PICS does and the importance of social work.
Extremely happy with the level of care her mother received at PICS Assisted Living, Shelina Mawani and Naseem Dhanji sisters and owners of Nana’s Kitchen and Hot Sauces ltd recently donated $5,000 to PICS Diversity Village.
Join us for a night of elegance at PICS’ annual fundraiser. Enjoy a cocktail reception, fine dining and dancing, entertainment, unique silent and live auctions, and an opportunity to learn more about how you can support PICS Diversity Village. Defence Minister Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan will be the key note speaker for the evening!
PICS hosted an appreciation luncheon for all who donated generously to PICS Harmony House last year. The event was organized by Sadia Sameeullah, PICS Harmony House coordinator and certificates of appreciation given were out by CEO Mr. Charan Gill. PICS thanks all Individuals and organizations including school children who donated generously to Harmony House last year. Your donations and the effort you put into it, truly means a lot!
Better at Home (Surrey-Whalley)’s group social initiative for isolated South Asian Women called Humjoli organized a New Year’s and Lohri celebration this week. The event organized at Taj Park Banquet Hall was attended by over 100 women and guests of honor were MP Sukh Dhaliwal and MLA Sue Hammell.
PICS Entreprenuership Program has 8 new graduates who are all ready to set the marketplace ablaze with their cool business ideas. From decluttering services to creating social media platforms to export and import of handicrafts, these young individuals are rearing to go.
Vancity Newton Community Branch has made generous donations of gift hampers and a $500.00 cheque for women and their children living at Harmony House, a 2nd stage transition home run by PICS. Sadia Sameeullah, coordinator for Harmony House and Shruti Prakash-Joshi, Communications Officer at PICS received the gift hampers on behalf of PICS from Jodh Dhaliwal, Director Indo-Canadian Affairs; Julie Dickie, Assistant Branch Manager, Newton Comunity Branch and other team members.
Age they say is just a number, but it becomes only a mere number when the emotional, physical and mental wellbeing of our seniors is taken care of. Age becomes only a number when our seniors are secure in the knowledge that their needs are being taken care of. 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.