Programs For Senior Citizens

Programs for Seniors


The Surrey Intercultural Seniors Social Inclusion Partnership (SISSIP) Network Project, is a Collective Impact Initiative designed to address systemic barriers to social inclusion of seniors ( 55+) and to make Surrey a more interculturally inclusive and engaged community.

Seniors on the Go

Seniors on the Go is an initiative under the Surrey Intercultural Seniors Social Inclusion Partnership (SISSIP) Network project. This program is specifically designed to promote social inclusion, interculturalism, and skills development among seniors aged 55 and above residing in Surrey.

Digital Skills for Seniors

The Digital Skills for Seniors program aims to support seniors (55+) to Age Well at Home (AWAH) by providing them with digital literacy skills. These skills will equip seniors to access resources available to them in their communities through digital platforms and will enhance their quality of life by improving their social connections.

Better @ Home

Better at Home is a program designed to help seniors live in their own homes by providing non-medical support services delivered by local non-profit organizations, such as Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society. Better at Home is a province-wide program, managed by United Way of the Lower Mainland through funding received from the Government of British Columbia.

Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loans Program

FCR Program is funded by Government of Canada that helps Internationally Trained Professionals to get back into their professional field or alternative related career field.

Career Paths

PICS Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Program provides customized services for up to 24 months for newcomers to BC who have work experience in Corporate / Retail & Wholesale / Hospitality / Insurance, Real Estate & Financial Brokerage sector to obtain a management level of employment in their specialized occupation.

Employment Options for 55+

This Program offer free job support to older workers who are 55 years of age or above. Workshops, training, and one-on-one assistance with job searches and self-employment are all included.

English for the Workplace

English Conversation Circle Program provides Free English classes for newcomers, citizens, refugee claimants and work permit holders. Participants learn about the Canadian work culture such as resume writing, cover letter, job search, interview skills and work expectations.

Financial Literacy

For over 75 years, Vancity has been working to build a clean and fair world where members and communities can thrive. That means addressing systemic barriers to ensure access to financial services and financial literacy for all. In partnership with PICS and equipped with courses and tools developed by our financial experts, PICS is delivering culturally relevant workshops to our communities. We believe the community-based model for learning will create meaningful and safe programs that speak to the unique needs of different groups.

Intercultural In-Home Support Pilot Project (IISPP)

Intercultural In-Home Support Pilot Project is an initiative aimed at assisting senior adults in managing everyday activities, tailored to promote their ability to age well at home.

Seniors Care Facility (Assisted Living, Independent Living)

Assisted Living facility provides a special combination of residential housing, personalized supportive services and health care maximizing independence of our residents. This is a unique facility which provides 24 hours care to seniors residing here and staff assist them with all activities including personal care, nursing care, emotional and psychological support and other activities of daily living.

Adult day program

PICS Seniors Adult Day Program is designed for South Asian Seniors who are living at home and being cared for by their loved ones. Our Seniors Adult Day Care Program offers daily structured programs in a community setting with activities and health-related services to elderly meeting their physical, emotional and social needs in a supportive environment.

IRCC Settlement & Integration Program

The Settlement Program works with the eligible immigrant population to address the transitional issues faced by them and assists them overcome the barriers arising out of lack of necessary skills and/or limited knowledge about Canada. The program aims at ensuring adequate participation by the immigrants in social, cultural, civic and economic life in Canada.

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

We offer culturally sensitive training, which includes relevant information and orientation, as well as one- on-one advice in the process of starting your own business in Canada.

Employment & Settlement Support for People with Disabilities

The PICS Settlement Department provides customized and individualized job search-related support for immigrants with disabilities. It aims to assist eligible clients to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment by overcoming barriers and challenges when entering the Canadian labor market.

Intercultural Digital Hospitality Skills Accelerator Training Program

The program provides foundational and functional digital skills to individuals seeking employment opportunities or transitioning to employment in digital hospitality industry. This program is for anyone who is 19 years and plus and open for all categories which means anyone can join and open for PR, Canadian citizen, refugee protected, open work permit or on valid study visa. Classes will be online and course is for 9 weeks which includes employment support.

PICS Family Circle

The PICS Family Circle is a heartwarming initiative aimed at bridging the gap between generations by pairing elderly individuals with families or individuals in the community who are willing to visit and spend quality time with them. We believe in making our seniors’ aging journey easier and more joyful by connecting them with caring volunteers like you.

PICS Income Tax Clininc

Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), PICS host free tax clinic where volunteers complete tax returns for people with a modest income and a simple tax situation.

Skills for Success Survey Project

Skills for Success are the foundational skills we use in working, learning, and daily life. They help us adapt to change, learn other new skills, and thrive in daily life. They help us to get a job, progress at our current job or change jobs.

Intercultural Skills for Success Training Project (ISST)

Discover your potential with PICS Intercultural Skills for Success Training Project, a transformative initiative designed to empower Canadians who are looking for work or higher education

Foreign Credentials Recognition (FCR) for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHP)

The Canadian Federal Government-funded Foreign Credentials Recognition (FCR) for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHP) program is dedicated to facilitating the seamless integration of newcomers into the healthcare sector.