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Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society
Lilly Dhadral - Director

Lily Dhadral

Director of Youth & Community Initiatives

Lily Dhadral brings a wealth of knowledge with over 15 years of experience in Project Management in the corporate sector and non-profit sector. Her job involves complex and diverse operation and administrative duties, including program management, employment counselling, case management, workshop facilitation, job development and. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from India and graduated from the Career Development Practitioner Program at SFU.

Her dedication is to provide quality programming through various employment and community projects, by focusing on an individual’s strengths and developing better processes to improve their employment and educational needs. Taking a holistic approach and working with the individual’s aspirations lead to positive and effective outcomes. She has experience working with a diverse clientele from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, including new immigrants, refugee or protected clients, persons with disabilities, youth with multiple barriers, and clients at risk or experiencing homelessness.

Lily is the driving force behind the PICS Mega Job Fair, a premier event held biannually that connects job seekers with over 100 exhibitors, offering countless employment opportunities. Additionally, she leads and organizes critical community events addressing various issues, such as drug and gang-related problems, racial discrimination, disability employment, and organ donation awareness. Some of the community events that she leads:

  • PICS REACH Car Rally & Walk for Drug and Gang Free Communities.
  • DEAM – Finding the Ability in Disability – An Employment Forum
  • Adopt-A-Street
  • PICS – The Gift of Life – BC Transplant Organ Donation Campaign
  • Youth Forum for International Students
  • PICS Family Circle
  • Community Youth Event – Active August
  • International Students support program

As an innovative and empathetic leader, she inspires her team to generate new ideas and collaborate towards a shared vision. Her optimism, persuasiveness, and drive, coupled with her personal experiences as an immigrant and job seeker, fuel her dedication to helping others succeed. Her skills encompass management, media relations, marketing, and creative idealization, making her a poised and graceful leader who motivates her team daily. Her extensive experience, dedication to community service, advocacy for women, and leadership qualities have profoundly impacted the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society and the communities it serves.

Lily has been recognized by Vancouver Canucks and joined their home opening game as a Community Hero in 2022. She has also been a face for Canadian Blood Services and BC Transplant’s “Leave Well” national-level campaign. She was recognized among the top 15 Elite Women making the Impossible, possible by Drishti Magazine in 2023. She participated as a panelist in University Canada West’s International Women’s Day Event 2022 and Guest Speaker for Career Development Practitioner Program with Simon Fraser University multiple times to share her journey in social services. As a role model for women in business, Lily sets positive examples for other women to follow.