Devinder Chattha, M.A., M.Ed., TESOL
Devinder Chattha, M.A., M.Ed., TESOLDirector, Language Studies, Settlement & Social Programs
Currently Director of Language Studies, Settlement Services and Social Programs for newcomers to Canada with PICS since 1995, Devinder Chattha got her post graduate degree in Masters in English Literature from Punjab University and the Masters in Education specializing in Leadership & Curriculum Design from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.  Devinder completed her B.A. with honours in Political Science. Prior to her position with PICS, Devinder taught English as a Second language at Thompson Rivers University and Douglas College, and was also a teacher on-call with the Merritt School District. Currently she sits on the board for AMSSA (Affiliation of Multicultural Settlement Societies Association) and ELSA (English Language Services for Adults) Net, and has served on various committees including City of Surrey’s Social Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC), the Surrey Women’s Committee, Surrey Homelessness Task Force and the Surrey/Delta Intercultural Council.

As Director at PICS Society, Devinder has experience of overseeing program management, administration, marketing, public relations, recruiting, planning and development of new programs, and management of human and financial resources. She has experience of writing winning proposals to get program funding from Federal, Provincial and local Governments. Devinder is responsible for coordinating of services, resolving program delivery issues, building and maintaining community partnerships with government and community organizations, service providers, training institutions, culturally diverse groups and stakeholders.

Jagtar Dhaliwal, B.A., CDP, Life Skills Counselling & Coaching Diploma
Jagtar Dhaliwal, B.A., CDP, Life Skills Counselling & Coaching DiplomaDirector of Community Engagement and Employment Services
Jagtar Dhaliwal is a man of action having more than 10 years of experience in Employment Programs, including employment counseling, case management, workshop facilitation, job development, job mentoring and program management. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in English, Political Science and History from the Punjab University Chandigarh.
When he is not advising or counselling prospective people on how to be job ready in this volatile labour market, he is lending a hand to whoever needs help. He sincerely believes that his purpose in life is to be useful to others. Interestingly, his first stint with PICS was back in 2001 when he joined the organization as a counsellor after completing his Life Skills, counselling and coaching Diploma. Jagtar also has many years of experience in land development which has always fascinated him. He has done extremely well for himself as a motel developer. Jagtar’s efforts to help people in his community and his positive go getter attitude has earned him a Businessman of the Year from Arkansas State in the US. In addition, in 2014 he was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.
Inderjeet Hundal, B.A.
Inderjeet Hundal, B.A.Director, Senior Housing
Inderjeet Hundal has completed a Bachelor of Arts and also completed training in negotiation and dispute resolution. He has contributed to seniors’ welfare, has been a long-time advocate for cross cultural understanding in our community and a long standing voice for a more tolerant and fair society. He is a founding member of the Collingwood Neighbourhood House where a range of programs and activities are offered. As its founding member, Inderjeet ensured that integration, fairness, cooperation and mutual respect are some of the values central to its programs. In 1993 he was appointed to the Workers’ Compensation Review Board (WCRB), a milestone itself, since he was the first South Asian appointed to this Board. In 2002 Inderjeet was appointed as a Vice-Chair of the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) of BC where he made precedent setting decisions that are still in effect today. In 2006, Inderjeet joined PICS Society, and serves as the Director of Seniors’ Care Facilities. On November 18, 2012, Inderjeet was recognized for his outstanding community service and tireless dedication to the Province of British Columbia and was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Raj Hundal, BA, LLB, CCDP
Raj Hundal, BA, LLB, CCDPDirector of Employment Programs (WorkBC) and Planning WorkBC Employment Services Centre
Raj Hundal has more than 10 years of experience in Employment Programs, including employment counselling, case management, workshop facilitation, job development and program management. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, a Law Degree from the United Kingdom and holds the designation of Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP). He has worked with diverse client groups including newcomers to Canada, persons with disabilities and youth. In addition, he is experienced in public relations, communications and marketing. He has previously worked at the City of Vancouver, Provincial government and the Government of Canada. He is now Director of Employment Programs (WorkBC) and Planning and Manager, Immigrant Satellite Office – WorkBC Employment Services Centre, Vancouver South. In addition, Raj is a part-time Career Development Professional program Instructor at Langara College, teaching “Work Search Skills and Employment Development.”