BC Settlement and Integration Services (BCSIS) Program offers settlement and integration services to eligible clients in the city of Surrey and North Delta to support the social and economic integration of newcomers to the province who are not eligible for federal settlement services and face unique barriers and challenges to integration that necessitate settlement supports.
This program offers settlement and integration services to IRCC eligible clients in the city of Surrey, North Delta and White Rock with the overall goal to ensure that the settlement and integration needs of newcomers and refugees are met in order to enhance their social and economic integration.
PICS aims to provide newcomer women of all ages, residing in different communities of Surrey, an opportunity to learn about Canadian arts and culture in order to assist them in integration. PICS will also provide activities that encourage women to express their ethnic culture and art.
Syrian refugee women in the Lower Mainland experience numerous barriers and challenges to wellbeing and belonging. In engaging with them, PICS has witnessed their vulnerability and the complex hardships they experience including bullying, cruelty and discrimination.
Through this project, PICS is supporting Youth with Mental Health Support and clinical counseling during pandemic of COVID-19. The issues resulted from the onset of pandemic of COVID-19 has left youth with no social communication and no connection with peers, school or community.
PICS delivers this program, Pathways to Safety, to provide information in clients’ native language so they understand the severity of COVID-19 and adopt safety measures to stay safe and healthy. We see the need to avail to all its clients written information about the virus and the new government rules and regulations in their language, mainly Punjabi, Urdu and Arabic.