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Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) is a community-based, non-profit organization serving immigrant and refugee women and their young children since 1975. We reach out to barriered and vulnerable immigrants and refugees with programs designed to help women progress and contribute in the Canadian society. 

Learn More About Us  |  PIRS Program Schedule Spring 2018  |  Current job opportunities


How does the media report on refugees and immigration? The Discourse Media wanted to go deeper. They partnered with PIRS and Options Community Services.

In June 2018, they met with a group of refugees and asylum seekers to take a closer look. How are refugees covered in the media? What’s missing when the media covers these stories? How can refugees talk to the media, so their real story comes out?

The result is a tool kit for refugees and journalists. To find out more, click here.

Join us for our 2018 Scotiabank’s Charity Challenge! This is a great community event that brings together our staff, Board Members, volunteers, and program participants. Register here to walk or run together:

The early bird rate applies to your registration. Select 5K or Half Marathon and be sure to choose: Pacific Immigrant Resources Society. Check that your charity code (see below) is applied before final payment.

PIRS charity codes:
5K code: 18PIRS5K
Half marathon code: 18PIRS21K

Photo from our 2017 Scotiabank Charity Challenge