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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. 

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PIRS supports immigrant and refugee women and children who may have experienced trauma. We use a trauma-informed approach in all our programs. By creating control, connection and meaning, newcomers flourish.

PIRS Education and Training Manager offers training for education, settlement and health workers. We’ve created three curriculum publications with practical strategies, resources and ideas. Contact us to find out more about resources and training at

Trauma-Informed EAL: 
PIRS Teacher’s Guide to Trauma-Informed English as an Additional Language
Newcomer Women’s Health Resource: 
New Strategies for Women Learning English for Better Health
Community Based Training Guide: 
A Trauma-Informed Approach