Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) is a non-profit, community-based organization that has been providing services for immigrant women and their young children in Vancouver since 1975.
We have helped thousands of women from all around the world to gain the knowledge, skills, confidence and friendships they need to feel at home in Canada, and to participate more actively in their community.
PIRS provides a number of programs that support immigrant women and their young children in learning and practicing English, making new friends, gaining self-confidence, understanding their Canadian society, and in exploring and celebrating our Canadian diversity.
PIRS provides two program models: ESL for women with a childcare/preschool component; and women’s development programs in English, for women with intermediate English skills. Our program models provide women with awareness and key facts about their community, elements that are necessary to achieve the community involvement and integration that our participants aspire to.