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Empowering Stories: Women Building Bridges to Belonging – 30 May 2017

Join us and our host, Bal Brach for an inspiring evening of storytelling about belonging. Tickets include dinner at the New India Buffet and a charitable donation to support PIRS programs. Tickets start at $50 ($20 covers the cost of dinner and the rest is a donation that will be receipted.) Donations of $60, $75 & $100 will be greatly appreciated. <more>

Scotiabank Charity Challenge run 2017

Will you join the PIRS team?  Fundraise as a #WomenLeadTheWay runner or walker AND make a huge difference. All fitness levels are welcome!  A family walk, an easy jog or competitive run, it is your choice. You can help us reach our 2017 goal to raise $5,000 for essential support and training for women like Annabelle and her children.

Make a difference this June 25 with PIRS! Run, walk, stroll, fundraise and donate to the PIRS #WomenLeadTheWay team.

Thank you to the 21 walkers and runners who participated in our first ever Scotiabank Charity Challenge! Together we raised $5,800.  Special thanks to our top fundraiser, Feneda Au Young.  <more>


For more information on how to register: Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K

PIRS 40th Anniversary

PIRS celebrated its 40th Anniversary at Hycroft Manor on November 9, 2015. Our celebration was attended by founders, staff and community supporters in Hycroft’s gracious reception rooms.


Mary Affleck Award

In 2016 we were very pleased to present the Mary Affleck Award to Suad Altaie in memory of Mary. The recipient demonstrates the qualities and commitment that we admired in Mary. The award was established in 1994 with a generous donation from the Affleck family. Mary’s spirit lives on. <more>


Bright Lights Awards

PIRS Bright Lights Awards is created to identify and honour women who have come and become an inspirational leaders in their adoptive home, Canada. They have encouraged others through their social, personal and professional contributions in eliminating some barriers in their own community and their community at large. <more>