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Annual General Meeting 2020

November 10, 2020

A wise woman introduced us to the idea of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity). In a time of VUCA, it is important to focus on what matters most.

• A clear VISION and VALUES to guide our actions
• UNDERSTANDING the interconnections and intersections
• COMPASSION and CONNECTION to build the world we want
• AGILITY to adapt and learn from our mistakes

The pandemic is exposing inequities in our society. Racialized women, many of them newcomers to Canada, are disproportionately affected by COVID19. These are the women PIRS serves and PIRS workers are among the women most affected. The time has come to do something. PIRS’ vision is to work towards a society that values the contributions of immigrant women and their families.

Thank you all who joined us last night in our Annual General Meeting. If you’d like to read our detailed report to find out about the challenges PIRS faced in this past year and the creative ways we used to overcome them to serve 1968 participants, click here: https://pirs.bc.ca/…/2020/11/Annual-Report-2019-2020.pdf

Our mission is to empower immigrant women to participate in community life. And we value diversity, respect, reaching out to the most vulnerable, volunteerism, accountability, and collaboration. We have weathered 45 years. With your support, PIRS will weather another 45. 

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