Our Programs

PIRS programs help immigrant and refugee women and children:

  • Become active participants in Canadian society
  • Learn about their communities and themselves
  • Build a strong foundation for success
Our programs

Get support

One-on-One Support

All English Levels / In-person, online, and other

Ukrainian Women’s Employment Support Circle

Employment support group for Ukrainian women to connect and focus on employment, resources and wellbeing. Facilitated in Ukrainian.

Educational Bursary Program

PIRS bursaries help participants fund courses to upgrade their skills for work.

Adapt to life in Canada

Kids Have Stress Too

All English Levels / In-person or online For parents and children (ages 3-8)

Nobody’s Perfect

All English Levels / In-person or online For parents and children (ages 0-5)

My Tween and Me

All English Levels / Online For parents and children (ages 6-13)

Parent-Child Mother Goose

All English Levels / In-person or online For parents and children (ages 0-18 months)

Healthy Together

All English Levels / In-person or online For parents and children (ages 3-5)

Food Skills for Families

All English Levels / In-person For parents and children (ages 18 months-5 years)

Learn English

Community English Classes for Women

Beginner English / In-person and online

Moving Forward

Lower Intermediate English / In-person

Get training and build leadership

Leadership Expansion And Development (LEAD)

Intermediate English / In-person or online

Building Bridges

Higher Intermediate English / Online

Childcare Leadership Group (CLG)

Higher Intermediate English / In-person and online

Immigrant Women Advisory Committee (IWAC)

Higher Intermediate English / In-person and online

Pathways to Childcare Careers

Intermediate English / In-person and online

Early Childhood Education Assistant Training

Higher Intermediate English / In-person