Child Care Training

Pop-Up Child Care is operated on a cost-recovery basis. Any profit made is re-invested in training immigrant and refugee women through Pathways to Childcare Careers program.

Through the Pathways to Childcare Careers Program, newcomer women gain child care training with a trauma-informed approach. Participants receive Responsible Adult, Food Safe, and First Aid certifications, and develop advanced English and pre-employment skills.


  • 71 graduates trained since program inception
  • Among the 2022-23 graduates, 41% are working on-call and 4 got hired by PIRS
  • Ongoing industry partnerships with Burnaby/Kiwassa/Kitsilano Neighborhood Houses, YWCA Metro Vancouver, ISS of BC, Cameray, and other non-profit organizations support this social project.
Caregiver Reading
Pop Up Childcare Outcomes
Caregiver With Happy Child


“I just want to say thank you. It’s an unforgettable program. I never had a class so lovely. We all cared about each other. All the teachers, instructors, and workers were very helpful.”

Program Participant