Who We Are

PIRS is more than just an immigrant and refugee services agency. We are a supportive community dedicated to empowering women to rise out of isolation and integrate into life in Canada. Our services are low-barrier, culturally relevant, and trauma-informed.

About PIRS

Our Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan

We envision a society that honours the strengths of diverse women and empowers their contributions, and work with compassion, empathy, accountability and courage to achieve it.

Our Approach

We use an intersectional, integrated and trauma-informed approach to supporting newcomer women by addressing their identified needs and working with them to learn and address their unexpressed needs.

PIRS Land Acknowledgement and Commitment to Decolonization

As we support newcomers in building a life in Canada, we are committed to working in solidarity and collaboration with Indigenous communities and to learning from their wisdom and knowledge.

Our Impact

Our low-barrier trauma-informed programs and services support over 1000 immigrant and refugee women and children each year.

Our History

We are proud to have served our community for almost 50 years and are thankful for the women who put their trust in us, and the community members who make our ongoing work possible.

Recognition and Awards

We are grateful for the recognition we received over the years, that is a testament to the tireless work and dedication of PIRS staff, volunteers, Board Members and all our supporters.

Our Community

Who We Serve

We support immigrant and refugee women and their young children with any immigration status and English proficiency level.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a dynamic group of powerful and caring women responsible for making high-level leadership decisions in the best interest of the Society.

Our Team

Our caring, resourceful and dedicated team is here to support you to build a vibrant and fulfilling life in Canada.

Our Partners

We are grateful to our partners for facilitating our work, welcoming our participants, and creating networks and community connections for newcomer women.

Our Funders

The support of our funders is vital to the success of the immigrant and refugee women and children who access our services.

Reports & Financials

Annual Reports

Learn more about our work and see our mission in action by reading our latest Annual Reports.