Who We Serve

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PIRS welcomes all immigrant and refugee women and their young children, regardless of immigration status or English proficiency.

Last year, PIRS served 942 women and 374 children across 22 programs. The majority of our participants were racialized, coming from 42 countries of origin and speaking 23 different languages. 73% came to Canada as refugees.

We assist our program participants to break through language barriers, access information, meet material needs, and overcome social isolation. Our services are low-barrier, culturally relevant, and trauma-informed.


Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

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Women and children served

Since 1975, PIRS served 17,716 women and 9,116 children and counting.

Newcomer Support

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Women trained

84 women completed training programs in 2023 to become more effective leaders in their communities.

Women Leadership & Training

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Food hampers distributed

448 people continue to be served weekly through the emergency Food Hub.

Social Innovation & System Change

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We need donors like you to help newcomer women and their children thrive in Canada.