Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) was founded in 1975 by a number of visionary and committed women.


Our mission is to empower immigrant and refugee women and children to fully participate in Canadian life through neighborhood-based programs.

PIRS provides settlement and integration services to immigrant and refugee women. We believe it is important to invest in diversity through English Language, Early Childhood Development and Parenting and Women Development Programs.

We enable immigrant women and mothers to advance their education while their children, aged 18 months to 5 years old, also develop the language and social skills needed for success in the Canadian school system.

PIRS reaches out to the most barriered and vulnerable immigrant and refugee women. We support them to ensure a successful transition into life in Canada.

We put volunteerism at the core of all we do. By engaging new and native-born Canadians with opportunities to contribute to society, we enhance both cultural integration and cultural understanding.

We welcome the world to visit and review our work to see its value and effectiveness. We are committed to working in collaboration with our partners, knowing that we are stronger together in providing transformative services to immigrants and refugees.

Pacific Immigrant Resources Society