Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) honored to accept in-kind donations in the amount of nearly $100,000 from IKEA Canada.

Surrey, BC- On May 26, 2020, Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) was honored to accept in-kind donations in the amount of nearly $100,000 from IKEA Canada.  This initiative is part of IKEA’s commitment to provide approximately $2.3M in product and supply donations to support local communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  These products will…

New Horizons for Seniors Program projects can now be used for COVID-19 support

During the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors may feel lonely, scared and disconnected from their loved ones and their communities. They need new kinds of support in these difficult times. Today, the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, announced flexibility for organizations under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) to use funding previously received through the…

Working during the Pandemic

In mid-March, as we started to receive news of reports from China and Europe, COVID 19 began to be a worry for us as with everyone around the world. With confusing and varying counts of the situation and how it may grip the world, we were uncertain of the risks involved, which was indeed scary.…

Minister Schulte announces investments of over $9 million for seniors across British Columbia at PICS

On March 2, 2020, the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, visited PICS to officially announce the Surrey Intercultural Seniors Social Inclusion Partnership (SISSIP) Network project as well as funding for over $9 million of investments in seniors in British Columbia through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). The event was attended by over…

Seeking Seniors Inputs

On Feb. 13, 2020 PICS conducted a seniors focus group at our Independent Living Centre as part of our needs assessment to gather ideas for sub-projects to support intercultural connection of seniors in Surrey. The group was composed of various seniors from different cultural backgrounds including some who couldn’t speak English and others who had…

The SISSIP Network has its Founding Meeting

On October 22, 2019, Satbir Cheema the CEO of the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) welcomed representatives from the City of  Surrey and four other community based agencies to the founding meeting of the Surrey Intercultural Seniors Social Inclusion Network. The Network funded under the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, is…