Pacific Community Resources Society
Michelle Shaw
Director of Youth & Addiction Services


Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) provides a wide range of services to support children, youth, adults and families, including specialized Newcomer Youth Services. PCRS’s Moving Ahead Program for Youth (Citizenship and Immigration Canada funded) and the Youth Powered – Lens on Life Program (Community Action Initiative funded) are both programs delivered in partnership with DiverseCity.  PCRS provides support in first language to vulnerable newcomer youth in Arabic, Somali, Punjabi, Hindi, and English with a culturally sensitive approach. Our Newcomer Youth Services are a collaborative, case-managed service model for the delivery of comprehensive, holistic and client-centred programming which provides support to vulnerable newcomers. Services include 1-1 case management, social and emotional support, workshops, supported access to services, community connections, out-trips and cultural celebrations.

PCRS finds great value in being involved with Surrey LIP as we believe it important for service providers to work collaboratively in addressing the needs of this community. Collectively we bear witness to the various barriers newcomers face in settling into their new communities. As an agency we strive to provide quality services to newcomers, to advocate on their behalf, to address their struggles integrating into society and to empower newcomer youth to be equal contributors in their community.