The Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society announced their plans to build a culturally sensitive extended care facility. PICS purchased 3.5 acres of land in Cloverdale for the future facility.
Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism attended the announcement on July 19 and brought greetings from the Prime Minister of Canada.
“The government of Canada congratulates PICS for doing such a wonderful project,” Kenney said. “It’s not only for multicultural seniors, but it is a humanitarian service for the whole of Canada.”
The minister discussed community issues presented by PICS Society Board of Directors, and stated, “we will certainly support the culturally-sensitive project started by PICS.”
PICS’ CEO, Mr. Charan Gill thanked Hon. Kenney for his support and for listening to the issues presented by the Board. “We are pleased to inform everyone that the federal, provincial and local municipal support is there,” said Mr. Gill. “We believe the project will materialize soon and will be a great success. This project will ease pressure from Surrey Memorial Hospital and other hospitals around the Lower Mainland by providing this cultural appropriate service - a first of its kind in B.C.”