Growing with Canada
Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services was incorporated on February 3, 1993 as a result of a merger between two agencies: Polish Immigrant Aid Services (founded in 1973) and Polish Canadian Community Services (founded in 1982). Amalgamation was completed in January 1994 with the purpose of providing a broader range of services while avoiding duplication. On August 27, 2000 the organization name was changed to Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services to better reflect local communities served by the organization.
1973 History of serving immigrants begins when Polish Immigrant Aid Services offered assistance to refugees from Poland
1982 A second agency was formed to assist Polish speaking communities under the name of Polish Canadian Community Services
1993 The two agencies serving the Polish immigrant community merged under the name of Polish Immigrant and Community Services
2000 Agency name was changed to Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services to better reflect the services provided to the many different language and cultural groups being served
2009 The agency was registered as a charity and obtained charitable status
2014 A dynamic not-for-profit community based charitable organization serving individuals and communities
2016 A new Peel-Halton Integrated Services Reception Centre was opened to provide immediate and essential services to government assisted refugees.