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La Sociedad del Centro de Inmigrantes y Refugiados de Victoria (VIRCS) es una organización sin fines de lucro fundada en noviembre de 1989 por tres ex refugiados. VIRCS ayuda a inmigrantes, refugiados y nuevos ciudadanos canadienses a establecerse y adaptarse a sus nuevas vidas en la región de Greater Victoria.


El personal multicultural atiende anualmente a más de 3000 inmigrantes, refugiados, nuevos ciudadanos canadienses y minorías visibles. VIRCS proporciona una amplia gama de servicios holísticos.


A lo largo de los años, VIRCS ha desarrollado relaciones positivas con otras organizaciones, proveedores de servicios, la comunidad empresarial local y la comunidad en general. VIRCS agradece el apoyo financiero de los gobiernos federal y provincial.

Our Vision

Empowered newcomers flourishing in their communities with a sense of belonging

Our Mission

Assist immigrants and refugees in settling and integrating through comprehensive services for their evolving needs.

Our Values

Fairness. Inclusion. Trustworthiness. Commitment. Respect. Dignity.

Our Governance

VIRCS is registered as a Society under the BC Societies Act, and we belong to the Not-For-Profit. We also operate as a registered charity under Canada Revenue Agency regulations. 

We are an independent and democratic organization responding to the community needs represented in our Mandate and governed by an honorary Board of Directors.

We are proud to have a Board of Directors that represents the diversity of backgrounds of our clientele and staff.  


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January 17, 2024

As a multi-ethnic, organization that reflects a global diaspora of immigrants, refugees and new Canadians, and the provincial lead of the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network, the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS) stands in solidarity with Palestine, and Palestinians and firmly condemns the ongoing Israeli air strikes and blockades which have killed, displaced, and scattered tens of thousands of Palestinians. We condemn any kind of hatred, abuse or harmful sentiments towards Arab, Muslim, and Jewish communities which have increased since the beginning of October. We stand united with millions, including those within our communities, in BC, in Canada and worldwide, calling for a permanent ceasefire and bringing an end to the suffering of Palestinians. We acknowledge that currently over 30 conflicts are occurring worldwide. We affirm our support, service, and care for those impacted most by these global conflicts. We will continue to empower our staff, our clients, and the international community in Victoria to ensure the care, health, and well-being of all global citizens. We call on Settlement Agencies and community organizations that provide services to those impacted by trauma and those who have close ties to Palestine, to issue their own statements of support, and Calls to Action for their clients, staff, and communities.

VIRCS Board of Directors

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