Newcomers, immigrants, and refugees in the Sooke region are invited to drop in and connect with the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre (VIRCS) for information and resources. Each Wednesday, VIRCS will be set up in the Sooke library; all are welcome to come in and see what they have to offer!
The Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS) is a non-profit organization founded in November 1989 by three former refugees. The centre helps immigrants, refugees and new Canadian citizens, settle and adapt into new lives in Greater Victoria.
The multicultural staff annually serve an average of 3,000 clients from all over the world. VIRCS provides a wide range of services to its target group, assisting them with everything from settling in Victoria to finding a job.
Over the years, the centre has developed positive relationships with other organizations, service providers, the local business community, and the community at large. VIRCS gratefully acknowledges the funding support of the federal and provincial governments.