The Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS) is a non-profit organization founded in November 1989 by three former refugees. VIRCS helps immigrants, refugees, new Canadian citizens, and visible minorities 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, VIRCS 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. VIRCS Administrative team coordinates agency and community resources to ensure programs have adequate and reliable staffing and services that operate according to our mandate and within the guidelines of our policies, governance and funding guidelines. We support our clients by ensuring VIRCS remains a friendly and safe home for newcomers seeking assistance, solace and fun. In order to do all that, we need on-going financial supports from the community. Funders and Partners The Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society is a registered charitable non-profit society. Financial support for our services is provided by the federal and provincial governments, foundations, fundraising events, corporate sponsors, and private donations. If you are interested in sponsoring our events or services, please contact Asuka Hiral, Director of Settlement Services, at (250)361-9433 ext. 240, or email Special thanks to our current sponsors: