Charan Gill

Surrey, British Columbia

Charan Gill’s dream and vision is to make the community a better place to live, work and raise a family. Charan established the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society, known as PICS, a multicultural organization that serves thousands of South Asian immigrants, newcomers, farm workers, and homeless persons. Under his leadership, PICS offers programs and services such as job mentoring, youth programs, settlement services, drug and alcohol counseling, and ESL training. Among his many projects, Charan developed a groundbreaking multicultural seniors housing facility. His nominator writes…“Charan is a man who is known for doing more for his community in one single day than most will do in an entire lifetime.”


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