Surrey: Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, Dr. Kellie Leitch visited the head offices of Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society and toured Harmony House, a second stage transition home run by the organization in Surrey this morning.
She was accompanied by Harpreet Singh, Conservative candidate for Surrey-Newton.
During her remarks she said the Conservative government was passionate about ensuring that women in Canada enjoy a safe, violence free life; have ample opportunities to be economically secure and get more involved in leadership roles. “We also have to make sure that women are aware of what services and programs we provide and therefore we are constantly partnering with service providers and agencies through which government funded programs are delivered,” she said adding that one of her top priorities as Minister of Status of Women is to also to encourage women entrepreneurs in the country.
At Harmony House, the Minister was apprised of the great need that exists in the community for culturally sensitive transition homes where ethnic women battling relationship abuse are able to rebuild their lives in a safe and productive manner.
The Minister applauded the efforts of PICS and especially of CEO Mr. Charan Gill about the stellar work that PICS continues to do in providing services to the community.