PLS grew out of the Office for Cross-Cultural Care and Diversity (OCCC). The OCCC provided culturally and linguistically appropriate services at BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre.
In 2003, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) created PLS so all PHSA agencies and other B.C. health care organizations could benefit from these specialized language services.
More Than Health Care
Since 2003, PLS has evolved into a well respected province-wide service that goes beyond health care. We provide services to transportation, employment and social services, and other sectors.