• Caring for Community at Christmas

    Caring for Community at Christmas

    With your help, we can create magic at Christmas for our residents in-need.


    SOS 50th Anniversary

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  • Celebrating 50 years of Community.

    Celebrating 50 years of Community

    Providing vital community programs and services to local residents since 1968.

    SOS 50th Anniversary

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  • What will your next treasure be?

    What will your next treasure be?

    18,000 ft² of bargains. Your donations and purchases help make our community programs possible.

    SOS 50th Anniversary

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  • Programs for Children, Youth, Adults & Seniors

    Programs for Children, Youth, Adults & Seniors

    Offering 30 community programs and services for residents throughout the Oceanside area.

    SOS 50th Anniversary

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  • Helping our residents lead healthy, vibrant lives

    Helping our residents lead healthy, vibrant lives

    Whether you’re participating in a free program or volunteering your time, you’re sure to enjoy yourself.

    SOS 50th Anniversary

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Our vision is that all individuals and families in our community
have the opportunity to live independent, healthy and productive lives.

Our vision is that all individuals and families in our community
have the opportunity to live independent, healthy and productive lives.

Our vision is that all individuals and families in our community
have the opportunity to live independent, healthy and productive lives.

SOS Children & Family Programs

SOS Children & Family Programs

The SOS Community Services Centres are gathering places for the community. Our Child, Youth & Family programming provides a supportive and nurturing environment for children, youth and their families in District 69. We offer a variety of programs, support and services (free of charge) and also provide referrals to other services available in our community.

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SOS Thrift Shop in Parksville

SOS Thrift Shop in Parksville

The SOS Thrift Shop is an excellent place for the bargain hunter in all of us! Inside you’ll find 18,000 sq. feet of merchandise donated by the community. All of the net revenue generated from Thrift Shop sales goes directly to SOS programs, initiatives and outreach to benefit our residents and strengthen our community.

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Support SOS. Volunteer. Donate.

Support SOS. Volunteer. Donate.

SOS programs and services are supported by over 350 volunteers, and SOS could not run our vital community programs without them. Over 80% of SOS funding comes from the SOS Thrift Shop, so support in the form of donations and purchases are critical. SOS is also funded by community donations, estate bequests, and fundraising activities.

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SOS Adult & Senior Programs

SOS Adult & Senior Programs

SOS offers programs throughout the year, to help adults in the community lead healthy and vibrant lives. We can help adults and seniors manage life’s challenges, connect with others, attend outings and educational events, and access services in time of need. We also provide referrals to other services available in the community.

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Upcoming Events

12Dec
Wed Dec 12 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Seniors Connecting Parksville
12Dec
Wed Dec 12 @ 3:30PM - 05:30PM
After School Education Assistance
13Dec
Thu Dec 13 @ 3:30PM - 05:30PM
After School Education Assistance
13Dec
Thu Dec 13 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Men's Personal Growth
17Dec
Mon Dec 17 @ 3:30PM - 05:30PM
After School Education Assistance
18Dec
Tue Dec 18 @ 3:30PM - 05:30PM
After School Education Assistance

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Community Services Centre

245 West Hirst Avenue, Parksville
PO Box 898, V9P 2G9
Phone: (250) 248-2093
Hours: Mon to Fri 8:30 - 4:30, closed holidays

SOS Thrift Shop

188 West Hirst Avenue, Parksville
Phone: (250) 248-2532
Regular Hours: Mon to Sat 9:00 - 4:00, closed holidays

Qualicum Commons

744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach  
(No Mailing Address)
Phone: (250) 752-2040
Regular hours: Mon to Fri 8:30 - 4:30, closed holidays