Board of Directors

  • Martin Fereday
  • Dr. Jennifer Mullett
  • Bonnie Wallis
  • Garry Cox
  • Johns Banks
  • Joshua Dennis
  • Jo Dunn
  • Don Luke
  • Paul Ruffell
  • Pamela May-Straka
  • Anne Thompson
  • Susanna Newton

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS is only offering essential services at this time. SOS Thrift Shop is closed until further notice and cannot accept donations until we reopen. SOS Community Services Centres are closed, and volunteer activities are suspended with the exception of a few areas. We are unable to interview new potential volunteers at this time. We are able to continue offering the Meals on Wheels program, Emergency Assistance & Advocacy (by phone) and Seniors Advocacy (by phone). The Counselling Referral program is connecting clients with professional counsellors online. The Homeless Prevention program will continue support for existing clients. All Child, Youth & Family programs are suspended. For more information or for assistance, call 250-248-2093. Monetary donations are critical at this time to keep our services available. If you are able, please consider donating. We wish you good health and hope to reconnect again soon.

Anne Thompson

SOS Director

Anne Thompson

Anne Thompson’s career and volunteer work has focused on empowering people to lead independent and healthy lifestyles. She has worked in management of large, rural extension programs, as a lecturer and curriculum developer for Home Support Worker and Gerontology certificate programs at the community college level, and as a secondary school nutrition teacher.  She was involved in the startup of a rural Meals on Wheels service and an urban Community Kitchen. She has participated on numerous committees including a Regional Home Care Program, an Independent Living Centre, an Interfaith Counselling Centre, and a provincial Homemaker Service.  Anne was elected to the SOS Board in June, 2019.

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