Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS is only able to offer essential services. This includes: Meals on Wheels, Emergency Assistance & Advocacy (by phone),  Seniors Advocacy (by phone), Counselling Referral (online), Seniors grocery shopping and Friendly Phone Visiting (through Oceanside Better at Home and BC211), the Homeless Prevention Program and the Income Tax program (by phone). SOS Thrift Shop is open as of June 15, 2020 with limited hours and new procedures to keep you safe. Please visit the Thrift Shop page for more information. SOS Community Services Centres are closed, and volunteer activities are suspended with the exception of a few areas. 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.

Strategic Plan

Vision
To make our District a secure, supported and inclusive community.

Mission
Through collaboration with community leaders and organizations, deliver a sustainable, creative, relevant and compassionate prevention and safety net for School District 69 residents in need.

Goals          
1.  Deliver relevant, community-based programming

  • Deliver a program plan to meet the identified needs of the community based on SOS defined selection criteria

2. Ensure the continuing financial viability of SOS

  • Evaluate the capacity of SOS to meet ongoing and future demands
  • Respond to the risks and opportunities of the financial environment

3. Engage in strategic alliances to deliver optimum community benefits

  • Define criteria for collaborative initiatives
  • Promote an environment of collaboration

4. Inspire community support

  • Actively communicate with all stakeholders
  • Report regularly to stakeholders on benefits and opportunities

5. Provide effective governance

  • Ensure strong and competent management is in place
  • Execute a monitoring and evaluation plan

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