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Youth Programs

Youth Programs

SOS is dedicated to our young community members who are making their transition into adulthood. We offer a safe environment to connect with responsible adults, receive healthy support, eat nutritious food, connect with peers and learn about community resources.

In all our youth programs, we promote skills for developing:

  • self-esteem
  • responsibility
  • problem solving

“It has been wonderful for them to be able to develop relationships with people who are not teachers or parents. I don’t know how SOS finds the facilitators that they find but they’re amazing. It’s really that connection they have with them, they know they can talk to them about anything.”

Call 250-248-2093 ext. 232 for youth program information/registration.

Youth Open Space Parksville and Qualicum (Formerly Teen Night)

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Youth Open Space Parksville and Qualicum (Formerly Teen Night)

*Due to the pandemic, there are no in-house group programs running January - March 2021, instead program materials will be delivered to registered participants. Please use the contact information below to register.

January - March 2021: We are delivering food, checking in with youth and providing support and additional resources if needed.

Pre-registration is required.

Delivery dates: 
Parksville: Thursdays, 3 - 5:30 pm, Jan. 21, Feb. 11 and Mar. 4
Qualicum: Mondays, 3 - 5:30 pm, Jan. 18, Feb. 8 and Mar. 1


During usual programming, we provide a safe space for young people in grades 10, 11 & 12 to make new friends through music, arts, crafts, games in a relaxing environment. Adult mentors are available for support and a listening ear.

Parksville SOS Community Services Centre (245 West Hirst Ave.)

Parksville contact:
Phone:250-248-2093 ext.249

Cellphone/Text:250-228-4066
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Qualicum SOS Community Services Centre at Qualicum Commons. (744 Primrose St.)

Qualicum contact: 
Phone: 250-752-2040 ext.201
Cellphone/Text: 250-248-0997

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Connect with our Youth Instagram Page! @sosyouthgroup

Gradwear

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For all District 69 Grads

Gradwear

SOS believes that all of our local graduates should have the opportunity to look and feel their best during this memorable occasion. Graduates and their dates can choose from a large selection of new and gently used gowns, date dresses, shoes, purses and more. There are formal suits, jackets, ties, shoes and shirts for the guys. Find your dream dress or dapper tux for your big day. For only $5.00, grads receive:

  • formal clothing
  • accessories
  • make-up

It’s all yours to keep! 

SOS is always gratefully accepting gently used, or new, formal clothing for this program.

Are you a local business interested in supporting local youth? If you can offer discounts on up-dos, hair styling, make-up applications, nail treatments, tailoring etc. please contact us! #unityincommunity 

Click here to visit the SOS Grad Wear Facebook Page.

For more information on this program, please call 250-248-2093 ext. 242 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The program takes place at 245 West Hirst Ave, Parksville.

After School Education Assistance

Posted in Youth Programs, Children & Family Programs

Grades 6 to 12

After School Education Assistance

Falling behind in Math or English? We offer professional, one-on-one tutoring services to students who need extra support to achieve success in the classroom. This program is offered to school-aged children currently enrolled in classes in School District 69.

Mondays through Thursdays during the school year

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm or 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

To register please contact:

  • Call: 250-248-2093 ext.242
  • Cellphone/Text: 250-954-9035
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

School Night Out

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For Youth Grades 7,8 & 9

School Night Out

*Due to the pandemic, there are no in-house group programs running January - March 2021, instead program materials will be delivered to registered participants. Please use the contact information below to register.

January - March 2021: Young people get snacks and program materials delivered to their door. Program coordinators are available to listen, support and connect youth with additional resources.

Pre-registration is required.

Delivery dates:
Parksville: Tuesdays, 3 - 5:30 pm, Jan. 7, Jan. 28, Feb. 18 and Mar. 11
Qualicum: Mondays, 3 - 5:30 pm, Jan. 4, Jan. 25 and Mar. 8


During usual programming, we provide a safe space for young people in Grades 7, 8 & 9 to connect and express themselves through games, art, crafts and music. Adult mentors available to support, guide and listen.

During ususal programming, you can join us for:
  • games
  • music
  • creative projects
  • guest speakers


SOS Community Services Centre at Qualicum Commons (744 Primrose St.)

  • Qualicum contact:
    • Phone: 250-752-2040 ext.201
    • Cellphone/Text: 250-248-0997
    • Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SOS Community Services Centre (245 West Hirst Ave.)

  • Parksville contact:
    • Phone:250-248-2093 ext.249
    • Cellphone/Text:250-228-4066
    • Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Connect with our Youth Instagram Page! @sosyouthgroup

Recreation Assistance For Children and Youth

Posted in Youth Programs, Children & Family Programs

Every child should have the chance to play

Recreation Assistance For Children and Youth

This program enables local children and youth to participate in recreational activities and camps that their families would otherwise be unable to afford. SOS assists with registration costs for children and youth (aged 0-18 years) in School District 69. We work in collaboration with KidSport and athletics4kids to ensure no child goes without the opportunity to participate in sports and recreational activities.   

To register for this program, please call 250-248-2093 ext. 241.
The program takes place at 245 West Hirst Ave, Parksville.
For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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