Dear reader,

As a charitable organization that has been of service to our community since 1968, we take your trust in us seriously. After all, there would be no SOS without community support.

You trust us to deliver programs and services that help children and youth grow into successful adults through play, mentoring and academic tutoring.

You trust us to provide programs and resources to assist families to form meaningful connections with other parents and caregivers of all generations.

You trust us to deliver emergency assistance like vouchers for food, utilities and medications for residents experiencing hardship.

And you trust us to ensure that local seniors are not forgotten and that they have the services and support they require to age in place.

Overall, you trust SOS to invest your donations in programs and services that make an impact in your community.

In the next week, we will launch our annual campaign focused on how we can all make a bigger impact on the lives of vulnerable seniors in our community. And over the next few months, you’ll read about the issues and hear from our front-line staff, who every day witness the seriousness of the moment. We’ll also share stories of what many seniors are coping with just in order to stay housed and with food in their cupboards. You’ll also learn about the power of your actions to influence their outcomes.

And now for something very special. We are extremely excited to open up ticket sales on April 8 for our first annual Impact Makers Gala to be held June 7 at Tigh-Na-Mara.  We are thrilled that Tom Jackson, one of Canada’s most beloved Impact Makers will return to help SOS raise funds to support this important campaign.

Once again, thank you for your trust. Let’s commit to making an even bigger impact this year together!

With sincere gratitude,


Susanna Newton

SOS Executive Director