SOS Programs & Services

SOS Programs & ServicesThe SOS Child, Youth and Family Centres are located at 245 West Hirst Avenue in Parksville, and 744 Primrose Street in Qualicum Beach, and both are gathering places for the community. Our building provides a supportive and nurturing environment for the children, youth, adults and families of District 69.

The Child, Youth and Family Centre (CYFC) offers a variety of programs, support and services (free of charge) for the residents of District 69, including in-house programs, workshops and special events.

In addition, SOS provides information on and referrals to other services available in our community.

SOS programs and services are supported by over 350 volunteers, and are funded by the sale of donated goods through our Thrift Shop, cash donations, estate bequests, and fundraising activities.

Seniors Are Talking

Seniors Are Talking

Seniors are Talking A friendly, comfortable place to catch up with friends, brainstorm and problem-solve about common concerns....

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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

Do you experience mobility issues and find it difficult to prepare healthy meals? The Meals on Wheels program helps those...

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Medical Appointment Transportation Service

Medical Appointment Transportation Service

SOS volunteers offer safe and courteous transportation for community residents to and from medical appointments, within District...

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STAR program

STAR program

This interactive and educational program sets residents up to be successful renters. The classes are interactive and fun...

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Homeless Prevention Program

Homeless Prevention Program

The Homeless Prevention Program is focused on ending as well as preventing homelessness in School District 69. It began in...

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Emergency Assistance and Advocacy Program

Emergency Assistance and Advocacy Program

Are you experiencing hardship and need assistance? This program combines financial assistance and a community network of...

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Counselling

Counselling

In today’s fast-paced and stressful world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the challenges of everyday life....

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Women's Personal Growth

Women's Personal Growth

Enhance your quality of life; develop your talents, potential, and sense of self. If you dream of a better future, this is...

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Men's Personal Growth

Men's Personal Growth

Develop trust, support and friendship while developing new skills and confidence. Outcomes include: discovering four "windows"...

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Seniors' Connection

Seniors' Connection

If you are a seniors (60 and older) an you need assistance accessing support, SOS can help. We provide free information on...

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Grad Wear

Grad Wear

SOS believes that all young graduates should have the opportunity to take part in this memorable occasion. Graduates and...

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St. John Ambulance Babysitting Course

St. John Ambulance Babysitting Course

Babysitting is a great way to earn money, learn responsibility, and help your neighbours. This course teaches you: child...

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After School Education Assistance

After School Education Assistance

Falling behind in Math or English? We offer professional tutoring services to students who need extra support to achieve...

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Teen Nite

Teen Nite

A safe, non-judgmental environment for grades 10, 11 and 12 to have fun and be yourself while meeting new people, and connecting...

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School Nite Out

School Nite Out

Grades 7, 8 and 9's are in for some excitement at SOS in Parksville on Tuesdays. Express yourself in a safe and friendly...

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Caring for Kids at Christmas

Caring for Kids at Christmas

The SOS Caring for Kids at Christmas Program ensures our local children and youth have a magical Christmas, and that adults...

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Family Night

Family Night

SOS's Family Night offers a fun place for families to interact with each other while enjoying a nutritious meal and quality...

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Girl Talk

Girl Talk

For girls in grades 4, 5 and 6. Join us for fun activities that inspire confidence and healthy self-image. In Girl Talk,...

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Guyz Time

Guyz Time

For guys in grades 4, 5 and 6. Guyz Time includes activities that focus on building self-esteem, healthy relationships, and...

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Income Tax Returns

Income Tax Returns

Each year, SOS tax preparers provide assistance with the preparation of basic income tax returns for low-income individuals...

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Oceanside Better at Home

Oceanside Better at Home

Seniors are an important and integral part of the Oceanside community. To ensure you continue to play an active role in the...

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Preschoolers on the Move!

Preschoolers on the Move!

Music, movement and imaginative games are designed to develop large motor skills and self-esteem in this parent participation...

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Recreation Assistance For Children and Youth

Recreation Assistance For Children and Youth

This program helps your child “get in the game,” by assisting with registration costs for recreational activities...

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TIC TAC

TIC TAC

This program is open to any family caregiver of children (infant to five years old). Take a break with other adults or join...

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Youth Open Space in Qualicum Beach

Youth Open Space in Qualicum Beach

Youth will enjoy creative projects, games, recreation and snacks while connecting with other teens and youth mentors. This...

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Positive Reviews:

  • Thank you for arranging a drive for my medical appointment... I really appreciate your cheerfulness...

    ~ a safely transported client

  • Not since the banquets of Nero... has such a meal been served on golden plates!

    ~ a delighted diner

  • The program was most helpful, empowering, and valuable.

    ~ a self-help participant

  • I have become more dignified and stable.

    ~ a community member enriched

  • This is the best day of my whole life.

    ~ a child's first picnic

  • Besides the hardship assistance, subsidized children's programming and vouchers... you have given us the greatest gift... respect, compassion, and dignity.

    ~ a family helped