Children & Family Programs

SOS Childrens ProgramsSOS has created safe and supportive environments where local early learners, children and families can access high quality, free programs and services. These are open to all members of our communities.

We encourage children and their family caregivers to play, learn and develop valuable life skills together. We provide programming that inspires self-esteem, strengthens family bonds and helps children and families in our communities lead healthier, happier lives.

"What an invaluable program Kids Movement for girls has been for my daughter. I can't say enough! It has presented so many enriching and diverse opportunities and experiences. As a single working mom, I am so incredibly grateful. I would have never been able to provide these opportunities for my daughter without the SOS and its amazing commitment to our local youth."  ~ The parent of a participant in the Kids Movement: Play, Express & Grow program

Call 250-248-2093 ext. 249 for program information in Parksville

Call 250-752-2040 ext. 2 for program information in Qualicum Beach





Summer Programs

Summer Programs

 "If you’re having a bad day you can come here and you feel way better, you can talk to people and you can forget about...

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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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Caring for Community at Christmas

Caring for Community at Christmas

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

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Family Night

Family Night

SOS offers Family Night programs in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.The programs offer a fun place for families to connect...

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Kids Movement for boys

Kids Movement for boys

 Kids Movement: Play, Express & Grow is for boys in grades 4, 5 and 6. This program includes activities that focus...

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Kids Movement for girls

Kids Movement for girls

Kids Movement: Play, Express & Grow is for girls in grades 4, 5 and 6. Join us for fun activities that inspire confidence...

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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 enables local children and youth to participate in recreational activities and camps that their families would...

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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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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