Children & Family Programs

SOS Childrens Programs

Restart of programs update, September 2020

We look forward to reconnecting with District 69 children, youth and families in a safe and respectful manner.  In order to do so, we are following guidelines that are given by the provincial and federal government and closely monitoring COVID-19.

We want to ensure your safety, as well as the safety of our staff and volunteers, while still providing a fun environment and a safe space to socialize.

Programs will restart the week of September 21 and end the week of November 27, 2020. Please click here for more information.

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SOS 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





After School Education Assistance

After School Education Assistance

Falling behind in Math or English? We offer professional, one-on-one tutoring services to students who need extra support...

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Caring for Community at Christmas

Caring for Community at Christmas

The SOS Caring for Community at Christmas Program ensures local children and youth experience the magic of Christmas, and...

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Family Night

Family Night

Family Night enables local families to enjoy quality time together while SOS serves dinner and provides entertainment such...

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Kids Movement: Play Express & Grow  (for boys)

Kids Movement: Play Express & Grow (for boys)

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

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Kids Movement:Play, Express & Grow (for girls)

Kids Movement:Play, Express & Grow (for girls)

Kids Movement: Play, Express & Grow is for girls in grades 4, 5 and 6. This program is full of fun activities that inspire...

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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 offers a welcoming and nurturing environment for children newborn to age 5 years old that have not entered kindergarten...

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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