Children & Family Programs

SOS Childrens ProgramsDistrict 69 SOS provides a gathering place for children and their families in both Parksville and Qualicum Beach. SOS offers high quality, FREE services and programs which are open to all members of the community, in a safe and supportive environment.

SOS encourages children and their family caregivers to play, learn and develop valuable life skills together, and provides programming to nurture self-esteem and develop the full potential of each child in our community.

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

Call 250-752-2040 ext. 201 for program information in Qualicum Beach





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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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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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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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

  • I love belly dancing, because it allows me to express myself in a non-verbal way.

    ~ a belly dancing enthusiast

  • 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