• Slide One

    Thrift Store Bargains

    Giving Back to the Community

  • Slide Two

    Your Community

    Working Together for Change

  • Slide Three

    A Local Effort

    Positively Working for Your District

  • Slide Four

    Celebrating 45 Years

    Organized Services in Your Area

  • Slide Five

    Caring for Kids at Christmas


Over 30 Programs for Children, Youth, Adults & Seniors

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

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Donation & Volunteer Opportunities

SOS receives generous support from both private and public sectors in the form of dollars, services and material goods. All donations allow the multitude of SOS programs and services to continue.

Lend a Hand


Bargain-Hunt Our Huge Thrift Shop

Mon- Sat, 9am - 4pm. The SOS has the largest Thrift Shop on Vancouver Island, with over 18,000 sq. feet. We offer a wide variety of clothing, jewellery, accessories, shoes, household items, furniture, appliances, toys and books. 

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View our Upcoming Events

From Christmas Toy Drives to weekly programs for the family, we work collaboratively with community stakeholders to identify and offer select, supplementary events and social services to our community.

Come Join Us

Help us support your community.

SOS receives generous support from both private and public sectors. This support comes in the form of dollars, services and material goods. All donations unite with SOS Thrift Shop revenue to allow the multitude of SOS programs, services and outreach initiatives to continue. All donors are too numerous to list, however, this does not diminish their great importance.

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Sign Up For Our Newsletter!

Stay up-to-date with all of SOS's news and events! We'll send you our newsletters as they come out, and you'll have the latest information on what's happening in Parksville.  Whether we've got a special event, or exciting volunteer opportunity, you'll be the first to know!


 Spring 2016 newsletter Website




About SOS - Latest News

Child, Youth & Family Centre

245 West Hirst Avenue, Parksville
PO Box 898 V9P 2G9
Phone: (250) 248-2093
Hours: Open Mon to Fri 8:30 - 4:30

SOS Thrift Shop

188 West Hirst Avenue, Parksville
Phone: (250) 248-2532
Regular Hours: Mon to Sat 9:00 - 4:00

Qualicum Commons

744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach  
(No Mailing Address)
Phone: (250) 752-2040
Open Mon to Fri 8:30 - 4:30