Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS is only offering essential services at this time. SOS Thrift Shop is closed until further notice. SOS Community Services Centres are closed, but we are able to continue our Meals on Wheels program, Emergency Assistance & Advocacy (by phone) and Seniors Advocacy (by phone). Ministry clients can call about using a drop-off/pick-up service for report cards. The Homeless Prevention program will continue support for existing clients. All Child, Youth & Family programs are suspended. For more information or for assistance, call 250-248-2093. We wish you good health and hope to reconnect again soon.

Youth Programs

Youth Programs

SOS is dedicated to our young community members who are making their transition into adulthood. We offer a safe environment to connect with responsible adults, receive healthy support, eat nutritious food, connect with peers and learn about community resources.

In all our youth programs, we promote skills for developing:

  • self-esteem
  • responsibility
  • problem solving

“It has been wonderful for them to be able to develop relationships with people who are not teachers or parents. I don’t know how SOS finds the facilitators that they find but they’re amazing. It’s really that connection they have with them, they know they can talk to them about anything.”

Call 250-248-2093 ext. 232 for youth program information/registration.

Gradwear

Posted in Youth Programs

For all District 69 Grads

Gradwear

SOS believes that all of our local graduates should have the opportunity to look and feel their best during this memorable occasion. Graduates and their dates can choose from a large selection of new and gently used gowns, date dresses, shoes, purses and more. There are formal suits, jackets, ties, shoes and shirts for the guys. Find your dream dress or dapper tux for your big day. For only $5.00, grads receive:

  • formal clothing
  • accessories
  • make-up

It’s all yours to keep! 

New for 2020: Drop-in Monday - Friday, April 6-10, 3:30 - 7 pm, and Saturday, April 11 from 12 pm - 4 pm. 

SOS is always gratefully accepting gently used, or new, formal clothing for this program.

Are you a local business interested in supporting local youth? If you can offer discounts on up-dos, hair styling, make-up applications, nail treatments, tailoring etc. please contact us! #unityincommunity 

Click here to visit the SOS Grad Wear Facebook Page.

For more information on this program, please call 250-248-2093 ext. 232 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The program takes place at 245 West Hirst Ave, Parksville.

Summer Programs

Posted in Youth Programs, Children's & Family Programs

Summer programs for all ages

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 your day. It’s an amazing program." ~ A Kids Summer Fun Program Participant

Summer programs for all ages run at SOS from July 2 - Aug 30, 2019.

Some require pre-registration and others are drop-in.

Please click here to have a look at our Summer Programs guide.

For more information please call 250-248-2093 in Parksville

Or 250-752-2040 for programs in Qualicum Beach.

After School Education Assistance

Posted in Youth Programs, Children's & Family Programs

Grades 6 to 12

After School Education Assistance

Falling behind in Math or English? We offer professional tutoring services to students who need extra support to achieve success in the classroom. We help you make sense of those numbers, letters, equations and paragraphs.

Mondays through Thursdays during the school year

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm or 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

To register for this program, please call 250-248-2093 ext. 232.
The program takes place at 245 West Hirst Ave, Parksville.
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Teen Night

Posted in Youth Programs

For Youth Grades 10 - 12

Teen Night

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

  • Express yourself through creative activities.
  • Discover something new on field trips and group outings.
  • Learn about community resources and other supportive services.

Please drop-in Thursdays from 3:30-7:30 pm in Parksville. We serve healthy, delicious snacks and dinner.

To register for this program, please call 250-248-2093 ext. 232.

The program takes place at 245 West Hirst Ave, Parksville.

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School Night Out

Posted in Youth Programs

For Youth Grades 7,8 & 9

School Night Out

Grades 7, 8 and 9's are in for some excitement!
This program takes place in Qualicum Beach on Mondays and at SOS in Parksville on Tuesdays. Express yourself in a safe and friendly environment, with:

  • games
  • field trips
  • music
  • creative projects
  • guest speakers

We serve healthy, delicious snacks and dinner.

Drop in 3:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Qualicum Beach : SOS Community Services Centre at Qualicum Commons, 744 Primrose St.
Parksville: SOS Community Services Centre, 245 West Hirst Ave.

*Summer Nite Out replaces this program in the Summer months.

To register for this program, please call 250-248-2093 ext. 232.

The program takes place at 245 West Hirst Ave, Parksville.

For more information call or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Recreation Assistance For Children and Youth

Posted in Youth Programs, Children's & Family Programs

Every child should have the chance to play

Recreation Assistance For Children and Youth

This program enables local children and youth to participate in recreational activities and camps that their families would otherwise be unable to afford. SOS assists with registration costs for children and youth (aged 0-18 years) in School District 69. We work in collaboration with KidSport and athletics4kids to ensure no child goes without the opportunity to participate in sports programs and camps.  

To register for this program, please call 250-248-2093 ext. 241.
The program takes place at 245 West Hirst Ave, Parksville.
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Youth Open Space in Qualicum Beach

Posted in Youth Programs

FOR YOUTH GRADES 10-12

Youth Open Space in Qualicum Beach

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

This program runs weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Qualicum Commons.

To register for this program, please call 250-248-2093 ext. 232.

The program takes place at 744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach.

For more information call or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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