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Time In Comfort for Tots And Caregivers


*Due to the pandemic, there are no in-house group programs running January - March 2021, instead program materials will be delivered to registered participants. Please use the contact information below to register.

January - March 2021: Registered TIC TAC participants will have snacks and activities delivered for nourishment and entertainment, and SOS coordinators will check in with parents/caregivers to ensure needs are being met.

Delivery days:
Parksville: Tues & Thurs, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Qualicum: Mon & Wed, 9:30 - 11:30 am

This program offers a welcoming and nurturing environment for children newborn to age 5 years old that have not entered kindergarten yet, and their parents/caregivers. 

During usual programming, adults can take a break, refuel and recharge their energy while child(ren) can play with peers, building social and emotional skills through play and interacting with staff and volunteers to support their learning. 

We provide (during usual programming):

  • Fun activities for both children and adults.
  • Complimentary coffee and tea.
  • Muffins and fruit basket for parents/guardians.
  • Snacks for children to-go, including fruit, crackers and a yogurt tube.

Parksville: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9-11am
SOS Community Services Centre (245 West Hirst Ave.)

  • Parksville contact:
    • Phone:250-248-2093 ext.249
    • Cellphone/Text:250-228-4066
    • Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Qualicum: Mondays and Wednesdays – 9-11am
SOS Community Services Centre at Qualicum Commons (744 Primrose St.)

  • Qualicum contact:
    • Phone: 250-752-2040 ext.201
    • Cellphone/Text: 250-248-0997
    • Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Pre-registration required. We can also take registrations over the phone or email to be put on waitlist.
  • Please note this program is not for paid caregivers.


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