Pickup 4:00PM-5:00PM. To go at this time. To register, contact Tina@snplace.org
SNP Pearkes Oct 5, 2023 – Nov 9, 2023 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM This 6-week program focuses on mental health and wellness for mothers. They provide information and support in a facilitated group with an opportunity to connect with other moms. To register, contact Robin@snplace.org
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Enjoy cooking in a group and taking delicious meals home to your family. All ingredients are provided. Weekly on Thursdays from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM. To register contact Tina@snplace.org
About the Program Weekly, no-cost dinner that is made for you and your family. Family Dinner is to-go only at this time. Pick-up is on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 pm. To register contact Tina@snplace.org
COVID-19 Update: Please see website for most up to date information. About the program PISE's kids’ programs provide a friendly, safe and welcoming environment to explore movement. Through providing a quality physical activity experience that focuses on games and play, children develop their physical literacy. They aim to inspire children to play their way to confidence, skill development, fun, teamwork, cooperation, respect and inclusivity.
VICCIR provides mental health counselling to immigrants and refugees living in Canada. They offer their services on a sliding fee scale, based on clients' ability to pay. They work with specially trained interpreters as required.
The Family Support Institute of BC (FSI) is a provincial not for profit society committed to supporting families who have a family member with a disability. FSI is unique in Canada and the only grass roots family-to-family organization with a broad volunteer base. FSI’s supports and services are FREE to any family.
ACT is a not-for-profit society that provides evidence-based information resources and training for the autism community. Their goal is to enable parents, professionals, and paraprofessionals to support children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder to live productive, satisfying lives, but much of their information is relevant across neurodiversities.
ACT’s Autism Manual for B.C. is a manual for Living and Working with Children and Adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Community organizations and parents are welcome to print the relevant sections of the manual for easy reference. If you have corrections or updates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Options for Children and Families is a welcoming, innovative organization that provides a wide range of services to people with developmental disabilities, their families, and their caregivers on South Vancouver Island. We work in partnership with other organizations, individuals, and government to ensure the inclusion of all people in our community.
Autism Information Services British Columbia (AIS BC) is a provincial information centre for autism and related disorders that provides information and supports to families, service providers, and community professionals across B.C. Their experienced staff are available by phone, in person, or by email to explain the range of best practice treatment options for autism spectrum disorder to help you navigate the BC service system.
Head Start is a drop-in program for parents and their children ages 0 – 4 years old. They offer playgroups, nutritional support and parenting workshops, which all include transportation and childminding as needed.
At Kid Care Canada the focus is social and emotional health, now considered the best foundation for mental, emotional and physical wellness, and happiness and success throughout life. Their resources guide you so that you can be a more confident and relaxed parent. You will see how your everyday nurturing actions put your infant or toddler on the path for social and emotional health, and that the benefits last a lifetime!
Keyworker services are provided at no cost to families for children (0-18 yrs) with diagnosed or suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
At the Peninsula Early Years Centre, Beacon Community Services offers a welcoming, nurturing space for families and caregivers with children ages 6 and under. Families will find comfort and encouragement, as well as important resources and supports that help build a strong foundation for young children – so they get the strongest start possible in life. Located at 1649 Mt. Newton Cross Road, Saanichton.
Beacon Community Services’ programs and services span every phase of life. They dedicate themselves to: helping keep children, youth and families healthy, strong and connected, sheltering seniors and people with disabilities in safe, affordable housing, and much more
Public Health Units provide services to the communities and individuals they serve, with a goal to increase health and wellness. Access immunizations, prenatal support, postpartum programs, etc. Location: 2170 Mt Newton Cross Rd. Saanichton BC.
Registered program. Learn about prenatal education, newborn care, nutrition, infant and mother health, stages of child development and more. For families in the prenatal stage on to infants of nine months. In partnership with Island Health, public health nurses provide information and support, together with the facilitator and guest speakers. This free program includes lunch. Program located in Sidney. Contact for registration: email@example.com
This parent-child playgroup is an extension of our Family Support Program. The group offers support to parents with children 0-6 years who may be facing challenges in life such as single parenthood, low income, or young parenthood. The group will focus on supportive parenting strategies. Call to register. Sooke group meets every other Thursdsay 10AM-noon.
The VNFC is a non-profit Indigenous-led organization located on Southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen speaking People of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. The Centre comprises over 125 compassionate staff members, building and delivering over 75 programs working to further innovative solutions to improve socio-economic conditions for urban Indigenous peoples. Their goal is to stitch the fabric of Indigenous traditions into everything the VNFC does, and to greet each other and the natural world in a good way every day.
Pacific Centre Family Services Association is dedicated to maintaining outstanding services for the people they work with through education, counselling and creative programming. Locations: Centre for Wellbeing, 324 Goldstream Ave, Colwood; and 6672 Wadams Way, Sooke.
Whether you enjoy a stroll in the park, a swim in the pool, playing soccer with friends, or a round of golf, West Shore Parks & Recreation has programs and facilities for everyone. West Shore Parks & Recreation is governed by the board of directors made up of representatives from the City of Colwood, the City of Langford, the District of Metchosin, the District of Highlands and the Town of View Royal.
SEAPARC is pleased to offer a variety of program options for 4 months to 5 years. Programs include a licensed preschool, social programs, sports, swimming and skating. Located at 2168 Phillips Rd, Sooke.
The MFRC has resources to meet the unique demands of raising children in the military lifestyle. It’s about getting quality care, support and resources in an environment that understands the lifestyle. Services include: Parenting support, child care, literacy programs, counselling, etc. The Colwood Pacific Activity Centre is located at 2610 Rosebank Rd, Colwood.
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) provides services for children from birth to 5 years of age with or at risk for developmental delays, living in Greater Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands. It is a multidisciplinary service based on child needs and family priorities.
The Youth Prenatal & Parenting Program (YP3) helps young women (aged 16-29 years) who are pregnant or in the early months of parenting. The program helps them to improve their chances to have healthy pregnancies, develop safe, positive parenting skills and increase coping and decision-making skills. The program specifically supports vulnerable youth who are at risk of becoming homeless and who may have substance use issues. By placing them in a stable Care Family suite for up to 1 year, they are supported as they learn independent living, parenting and life skills.
The 1Up Single Parent Resource Centre ‘Moms and Mentors‘ Program connects single mothers with volunteer mentors from the community, for a year of friendship and support. Moms and mentors spend about two hours per week together. They may meet at the playground or at a café, or do just about anything that’s fun or useful – they could be going for a walk, shopping for groceries, cooking together, or just chatting over coffee or tea. There are monthly group gatherings to meet other matched pairs.
This is an opportunity for children to explore and play, to meet other families and caregivers. Join the FGCA staff as they explore the challenges and joys of parenting young children over lunch. Programming will include a shared snack and group discussions as well as a shared lunch. Due to the limited space inside, they ask that you park your stroller in their covered stroller parking area at the front of the building while attending the program. Mondays, 10:00am - 12:30pm *this program does not operate during school closures (summer break, winter break, spring break, Pro D days) Contact for more information.
C’NEX was designed for families in Burnside Gorge whose children are in the care of the government or at risk of being taken into care. By using an Integrated Case Management Model, the C’NEX program builds parents’ capacity to assess their family needs and strengths. Parents and children are assisted in accessing and creating the appropriate supports
The Victoria Youth Clinic Society (VYCS) is a not-for-profit organization, operator and lead agency for Foundry Victoria, that provides integrated and comprehensive primary health care services, including mental health and addiction care for youth aged 12 to 24 years. They are a team of dedicated and skilled youth-focused professionals that includes doctors, nurses, counsellors, youth workers, peer support workers, parent support workers, wellness navigator and administrative staff.
Trans Care BC supports the delivery of equitable and accessible care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for transgender and gender-diverse people across BC.
COVID-19 Update: Please see website for most up to date information. About the program 8 to 10 sessions that increases parenting confidence, and aims to make parenting easier. For parents with children 12 months to 12 years of age. The topics discussed offers suggestions and ideas on positive parenting to help you promote your child’s development and look after yourself as a parent. Hosted at the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House, 511 Constance Ave. Victoria
ORCCA's purpose is to provide children and adolescents from low-income families access to oral care in a non profit setting. We are a registered charitable organization. It is based on the beliefs that all kids have the right to healthy oral care, and that effective oral care positively transforms the health and lives of children and adolescents.
Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic offers a range of specialized services tailored to meet the unique healthcare needs and experiences of their patients. They are an inclusive clinic with a focused clinical scope that are available to patients of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
As a community health care centre, they offer pro-choice and comprehensive sexual health clinics, education programs and products for people of all genders, orientations, abilities, and ages in Greater Victoria, BC in the unceded traditional territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. They also offer primary care attachment for priority population clients.
Child, Youth and Family Mental Health Services offers a range of services including short-term crisis intervention, multidisciplinary assessment and treatment and inpatient assessment and treatment planning. Their services are client centred, trauma-informed, least restrictive and collaborative.
Providing community health and care in the Esquimalt area.
Public Health Units provide services to the communities and individuals they serve, with a goal to increase health and wellness. Access immunizations, prenatal support, postpartum programs, etc.
Public Health Units provide services to the communities and individuals they serve, with a goal to increase health and wellness. Access immunizations, prenatal support, postpartum programs, etc. Located at 3995 Quadra St. Victoria.
HerWay Home (HWH) provides non-judgmental health care and social supports for pregnant and parenting women who have a history of substance use and may also be affected by mental health issues, violence and trauma.
An opportunity for children 0-5 years to get immunized by Island Health professionals. Available at many locations.
The Y offers a range of drop-in programs for toddlers, children and teens, as well as fitness facilities for adults. There is childminding available while you work out. They also run a licensed daycare program. Location 851 Broughton St. Victoria.
COVID-19 Update: Please see website for most up to date information. The VWCA is a non-profit community group that offers programs for children, teens and adults. Current and past programs include Little Steps Preschool, Parent & Tot drop-ins, Mother Goose, Summer Camps, Music and Fun in French. Their larger events include Vic West Fest, the annual corn roast and monthly meetings to discuss concerns of residents. The Vic West Food Security Collective also offer community kitchens, potluck dinners, gardens and orchards to support food security in the community. Located at 521 Craigflower Rd, Victoria.
The Oaklands Community Association's vision is to provide a welcoming, engaging, sustainable community where all members can live, learn and thrive. Between their three locations, Oaklands Community Centre, Oaklands Neighbourhood House and Hamilton Park, they offer a summer and winter farmers market, a wide range of recreation programs, childcare programs for ages 6 months to 5 years old, out-of-school care, camps, youth drop-in programs, community services, events, and learning workshops for everyone
The James Bay Community School Centre offers a variety of programs and services: adult recreation and continued learning, child and youth programs, early childhood programs, seniors dinners, community events, and childcare. Location: 140 Oswego St. Victoria.
Fernwood NRG provides a number of programs for parents and parents to be. The Fernwood Community Centre houses two full-time child care programs, Family Programming such as the family dinner and the family resource program, and provides space for the Canada Pre-Natal Nutrition Program (Best Babies). We also have something for every age including a youth drop-in, adult program, and seniors programs. Fernwood Community Centre located at 1240 Gladstone ave, Victoria.
Fairfield Gonzales is a connected, collaborative, inclusive, welcoming, and sustainable community. They offer recreation classes, community events, childcare, food access, parent and tot programs, and much more – right in the heart of the neighbourhood!
Burnside Gorge Community Association (BGCA) provides social support, child care, recreation, youth and family services, and community development programs as well as a number of special events and partnership initiatives to children, youth, families, and seniors in the Greater Victoria area.
Programming includes: a range of childcare programs for ages 3.5 to 11; a range of community and school based youth & family services; housing and asset development supports for youth and families; community recreation and special events for all ages; and a variety of community development initiatives.
The Quadra Village Community Centre (Downtown Blanshard Advisory Committee) is a safe and welcoming gathering place and neighbourhood association in the vibrant and diverse neighbourhood of Hillside Quadra. We provide services, programs , and support to meet the various needs of individuals in our community.
The team at VCAPCC are dedicated professionals who pride themselves on healing and empowering children. Their goal as an agency is to see the whole child, and therefore work as an innovative team to support children, youth and their families. All of their therapists and victim services team have the best education, training and state of the art resources to provide the best services possible to their clients.
Rosalie's Village proves supportive transitional housing for single mothers with young children age five and under and women ages 40 to 55 who are at risk of homelessness. Also provides three emergency shelter units for single mothers with children to use for up to 60 days. Support services include a day program, work training programs, life skills training, emergency relief, vouchers, workshops, and help transitioning into long-term housing. On-site licensed daycare for infants and children is available. Rent is based on income.
WIN is organized as a community service cooperative which is a non profit form of a cooperative. Their purpose is to benefit the community through the provision of programs and services for supports women, trans, non-binary and Two Spirit people, and their families.
Working with their partners in the Capital Region, they offer life-changing services to adults who are impacted by poverty, colonization, stigma and homelessness. These services include permanent housing, emergency shelter, health and dental care, employment assistance, and social and recreational opportunities.
The Cridge Centre offers a variety of services including supportive transitional housing, childcare, seniors services, respite and respiality, among many others.
Enjoy the 50-metre pool, two shallow pools, 160-foot water slide, pool toys, hot tub, sauna, steam room, weight room, cardio area, and more. Plus, recreation programs for all ages to keep your family active, creative, and connected in the community. Located at 2775 Quadra Street.
The Esquimalt Recreation Centre is a multi-purpose wellness and community recreation facility with aquatics centre, weight room, gymnasium and multi-purpose spaces. The Archie Browning Sports Centre is a multi-use facility, which includes and ice arena, a six-sheet curling rink, and lounge areas.
Saanich offers recreation, arts, heritage, culture, social programming and services to the local community through parks and trails, a golf course, four recreation centres, archives and an arts centre.
Recreation Oak Bay offers a range of recreational opportunities regardless of age, ability, background and economic status, whether you’re interested in sports, arts, fitness, health and wellness, or personal development.
Saanich Neighbourhood Place is committed to providing families with programs and services that enhance their quality of life and sense of well-being. They are here to support you in all aspects of family life. Their programming includes food security, child and family programs, youth programs, and licensed childcare. Locations SNP Pearkes (main location for programs): 3100 Tillicum Road, behind Tillicum Mall SNP Child and Family Centre: 3120 Tillicum Road, behind Pearkes Rec Centre