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Toddler Kindergym (SNP CFC Location)

A chance for little ones that are on the move, up to 3 years old, to move!  A great chance to climb, crawl, dance and jump. To register, contact admin@snplace.org SNP Child & Family Centre - 3120 Tillicum Road, behind Pearkes Recreation Centre

Playgroup (SNP Pearkes)

Opportunities for imaginative and creative play, sensory and building activities, as well as a social connection are provided for children up to 5 years old. Weekly on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 am. Pre-registration required. To register contact admin@snplace.org. Located at SNP Pearkes, 3100 Tillicum Road. 

Parent Child Mother Goose (SNP Pearkes)

An interactive program for caregivers and young children to connect with each other and others through songs and stories. To Register, contact admin@snplace.org

Friday Families and Friends Playtime

Friday Families and Friends Playtime is a Beacon Community Services' Peninsula Early Years program. Join them at this free program for parents and caregivers of children up to six years old. A time to play, enjoy the gym, explore art and have a visit with friends! Takes place at 1649 Mt. Newton Cross Rd. For information, or to register to attend, please contact the Peninsula Early Years Centre

Tsawout HeadStart Program

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.

Peninsula Early Years Centre

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.

Sooke Family Resource Society – Family Support Group

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.

Sooke Family Resource Society

Sooke Family Resource Society offers the following groups in the Sooke/West Shore communities:  Parent and Tot Playgroup, Parent Discussion Group, Early Years Neurodiverse Playgroup, and Family Support Group.  See calendar for schedule.    

Family Playground

Bring the whole family to the Y indoor family playground! Play, run, bounce and explore while meeting other families in the community. Parents are asked to stay and enjoy this program with their children.

The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed Street Church has been essential in fighting hunger and restoring faith to  people living  in greater Victoria since 1975. Their operations are nearly 100 percent community funded; these include the region’s largest and most accessible Food Bank, the Food Security Distribution Centre serving 60+ organizations in the capital region, Family back-to-school and Christmas supports, Hospitality programs, services at Hope Farm Healing Centre as well as Church services.

Fernwood Community Meal

Fernwood NRG are serving their community meal on Mondays. They will be able to serve the first 80 people. There is a vegetarian and sometimes a meat option. They will unfortunately be unable to accommodate any other special or dietary requests.

Time will be between 5:00pm and 6:00pm. If you have any questions, please email info@fernwoodnrg.ca.

Family Dinner (Burnside Gorge)

Enjoy a nutritious meal with your family and meet other members of your community. Families need to register for dinner before Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. by calling the front desk at 250-388-5251. Advise if you are vegetarian when registering.

Parent Child Mother Goose (James Bay Community Project)

Enjoy rhymes, songs and finger play. Listen to a story, learn to tell a story.

Kinship Care/Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

There are Support Groups specifically for those who are raising their friends or relatives’ children (Kinship Caregivers or Grandparents Raising Grandchildren). Please contact the Kinship Care Help Line, which can give you more information and refer you to a Kinship Care Support Groups.

Family Talk – Laugh, Learn & Lunch

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.

Saanich Neighbourhood Place

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  

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