Bridges for Women Society provides support, education and employment training for women who have been impacted by trauma, violence, abuse and/or neglect, to reclaim their lives and build economic security. We also offer trauma-informed employment programs, an online program, personal and career assessments, counselling, one on one support, career exploration, job development, mentoring, upgrading with Camosun College, and support with accessing the single parent employment initiative. We are located at 6625 Sooke Road (in the Worklink office).
The Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) provides a range of programs and services to address the unique needs of military members and their families. We offer some programs in the Sooke Region directly.
The Bahá’í Faith is an ideology, a religion, a belief system Divinely revealed for the purpose to “safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race, and to foster the spirit of love and fellowship amongst men.” It is not an end in itself; it is a tool, an instrument for the wellbeing of all of humanity. It contains all of the necessary principles, teachings, structures, and most importantly, the moral/spiritual authority to transform all the components of society to achieve world peace.
Our Club accepted the "Lioness Bridging Program" offered by Lions International and "bridged" our "Lioness Club" (formerly Sooke Lioness Club) in September 2003 which became our official charter date. There were 25 original members of the newly formed Sooke Lioness Lions Club. On July 1, 2010 we re-named our club to the Sooke Harbourside Lions Club.
In 2011, 41 members are very active in the Sooke community, but work closely with Lions and Lioness Clubs in Multiple District 19 (British Columbia, Washington, and Northern Idaho).
The Otter Point, Shirley and Jordan River Resident and Ratepayers Association (OPSRRA), a non-profit organization established in 1992, represents about 400 residents from these three small, unincorporated communities west of Sooke, British Columbia
Otter Point, Shirley and Jordan River are three separate rural communities west of Sooke, B.C. (formally recognized by the Capital Regional District in 1995).
Transition Sooke (aka the Sooke Transition Town Society) was founded in 2011 by a group of residents dedicated to working with "local people, strengths and solutions" to once again make Sooke a resilient and sustainable community in keeping with its long pioneer and First Nations traditions.
In the SENĆOŦEN language, the word T'Sou-ke is the name of the Stickleback fish that live in the estuary of the river. Exposure to Europeans through the Hudson's Bay Company saw the name changed first to Soke and then Sooke. That English name is now common and is used for many things including the name of our neighbouring town, the river and basin, the main road.