Sooke Shelter Society was incorporated in August, 2018. Sooke Shelter is a grassroots charity working together to increase access to affordable housing for those with lower-income, to prevent and end homelessness in Sooke, BC.
We believe that safe, decent, affordable housing benefits the entire community – economically, socially, and environmentally.
Through advocacy, we raise awareness of the critical value of stable, affordable housing to people’s education, employment, health, and overall wellbeing.
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).
Sooke Youth Show Choir was established in 2013 in order to provide youth aged 4 and up with the opportunity to develop their natural creative abilities and promote self-confidence by teaching them the foundations of choral singing, dancing and acting. Our mandate is to encourage participation and excellence in the arts, culture and heritage for local youth from all religious, cultural and economic backgrounds as well as all levels of physical and cognitive abilities.
We are a family oriented club promoting and teaching the art of Shotokan Karate as well as street defence.
Our primary goal is to develop self-confidence and discipline, while teaching self defence techniques that will enable our students to protect themselves in dangerous situations and to deal with life's more unpleasant moments. Along with the student's physical fitness and mastering of techniques, there should also be mental and emotional growth and development. We do not promote aggressive behaviour, and such conduct is not tolerated.
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.
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.