As Juan de Fuca regional residents we share this in common:
We are gravely troubled by the staggering rate and volume of deforestation in our region. We believe that our forests are being grossly mismanaged, and that these lands which should represent our commons have been unjustly expropriated in the name of fast profit for industry shareholders, at the expense of ecological sustainability and what is literally the birthright ground for future generations.
Our vision is two-fold:
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 purpose of the Sooke Region Literacy Project is to build community and help people in the Sooke Region achieve the sense of empowerment that goes along with literacy. Our community development work is aimed at enhancing, coordinating and creating literacy programs in the Sooke Region, from East Sooke to Port Renfrew, making sure that everyone has access to the learning opportunities they need to fulfill their full potential.
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.
Since 2003 we have worked to create a strong partnership of groups concerned with serving Sooke region communities and promoting health and wellness. In 2014 CHI merged with the Sooke Cooperative Association of Service Agencies (CASA). The Sooke Region Communities Health Network (SRCHN) has many individual participants who volunteer their time and have effectively had a beneficial impact across dimensions of health and social care in our region.
Sooke Family Resource Society is dedicated to caring for families and individuals of all ages primarily in the Sooke Region and Westshore communities by providing services in parenting support, child, youth and family development, as well as mental health and addictions. For more information about our programs and services, please visit our website.
The Sooke Food Bank Society provides one hamper per month to those in need. The Food Bank is open the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Thursdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please bring your & your dependents' Care Cards and proof of residence with you (i.e. utility bill, drivers license, etc.). Access to the Food Bank is across from the murals in the parking lot, across from Mom's Cafe. For more information please leave a message at 250-642-7666 and someone will return your call.