Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue is a team of unpaid professionals who respond to land-based search and rescue emergencies within the Juan de Fuca electoral area including all inland waters. JdF SAR is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year and provide an emergency response.
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 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).
The District of Sooke is the local government body responsible for providing services for the residents of the municipality of Sooke.
A municipality is a corporation of the residents of its area and the governing body of a municipality is its Council. District of Sooke Council is composed of a Mayor and six (6) Councillors who hold office for a three (3) year term.
The citizens of the District of Sooke voted to become a municipality in 1999 and upon incorporation elected their first Mayor and Council.
The EMCS Program Office, overseen by the EMCS Society and Sooke School District #62, was established in 1987 when Edward Milne Secondary School became a community school. Since that time, the staff have worked to provide education opportunities for people of all ages in the Sooke Region. We continue to grow and change with the needs of the community, and we hope that you will find programs and services that are both useful and timely.
We welcome your creative input, so please contact us if you have any great ideas for ways we can further serve the community.
With roots dating back more than 65 years in the community, the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is considered a vital resource and advocate for Sooke's business community.
Having one of the strongest membership bases per capita in British Columbia, the Chamber operates as a not-for-profit organization and is led by a dedicated group of volunteer Board of Directors representing various business sectors in the Sooke region.